While some push notifications are vitally important, most of them are just annoying. If you’re constantly being distracted by a flood of notifications from apps you don’t even use anymore, there are several ways to stop them. Here’s how to turn off all notifications on your iPhone, clear them from your lock screen, and hide all your old notifications.
To stop receiving notifications from an app on your iPhone, go to Settings > Notifications. Then select an app and turn off the slider next to Allow Notifications. You will have to repeat this process for each app you want to turn off.
If you don’t want to completely turn off notifications for certain apps, you can also change their settings from here.
If you don’t want to turn off notifications for every app on your iPhone individually, you can also pause them all at once using Do Not Disturb mode.
To pause all notifications on your iPhone at once, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and turn on the slider next to Do Not Disturb. If you want to silence all calls and notifications, also make sure to tap Always under Silence.
You can also turn on Do Not Disturb mode in the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of your screen on an iPhone X or a newer model. If you have an older iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of your screen. Then tap the moon-shaped icon to turn on Do Not Disturb mode.
Then you can tap and hold the moon-shaped icon to bring up the Do Not Disturb menu. From here, you can choose how long you want to keep Do Not Disturb mode turned on or tap Schedule to change more settings.
If you don’t want to turn on Do Not Disturb mode, you can easily hide all the information in your notifications instead. Here’s how:
To hide all notification previews on your iPhone, go to Settings > Notifications > Show Previews and select Never. This will hide the details in your notifications, so you will only see the name and icon of the app.
While this will hide the information in your notifications, it is important to note that someone could easily reveal that information by tapping and holding the notification. So, this might not be the best option if you are trying to keep certain notifications a secret.
Once you have turned off notifications, you can clear any that remain in the Notification Center, which other people might be able to see from your lock screen. Here’s how:
To clear all your notifications in the Notification Center on your iPhone, swipe down from the top of your screen. Then tap and hold the “X” in the top-right corner of your screen. Finally, tap Clear All Notifications.
Now that you know how to turn off notifications on your iPhone, check out our step-by-step guide on how to block call on your iPhone.
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