Hi Guys and Matt from 123myit here. I had a funny story recently where a family member said. I was getting to many notifications on a chat group, so I had to leave the group. And, my reply was, why didn’t you turn off the notifications iphone or adjust them? So, I wanted to do a video which will hopefully help you guys take control of your notifications and stop them from being annoying and distracting.
Lets get started.
Notification Centre – Notifications iPhone
You can find Notification Centre by swiping down from the top left. In addition, to edit a notification directly you can just swipe across on it and you will get more options depending on the type of notification.
So if you get a SMS notification on the messenger app swipe across on it and you will have an Options button. You can Mute for one hour or mute it for the whole day. You can turn off all notifications for messages or you can tap view settings.
This will take you into the Notification settings for the App that you were in. In this case, it’s the notification settings for Messages. IF you want to find the notification settings for all apps. You can find it under Settings and then Notifications.
Toggle Notifications – Notifications iPhone
At the top, you have a blanket toggle button which turns the notifications on or off for the app that you select. Therefore, if I turned this off I would not get any notifications for Messages.
Always deliver immediately, will deliver messages even in you have Focus setup with Do Not Disturb. So if you leave this turned on it will Deliver the message straight away and leave it on the locked screen for 1 hour.
I will do a video on Focus at some stage so hit that Subscribe button. Alright lets learn about what the different alerts are. You have Lock Screen, Notification Centre and Banners. Lock screen is the first screen you see on your phone when you unlock it. Notification Centre you can find when you swipe from the top left and I will show you banners when I send a text to my phone. Ok cool there it is at the top that is the banner. If you do not want any of these notifications to show up you can turn them off here. So if you wanted the messages to not show up on Lock Screen you would turn that off.
Choose your banner style
If you tap on banner style. This will allow you to set the banner as persistent. This means it will stay up as a banner until you read it. So it will sit at the top of your screen until you do something with it.
If you go into sounds, you can change the vibration of an alert as well as the sound it make when it comes in.
Badges, Badges are the little round red circles that appear on your app when you have an unread message. These are good on messages but when I had these on my emails it showed 12000 unread emails which was rather annoying. So I have this turned off on my emails.
Next is locked screen appearance. Show previews you can set to Always When unlocked or never.
Show notification on the locked screen
Always means it will show up on the locked screen. This can be a privacy issue. If you do not want others to read your message I would set these to When unlocked or never.
Notification Grouping allows you to group your notifications iphone. You can group by App or turn groups off. The last option and possibly the most annoying is Customise notifications and then repeat alerts.
Repeat sounds on messages
In here you can control how many times your messages will make a sound when a message comes in. If you do not pick your phone up and check the message when it comes in the first time it will send another alert two mins later. This could be why people get overwhelmed and think that they are getting so many messages. For me I would set this to never. Its probably the main reason people are addicted to their phones.
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