How to Quiet Notifications on iPhone

Do you feel bombarded by iPhone notifications? If so, there’s a way to silence all of your notifications. Or, you can pick and choose the notifications you want to see and those you want to ignore.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 24, 2023

Do you feel bombarded by iPhone notifications? If so, there’s a way to silence all of your notifications. Or, you can pick and choose the notifications you want to see and those you want to ignore. Let’s examine how to gain control over your notifications.

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Using Do Not Disturb Mode

The easiest way to silence your notifications is to turn on Do Not Disturb mode from the Control Center. Swipe down from the very top-right of your screen. Then, select:

Focus > Do Not Disturb

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Accessing the Do Not Disturb button

Using Focus

If you want to schedule Do Not Disturb mode for a specific time, you can use Focus too.

First, launch the Settings app on your iPhone. In Settings, tap:

Focus > Do Not Disturb

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Accessing the Do Not Disturb option from Focus

Next, you can set which notifications you allow (if any) and choose a custom Home or Lock screen to use in Do Not Disturb mode. See the following image:

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Choosing Lock or Home screen

Now, under Set a Schedule, tap Add Schedule to set when you would like to enable Do Not Disturb mode. Refer to the below image:

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About to Set a Schedule

Next, you have three options for setting a schedule. see the below image:

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Set a Schedule via three options

Next, you can set a Time, Location, and App to silence notifications. See the following image:

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Your three options

Quiet App-Specific

If you want to disable notifications for a specific app, you can manage the notification settings for each app on your iPhone.

First, open Settings on your device. Then, tap Notifications. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Notifications

Next, on the Notifications page, in the Notification Style section, tap the app for which you want to disable notifications. See the below image where we are choosing the ActiveArmor app:

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Selecting an App

Now, on the app page, at the top, toggle OFF the Allow Notifications option. See the following image:

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Toggle Notifications to OFF

Next, a screen will open showing the Allow Notifications option is OFF. Refer to the below image:

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Notifications are OFF for the App

Now, tap the Back icon and notice that notifications for ActiveArmor are OFF. See the below image:

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Showing Notifications is OFF for the App

Your iPhone will not send you notifications from your chosen app.

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