Changing iPhone Notification Designs

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Nowadays, an increasing number of people spend more time on electronic devices, finding themselves dependent on the internet and iPhone mobile apps. You may find yourself texting your boss instead of having that in-person discussion, or receiving emails to your phone that require immediate attention throughout the day. You could need better reminder tools for virtual events like online Zoom meetings, as well. With the increased use of apps that help us work from home, we must prepare for a more significant number of notifications.

In going through these daily notifications on your iPhone, you may wish that certain notifications appeared differently, appeared more frequently, or didn’t appear at all. This article will describe how these notifications can be altered to reflect a more professional, communicative, and recreational space, making it easier for you to manage your iPhone notifications.


Notifications On/Off

Do you spend hours scrolling through your Tik Tok feed after receiving that initial work notification? In some cases, the most crucial aspect of your iPhone notification design is controlling which applications send push notifications in the first place. This helps you stay focused on priority tasks, taking the temptation out of scrolling through those social media feeds by eliminating notification suggestion.

  1. Open Settings, which appears as an application on the Home Screen.
  2. Tap on Notifications, which has a red icon directly to the left of the word.
  3. As you scroll down, you will see the applications that have notifications turned on. Tap on the apps for which you want to turn the notifications on or off.
  4. Turn notifications off by toggling Allow Notifications to the left. This causes the other options to disappear, and the toggle bar becomes gray. From this point on, the application will no longer send you notifications.
  5. Turn notifications on by toggling Allow Notifications to the right. This causes the other options to reappear, and the toggle bar becomes green. You’ll now receive notifications you deem priority, such as texts, emails, and Slack discussions.
  6. You can easily alternate between turning notifications on or off for a given application at any time through this toggling feature.

Notification Style

Once you’ve established that you want to turn notifications on for a particular application, you can customize the type of alert you receive when being notified. There are several options from which to choose.

  1. Repeat steps 1 through 3 from Notifications On/Off.
  2. Before customizing the alert, you must make sure that Allow Notifications is turned on, toggled to the right. If this is not the case, toggle the bar so that it becomes green.
  3. By default, alerts for the application appear with all three options: Lock ScreenNotification Center, and Banners. Be sure that you see these.
  4. Check and uncheck the options for alerts which you wish to receive. For instance, if you want to see notifications from an application exclusively on your lock screen, select only the Lock Screen option. Though there’s flexibility in where you can have the notifications appear, it is generally best to choose all three or turn notifications off altogether.
  5. Next, click on Banner Style. You have the option to make banners temporary or persistent. Persistent might be useful for emails or calendar events that you want to acknowledge before they disappear from the screen. This feature serves as a helpful reminder for important notifications.
  6. Back at the original application notifications screen, you also have the option to toggle on and off Sound and Badges. Toggling on Sound will trigger your iPhone to play an audible alert when a notification from an application appears. Toggling off Sound will remove this sound.
  7. Toggling on Badges allows the number of unread notifications to appear in the top right corner of the home screen. Toggling off Badges removes this unread feature.
  8. You can customize these options as much as you want at any point.


The Options section of notifications allows you to make even more customizations to your notifications. These include Show Previews and Notification Grouping. They are explained in further detail in the following steps.

  1. Repeat steps 1 through 3 from Notifications On/Off.
  2. Before using Options, you must turn on Allow Notifications. If this is not the case, toggle the bar to the right so that it becomes green.
  3. Look or scroll down towards the portion labeled Options.
  4. Show Previews refers to the preview of the notification or email, which appears when the notification appears. For text messages, you might want to change previews to When Unlocked so that the message remains private until the iPhone is unlocked. You also have the option to leave Previews on Always, which is the default, or change it to Never.
  5. Notification Grouping changes how these notifications appear in the Notification Center and on the Lock Screen. Automatic works reasonably well, as it groups apps and puts them in a time-sensitive order. You also have the option to group notifications By App or turn off the grouping feature entirely.

To Conclude

IPhone notifications are a crucial part of your iPhone user experience. Making these customizations and initial changes, no matter how small, can help you increase your productivity and electronic space.

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