How to Manage App Notifications on Your iPhone

Notifications are one of the best features of our smartphones. They’re great for telling us if there’s breaking news, an important email, or a delivery on its way. But too many notifications can feel overwhelming. Here’s how to adjust your settings so notifications improve your life instead of filling it with clutter:

  1. Tap Settings > Notifications.
  2. Tap Show Previews and choose when you want to receive notifications: Always, When Unlocked, or Never.
  3. Select a specific app to customize how it sends you notifications.

Do Not Disturb Mode

Prefer to take a break from all calls, messages, and alerts? Turn on Do Not Disturb (DND). Tap Settings > Do Not Disturb and tap the switch to turn it on.

You can also customize your Do Not Disturb settings from this screen. For example, you can automatically activate DND when you’re driving, or schedule it to turn on when you know you’ll want some peace and quiet. Remember: just because you can answer doesn’t mean you have to.

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