Have you ever got a bit trigger-happy and accidentally dismissed a notification without actually reading it first? I know I have and it's pretty frustrating to NEVER KNOW WHAT IT SAID. Thankfully there's a solution - a hidden notification log, as spotted by Abhishek Choudhary.
The full process, detailed here, is actually surprisingly easy - you simply:
- Create a new widget on your desktop, selecting 'Settings Shortcut'
- Select 'Notification Log' from the options presented
- Use the new widget when you need to view the log
If you would prefer not to use a widget, you can use QuickShortcutMaker from the Play Store to link to the Settings app $NotificationStationActivity, which achieves the same result.
If you want to take it a step further (why wouldn't you?), you could even, assuming you're on Marshmallow with System UI Tuner available, create a custom tile in Quick Settings (courtesy of Custom Quick Settings from the Play Store) to achieve the same end.