6 Ways to Easily Turn Off Notifications on Iphone

As smartphones become increasingly central to our lives, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the constant stream of notifications. They’re just as much a tool for each part of our day as they are a distraction.

This is worsened when using our phones for work, particularly when checking emails and using apps like Slack. It becomes difficult to separate when we are at work and when we are relaxing, and this isn’t good for our mental health.

So, by looking at some tools that can help you, we have put together 6 different ways to keep a handle on your iPhone notifications.

Customize Notification Settings for Each App

Perhaps the most common way to turn off notifications on your iPhone is to customize the notification settings for each app. To do this, go to the “Settings” app and then select “Notifications.” From here, you can see a list of all the apps installed on your device and choose which ones you want to receive notifications from. You can also customize the way notifications are displayed, such as choosing to show them only as banners or turning off the sound.

Turn on Do Not Disturb Mode

Do Not Disturb Mode is a fairly brute-force way of eliminating notifications. It’s a quick and powerful feature that turns your phone completely silent. But, it also turns off calls, which could be an issue. To turn on Do Not Disturb mode, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the Control Center, and then tap the crescent moon icon. You can choose to turn on Do Not Disturb mode for a set period of time, or you can schedule it to turn on and off automatically based on your calendar.

Turn Off Notification Sounds or Vibration

If you want to keep notifications turned on, but don’t want to be disturbed by the sound, you can turn off notification sounds. To do this, go to the “Settings” app, select “Notifications,” and then select “Sounds.” You can easily do the same but for vibration, too.

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Set up a Focus Filter

Focus Filter is a fairly new feature that lets you limit the number of notifications based on the tasks you’re engaged in. To do this, go to “Settings”, select ‘Notifications”, then click “Add a Focus”. Now you can choose a name, schedule when it should be active, and you can easily switch between Focus mode and normal.

Turn Off Badge App Icons

Badge app icons are the small red dots that appear on an app’s icon to indicate that you have a new notification. For some people, they’re like a slot machine, where they produce a burst of dopamine when you see a high numer (i.e. lots of people have messaged you). To turn them off, go to the “Settings” app, select “Notifications,” and then select “Badges” then switch them off.

Turn Off Notifications Completely

Finally, if you want to turn off notifications completely, you can do so by going to the “Settings” app, selecting “Notifications,” and then toggling off the “Allow Notifications” switch.

In conclusion, there are many ways to turn off notifications on your iPhone, and the best way will depend on your individual needs and preferences.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.