Notifications in iOS 12 have undergone a significant number of changes. Notifications from the same app are now bundled together in the Notification Center, a feature that has universally been praised (and a feature that, as a former Android user who had this, is now much less irritated with the Notification Center in iOS). But there are also some management improvements to notifications too that Apple has implemented in this release.
In iOS 11 or earlier, if you wanted to change the behavior of a notification, you can to go into Settings>Notifications, find the app, then adjust the notification for that particular app. It was okay, but not great and it took a lot of steps to get a change made. In iOS 12, that is no longer the case and you can manage the notifications for an app right from the Notification Center on your iPhone.
First, open up Notification Center by swiping down on your iPhone’s home screen. There you will see your notifications as you normally do. Next, swipe that notification to the left. You will now see a new mini-menu: Manage, View, or Clear. For this How To, we are interested in the Manage option.
Tap the Manage option and it will bring up a mini card at the bottom of your phone’s display. This allows you to do a lot of different things with just a tap. First, you can Deliver Quietly which still puts the notification in your Notification Center but you do not get any sort of audible or visual notification for it. It is… quiet. Second, you can simply turn off notifications for that app. This can be reversed later of course but if you have an app that you just don’t care to get notifications for at all, you can tap this button and they will get turned off completely. Finally, if neither one of those options are what you want, you can go into Settings by tapping the settings button.
Tapping the Settings button doesn’t just take you into the general settings of your iPhone. Rather, it takes you to that exact app in settings so you can adjust that app’s notifications. It is a huge time saver! There you can determine what type of notifications you get and when they show up just as you have always been able to do in iOS.
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