How to View Notifications on iPhone and iPad

By now you familiar with notifications and how they can be overwhelming. It’s like having another Inbox to wade through. I have way too many notifications because of way too many apps on this iPhone. Luckily, Apple provides a single location where you can view and manage them called the Notification Center.

Notification Center

By now you familiar with notifications and how they can be overwhelming. It’s like having another Inbox to wade through. I have way too many notifications because of way too many apps on this iPhone. Luckily, Apple provides a single location where you can view and manage them called the Notification Center.

Ii is a centralized interface for reviewing notifications on your device that have been received from apps or the operating system itself.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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View From Unlocked Screen

To view the Notification Center while your iPhone or iPad is unlocked, swipe downward from the center of the upper edge of the screen. If you have iOS 14 or above you may also swipe down from upper left of your screen.

As a side note, swiping down from upper right will bring up the Control Center. Swiping down from the center will launch the Search screen.

View From Locked Screen

To view Notification Center on the Lock screen, swipe upward from the middle of the screen until it appears.

You can enable or disable Notification Center on the Lock screen by going to

Settings > Touch ID & Passcode or Face ID & Passcode

Then enter your Passcode and scroll down till you see the toggle for Notification Center.

Your Notifications

Once launched, you will see a special screen titled Notification Center that lists your recent notifications. If an app has sent more than one notification, the notifications may be stacked (there will be a number in the notification). Tap the stack to see all of the notifications expanded. Refer to below image where I have 19 stacked notifications :

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Your Notification Center

Now, you can swipe to the right on a particular notification to open it in the originating app. If you swipe quickly to the left, you can clear that notification away. Or if you want to clear all notifications at once, this is a two step process. First, tap the small “X” button beside the Notification Center heading. See below image:

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About to Clear all notifications

Second, tap the Clear text button (where the “X” was) to clear all notifications. See following image:

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Accessing to Clear all notifications

You can also turn off certain notifications from this screen by slowing swiping your finger to the left of a notification. Next, tap Manage in the options that appear. Refer to below image:

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Manage a notification

If notifications continue to get on your nerves, you can disable them on a per app basis in Settings. Head to

Settings > Notifications

then tap an app you would like to manage. There, you can select the type notifications you would like to receive or disable them completely. For your apps, enable or disable the Allow Notifications toggle as you wish. When finished, tap the Back text button and exit Settings. See below image:

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Toggle for Allow Notifications on per app basis

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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