Thankfully, if you are running a recent version of Jelly Bean or KitKat, it is possible to retrieve your old and dismissed notifications with a simple trick. Here’s how. Step 1: On the home screen of your Android device, place a 1×1 Settings Shortcut widget and select “Notifications” from the available list of shortcuts. Step 2: Now, whenever you will tap on the Notifications shortcut on your home screen, it will display a list of all your notification in the reverse chronological order. You can also disable notifications from third party apps by tapping on their names and then removing the tick from the “Show notifications” option. Keep in mind that the log of all your notifications is cleared every time you reboot your Android device.