How to Get Notifications on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Get Notifications on iPhone

Getting notifications on your iPhone is a great way to stay updated and never miss important information. Whether it’s a message, email, or an app notification, your iPhone can keep you informed. In this tutorial, we will explore how to set up and manage notifications on your iPhone.

Enabling Notifications

To start receiving notifications on your iPhone, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Notifications”.
  • Step 3: Here, you’ll see a list of all the apps installed on your iPhone. Tap on the app for which you want to enable notifications.

Tweaking Notification Settings

Once you’ve enabled notifications for an app, you can further customize how they appear and behave. Here are a few settings you can tweak:

  • Show Previews: This option allows you to control whether or not the content of the notification is displayed when your phone is locked. You can choose “Always”, “When Unlocked”, or “Never”.
  • Banners: Banners are temporary notifications that appear at the top of your screen and disappear automatically. You can choose between “Temporary” or “Persistent” banners.
  • Sounds: You can select a unique sound for each app’s notification or choose “None” if you prefer silent notifications.

Silencing Notifications

There might be times when you want to temporarily silence all incoming notifications without turning off each app individually. Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Do Not Disturb”.
  • Step 3: Toggle on the “Manual” switch to enable Do Not Disturb mode.

Scheduling Do Not Disturb

If you prefer to automatically enable Do Not Disturb mode during specific times, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 3: Toggle on the “Scheduled” switch.
  • Step 4: Set the desired start and end times for Do Not Disturb mode.

Muting Individual Conversations

If you’re receiving too many notifications from a specific conversation or group chat, you can mute it to stop receiving alerts. Here’s how:

  • Muting an iMessage Conversation:
    • Step 1: Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
    • Step 2: Swipe left on the conversation you want to mute.
    • Step 3: Tap on “Hide Alerts”.

    Muting an individual conversation in other messaging apps might have a similar process. Refer to the app’s settings or help documentation for more information.


Customizing notifications on your iPhone can greatly enhance your user experience. By enabling, tweaking, and silencing notifications, you can ensure that your iPhone keeps you informed without becoming overwhelming. Take control of your notifications today and enjoy a more personalized iPhone experience.

Remember to regularly review your notification settings to ensure they align with your preferences and needs. Stay informed without being overwhelmed by customizing the way your iPhone delivers notifications to you.

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