How To: Quickly Disable Annoying iPhone Notifications Without Digging Through Settings

Quickly Disable Annoying iPhone Notifications Without Digging Through Settings

Are your iPhone's notifications out of control? Do you find yourself losing track of conversations and important alerts due to overwhelming clutter? Don't bother digging through your settings to tackle your notifications jungle because there's an easy way to tame these alerts — right from Notification Center itself.

First, choose a notification or notification group whose app you'd like to stop hearing from. Next, swipe left on that notification, then tap "Manage." Alternatively, you can long-press on a single notification card, then tap the ellipsis (•••) icon.

On the pop-up action sheet, tap "Turn Off," then "Turn Off All Notifications." You'll see all notifications for that particular app disappear from Notification Center, which, if anything like my News notifications, will result in a cleaner experience.

The feature, introduced in iOS 12, is called Instant Tuning, and it does more than just disable notifications altogether. You can also choose to have notifications delivered quietly, a good compromise if you don't want to miss alerts from an app but don't want your iPhone blowing up with text tones and vibrations.

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Cover image, screenshot, and GIF by Jake Peterson/Gadget Hacks

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