Handle the pain! Deal with iPhone, iPad notifications this way

    Here is how you can manage notifications on Apple iPhone and iPad. Check the step-by-step guide below.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 07 2022, 16:55 IST
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    Here is how you can manage notifications on iPhone and iPad. (Pixabay)
    iPhone
    Here is how you can manage notifications on iPhone and iPad. (Pixabay)

    Notifications popping up on your iPhone alert you about the fact that someone texted you, or you got a missed call, among various other things. However, more often than not, they are a pain. In order to receive notifications you need to enable the option of the apps you want to get it for. But there are instances when you do not want to get interrupted with notifications. If you are an Apple iPhone or iPad user, you can easily manage your notifications to minimize interruptions throughout the day. Here is how- steps explained.

    1. Open from the Lock Screen: You can see your recent notifications on the Lock Screen by picking up your iPhone or waking your iPad. You can also do these things from the Lock Screen. All you need to do is tap a single notification to open the app that it is from. Then tap a group of notifications to view all recent notifications from that app. Swipe left over a notification to manage alerts for that app, or clear the notification. Touch and hold a notification to view the notification and perform quick actions if the app offers them. In order to show the contents of notifications on the Lock Screen without unlocking your device, go to Settings > Notifications > Show Previews, and select Always.

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    2. Open from Notification Center: According to the information provided by Apple on its support page, Notification Center shows your notifications history, allowing you to scroll back and see what you have missed. There are two ways to see your alerts from the Notification Center: From the Lock Screen, swipe up from the middle of the screen. While from any other screen, swipe down from the center of the top of your screen. To clear your notification history, you can tap the Close button , then tap Clear.

    3. Manage notifications: To manage your notifications from the Lock Screen or Notification Center swipe left over an alert or group of alerts. You will then have to tap Options, then select from these options: Mute for 1 Hour, Mute for Today, View Settings, Turn Off. You can also tap View Settings to change your alert styles or alert settings for a specific app.

    4. Schedule a notification summary: With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or later, you can schedule times to receive a summary of notifications each day so you can catch up when it's convenient for you. The summary is personalized to you and ordered by priority based on how you use your apps, with the most relevant notifications at the top.

    To schedule a notification summary:

    Go to Settings > Notifications > Scheduled Summary, then turn on Scheduled Summary.

    Under Apps in Summary, select the apps that you want to include in your notification summary.

    Under Schedule, tap the Add button to add a new schedule or the Remove button to remove a schedule. Then adjust the time for each scheduled summary you have set up.

    To add new apps to the summary, go back to Settings > Notifications > Scheduled Summary and select the apps under Apps in Summary. Each app appears with a number showing the average number of notifications that you receive each day from that app.

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    5. Change alert styles: Go to Settings and tap Notifications. Select an app under Notification Style. Under Alerts, choose the alert style that you want. If you turn on Allow Notifications, choose when you want the notifications delivered — immediately or in the scheduled notification summary. With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you can turn on Critical Alerts so notifications come through even if your iPhone is muted or you have a Focus set up.

    6. Change group notification settings: Go to Settings and tap Notifications. Select an app and tap Notification Grouping. Select one of these options:

    Automatic: The notifications from the app are grouped according to organizing criteria within the app, such as by topic or thread.

    By App: All the notifications from the app are grouped together.

    Off: Turn off grouping.

    How to turn off notifications for specific apps

    Step 1:

    In order to turn off notifications for specific apps you need to go to Settings > Notifications, then tap Siri Suggestions. And then turn off any app.

    Step 2:

    You can also change how notifications appear on the Lock Screen. All you need to do is go to Settings > Notifications and select an app. Tap Show Previews and choose an option.

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    First Published Date: 07 Aug, 16:55 IST
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