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[Fix] Download Progress not Showing in Android Notification Bar

I was downloading some apps from the Play Store and noticed that the download progress wasn’t showing on my notification panel. I’m using Poco F1 and this happened after I moved from MIUI to custom ROM. After searching a while, I figured out the solution for this issue.

In case if you’re on a custom ROM and not seeing the download progress bar while downloading files either from Play Store or browsers like Chrome, I will help you fix it in a jiffy.

As far as I know, this is a known bug in Android Pie-based custom ROMs. I even tried switching between popular ROMs like LineageOS 16, Nitrogen OS, Arrow etc. But the problem persisted and you can easily fix the Android download notification disappearing issue by following the below tutorial.

How to Fix Download Progress Not Showing Issue on Android Pie

  1. First of all, go to Settings and search for ‘Data Transfer Tool.Download Progress Not Showing Issue on Android Pie
  2. Once you find the app, disable it.Download Progress Not Showing Issue on Android Pie
  3. Now head on to ‘Apps & Notification’ settings and expand all apps.Download Progress Not Showing Issue on Android Pie
  4. Tap on the 3 dots on the top right corner and choose ‘Show System’ option. This will list out all apps installed on your device.Download Progress Not Showing Issue on Android Pie
  5. In that list, find ‘Download Manager’ and open it. Tap on ‘Notifications’ menu.Download Progress Not Showing Issue on Android Pie
  6. Make sure you check all three boxes as shown in this picture. Then tap on ‘In Progress’ item.Download Progress Not Showing Issue on Android Pie
  7. Under ‘Behaviour’, choose ‘Show silently’ option.Download Progress Not Showing Issue on Android Pie
  8. Reboot the device.

After the reboot, the download not showing in notification bar issue should have been fixed. Try downloading something from Play Store and check whether it shows the download progress icon on the notification bar.

In case if that doesn’t work on your device, let us know your affected phone and installed ROM through the comment section. We will help you fix your download progress disappearing issue on Pie ROMs.

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