Article ID : SX671302 / Last Modified : 05/27/2022

How do I remove the system software updates notification icon?

    Applicable to

    • Android™ 12
    • Android™ 11
    • Android 10
    • Android 9.0 Pie

    The software update notification icon is designed to appear whenever a new system software is available. You can hide the notification icon in the status bar on Xperia® devices running Android version 4.4.

    In Android version 5.0 or higher, it's not possible to permanently deactivate the system software update notification. However, you can deactivate it temporarily. The update notification will reappear after a restart of your Xperia device or if you search for an update manually.

    Note: It's highly recommended you update the software as it increases the overall performance and improves the security protection of the device. Updating your device to the latest available software also reduces the risk of sending it for repair.

    Temporarily remove the system software update notification icon

    • Android 10 or later
      1. Find and tap SettingsApps & notificationsSee all [number of apps] apps.
      2. Tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) → Show system.
      3. Find and tap Software update.
      4. Tap Storage and cacheCLEAR DATA.
    • Android 9
      1. Find and tap SettingsApps & notificationsSee all [number of apps] apps.
      2. Tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) → Show system.
      3. Find and tap Software update.
      4. Tap StorageCLEAR DATA.