With Heads-up, any device can get the heads-up notifications introduced in the Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, no root required. But according to Addictivetips, this app is much more than just a backport. And according to the users, this app is way better than the original!

Heads-up displays the latest notification as a floating popup, complete with full text and quick actions (4.1+).
Works on everything running Android 3.1 and newer.
You're in control: Heads-up has five pages of customization, so you'll get notified your way.
Pocket detection – when you get a message, Heads-up turns the screen on if you take your phone out of the pocket! (Kind of like AcDisplay. Note: this causes a tiny increase in battery usage if you get a ton of notifications)
Privacy on the lock screen (and in general - Heads-up doesn't even have internet permission, so it can't send your private data anywhere)
Oh, and it's known to work on some smartwatches.

Heads-up is not a lockscreen app, so don't expect it behave like the Lollipop lockscreen.

Heads-up notifications is available in over 20 languages, thanks to an awesome team of translators. As this app isn't supported anymore, new translations will not make it into Heads-up.

If no popups appear, please make sure that Heads-up shows up in the list of running services. If it doesn't, make sure you have enabled the service, and then reboot the phone.

If your device is running Android 4.2 or earlier, and you have other accessibility services running (such as Pushbullet), they might block Heads-up from receiving your notifications. Please try to disable them if Heads-up doesn't work.

Huawei, XIAOMI and MIUI users: please allow Heads-up to display popups under Settings > Apps > Downloaded > Heads-up. It might also be necessary to reset the app data/settings.

Uninstalling: If you find that the uninstall button is disabled, go to System Settings > Security > Device administrators > Heads-up, and tap Disable.

Other: Facebook Messenger, AcDisplay and PushBullet notification mirroring might conflict with Heads-up.

Heads-up is open-source, licensed under GPL!
That means you can make your own version of Heads-up, as long as the resulting app also is open-source.

I don't have time to work on this app anymore, and don't expect answers to questions about the app. Sorry :(

App Information Heads-up Notifications

  • App Name
    Heads-up Notifications
  • Package Name
  • Updated
  • File Size
    543 k
  • Requires Android
    Android 3.1+
  • Version
  • Developer
  • Installs
    1,000,000 - 5,000,000
  • Price
  • Category
  • Developer
  • Google Play Link

Heads-up Notifications Version History

Select Heads-up Notifications Version :
  • 1.12 (60)
  • 1.11 (58)
  • Heads-up Notifications 1.12 (60) APK File

    Publish Date: 2016-02-23
    Requires Android: Android 3.1+ (Honeycomb MR1, API 12)
    File Size: 543 KB (APK file)
    File APK Md5: a7e6921dfc994cd3a36900c85278b10d
    File APK Sha1: 000f67dcddc1aca6caa52218661ef4133a1566ac
    APK Signature: fbdb0ddeaa94c43789cb3497f0334fb69f9414ef
    What's new :
    Hi everyone!

    As you might have noticed, I don't really have time to work on Heads-up anymore. Heads-up will keep working, but I won't add any new features. Maybe someday in the future :)

    I'd like to say thank you for using Heads-up, leaving over 30,000 awesome reviews here on Play, sending me thousands of emails with feedback, and translating it into 30 languages. And of course a huge thank you to those who donated!

    I'd never be able to pull this off without you!

  • Heads-up Notifications 1.11 (58) APK File

    Publish Date: 2015-11-18
    Requires Android: Android 3.1+
    File Size: 501 KB (APK file)
    File APK Md5: 74fb824c5ac9b1318994126b4501f639
    File APK Sha1: c3d8912d29c6c973e68b7d2778446bd27546ecfc
    APK Signature: fbdb0ddeaa94c43789cb3497f0334fb69f9414ef
    What's new :
    1.11: - Night mode - Display the newest message first when you receive a pile of messages from the same app - A brand new welcome screen - Support for Android Marshmallow - Lots of bugfixes! Show More...

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