ROG Phone 5 'Block Notification' option in Game Center not working issue acknowledged, fix to be released with subsequent update

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s flagship gaming smartphone. It packs some pretty serious hardware that can run every game on high settings.

While users love the phone for its raw hardware performance, the phone is still imperfect and has some bugs and issues 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 the AURA lighting, optimize the system for gaming, select the refresh rate, turn on anti-aliasing, and much more.

One of the things the Game Center app does is block all alerts so you can play games without any distractions.

But, it seems like 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 out app notifications. Still, it fails to block notifications that come in the form of a bubble pop-up.

Below is a video shared by a user on the ASUS forum that replicates the Block Notification feature not working on the ROG Phone 5 issue with Facebook Messenger.

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Having said that, not a lot of apps make use of the bubble pop-up. Facebook Messenger is one of the most common applications that make use of the feature.

A forum admin was able to recreate the issue on his device and has said that they will be fixing the issue in a coming update.

However, the timeline for the fix is unknown as of now. Until then, users will have to live the bubbles popping up or look for an alternative.


The bug will is really annoying to deal with and is a threat to privacy for people who stream mobile games. We hope ASUS releases 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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Anurag Chawake

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.