iOS 12 comes with some beneficial changes, and one of the many things you can do is manage your notifications. What’s even better is that the steps you need to follow are beginner friendly and they can easily be undone if you ever change your mind down the road.
With the notification options iOS 12 offer, you’ll finally be able to have your notifications just the way you want. They will be easier to read, and they won’t take too much display space. The following notification changes can only be found in iOS 12 and are easier to manage than before.
How to Manage Various Notifications from the Same App
At some point in time, you’ve undoubtedly had to deal with receiving various notifications, with iOS 12 you can have your notifications grouped together. You can even dismiss all of them from the lock screen by tapping on the top notification, followed by the X at the top right.
How to Have Notifications Delivered Quietly
There are notifications that you can go a while without, but they just won’t leave you alone. There is a way you can have those notifications sent directly to the Notification Center. You won’t have to deal with notifications on the lock screen so you can get your rest.
You can do this by sliding the notification to the left and tapping on the Manage button. You’ll be asked to enter your passcode, and the Deliver Quietly option will be right on top. Right below this option is the Turn odd option, this will only turn off notifications for this app alone.
How to Use Notification Grouping
With Notification Grouping, you can have all the notifications from a single app grouped together. By going to Settings > Notifications > App whose notifications you want to change > Notification Grouping.
The setting will be set to automatic, what this option does is that it groups together notifications from the same app (Messages, for example) but not divided by person. If you choose By App, your notifications will not be sorted out but grouped together.
If you turn this feature off, all of your notifications will be spread out like they were in iOS 11. As long as you’re here, you can also prevent your iOS device from showing any info on the notifications. Tap on Show Previews, followed by Never (Default).
If you want to either disable or enable badges or sounds for apps, you’ll need to do so on a per-app basis. As you can see in the image above, you will also find those options after selecting an app.
iOS 12 comes with some much-needed changes, and hopefully, future updates will bring even more great features. Your notifications are now better than ever, but it would be better if you could add a change to various apps simultaneously. I guess we can wait. What do notification features you wish iOS 12 had come with?