Notifications on our phone can help us stay informed about various events, updates or activities and up to date with important information even when you’re not actively using the apps. However notifications can also be overwhelming if you receive too many or if they constantly disrupt your workflow.
If you want to reduce the number of alerts and notifications on your iPhone, you can go to customize your notification settings to suit your preferences. If you are tired of some spamming alerts or notifications on your iPhone, iPad, you can go to disable them completely from notifications settings. Following are some methods to disable alerts or customize notifications settings to make them less annoying or minimize interruptions.
Method 1. Turn off notifications from apps
Unlock your device screen, go to Settings. Scroll down and tap on Notifications. On the Notifications settings page, you will choose the style of how notifications appear, customize their summary, previews, etc. Scroll down to the lower section where you will find all installed apps on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap on the app for which you want to disable notifications. This will open the notification settings for that specific app. To completely disable or stop notifications from iOS app, flip the Allow Notifications option to off.
Method 2. Customize notification settings per app
You can also choose to toggle on Allow Notifications switch and customize the notifications, including banner, sound, badge, preview, etc. Except the global notifications settings for all apps, here you can further refine the behavior of individual apps to to your preferences to minimize interruptions.
- Turn off Lock Screen notifications: Disable it so notifications from that app won’t appear when your device is locked.
- Disable notifications from banners: When enabled, notifications appear briefly at the top of the screen and then disappear. You can disable notifications from banners if like.
- Turn off alert sounds: Many notifications are accompanied by an audible sound to grab your attention. If you found them intrusive, you can disable them.
- Group notifications: This can help reduce clutter and make it easier to manage notifications.
Method 3. Enable “Do Not Disturb” mode
Your iPhone or iPad has a feature called “Do Not Disturb” that can help temporarily silence all incoming calls, alerts, and notifications. When “Do Not Disturb” mode is enabled, your iPhone will still receive incoming calls and notifications, but it won’t make any sounds or display alerts on the screen.
There are different ways to turn it on or off on an iPhone or iPad. For example, you can enable the Do Not Disturb mode using the quick toggle from Control Center. Just swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to access Control Center. On iPhone models with a Home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Locate the crescent moon icon, which represents “Do Not Disturb.” Simply tap on it to turn it on or off.