How to Disable Lockscreen Notifications for Passbook Cards on iPhone

A long time ago, we wrote about those location-based lockscreen app shortcuts that started appearing in iOS 8. This is a part of the new features in iOS 8 where apps can trigger a lockscreen notification (or show up as an icon on the bottom) based on your location. For instance, if you’re near a Starbucks or a WalMart, the app (or Passbook) might show a lockscreen notification (or an app icon) on your iPhone’s lockscreen.

How to Disable Lockscreen Notifications for Passbook Cards on iPhone

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Sometimes, with a lot of Passbook loyalty or membership cards, this feature can get a little annoying whenever you are out. If that is the case and you want to prevent these lockscreen notifications for Passbook cards, here’s how to do it.

How to Disable Lockscreen Notifications for Cards in Passbook App on iPhone Running iOS 8

Step #1. Open the Passbook app.

Tap on Passbook App in iOS 8 on iPhone

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Step #2. Tap on the card that you want to disable lockscreen notification for.

Tap on the card that you want to disable lockscreen notification for

Step #3. Next up, tap on the info icon “i” at the bottom-right of the card.

Tap on the info icon i at the bottom-right of the card

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Step #4. Toggle the Show on Lock Screen switch OFF.

Turn Off Show on Lock Screen for Card in iOS 8

You should now stop seeing any lockscreen notifications (or app icon) from the Passbook cards. However, if you have an app of the same brand (for instance, a Starbucks app), that might still show a location-based notification on the lockscreen.

The method described above works if you just want to turn off notifications for some of the cards and let others (with the capability of lockscreen notifications) to show up. However, in case you want to totally stop any lockscreen prompt from the Passbook app’s cards, you can do that from Settings → Notifications → Passbook.

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If you have an app and a card for the same merchant (as said before), and you don’t want notifications from either, you have to disable it for both of them. If you don’t, one of them might be triggering a notification – but then, it’d be easy to figure out what’s showing the notification.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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