How to Turn Off/On Notifications on iPhone or iPad

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If you are not careful when starting new apps, you will find yourself immersed in annoying notifications. They take up your time and are somewhat hard to turn off via the Settings app. Let’s explore how to quickly disable these notifications on your iPhone or iPad.

This is for iPhone and iPad

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Turn Off Notifications

First, unlock your device to display your Home screen. On this screen, hold and swipe down from the top center of your screen to reveal your Notifications. Refer to below image:

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The Notifications screen

On a Notification you would like to disable, hold and swipe to the left. See following image for WordPress Beginner notification:

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Revealing your Notification actions

A sliding menu option will be displayed for three actions you may take. The actions are as follows:

Manage – allows you to manage future Notifications, and to disable it.

View – takes you to the app that initiated the Notification.

Clear – removes the Notification from your screen, but does not remove it.

In my example, I decided to choose the TV App. Simply tap Turn Off to disable the Notification. Tapping the Deliver Quietly option allows you to receive future Notifications without receiving a sound or vibration. Refer to below image:

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Turning off your Notification

A pop-up confirmation message will ask if you really want to turn off all Notifications for this app. Just tap Turn Off All Notifications. See following image:

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Confirming your Notification action

From now on you will no longer receive Notifications for the chosen app.

Turn On Notifications

Let’s say you want to enable Notifications for the app you just turned off or any other Notification. In my example, I am enabling the TV App which I just turned off. To do this:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Notifications
  • Scroll down until you find the app and tap it
  • Tap the Allow Notifications toggle switch. Refer to below image:
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Enabling your Notification for a particular app

The toggle will turn green and Settings will display other options you may want to configure. See below image:

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Additional Notification actions

That was fairly easy. You now know how to quickly disable and enable your apps Notification.

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby with 30 years in Information Technology. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries as well as many States. I am starting my first blog on using technology at home or at work. I plan on updating the blog twice a week. Stay tuned and I hope you enjoy my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love hearing from you.

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