“Block notification” option not working in Game Center on ROG Phone 5

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 is the flagship gaming smartphone of the Taiwanese manufacturer. It has some pretty serious hardware that can run all games on high settings.

While users love the phone for its raw hardware performance, the phone is still flawed and has a few bugs and glitches here and there.

Since the phone is designed for gamers, ASUS has pre-installed an app called Game Center.

The Game Center allows you to change various aspects of the device, such as AURA lighting, optimize the system for gaming, select the refresh rate, enable anti-aliasing and more.

One of the tasks of the Game Center app is to block all alerts so that you can play games without any distractions.

But, it seems that the “Block notification” option in Game Center is not working for some users on the ROG Phone 5.

According to a report from the Chinese ASUS Forum, the “Block notification” option blocks app notifications. Still, it fails to block notifications that come in the form of a pop-up bubble.

Below is a video share by an ASUS forum user who reproduces the crash notification feature that doesn’t work on the ROG Phone 5 issue with Facebook Messenger.

That said, few apps use the pop-up bubble. Facebook Messenger is one of the most common apps that use this feature.

A board admin was able to recreate the issue on his device and said he will fix the issue in a future update.

However, the timing of the fix is ​​unknown at this time. Until then, users will have to live with the bubbles that pop up or look for an alternative.


The bug is really annoying to deal with and poses a threat to the privacy of people who stream mobile games. We hope ASUS will release a fix soon.

Is the Block notification option not working on your ASUS ROG Phone 5? Let us know in the comments below!

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