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Apple has refined Notification Center and offered more privacy to alerts in the newest iOS ecosystem. For instance, you can set persistent notifications for your favorite apps on your iPhone running iOS 11. And, there is also an option to hide notification preview to shield your personal alerts from prying eyes!

To ensure you can manage notifications with ease in the newest iOS version, I thought it's worth making a simple guide. So, whether you want to take complete control over alerts or change notifications style, this hands-on guide will take you through the process. Enough talk? Let's jump over to start things off!

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How to Enable Persistent Apps Notifications in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

How to Access Notification Center in iOS 11

Just like the previous iOS versions, you can easily access Notification Center in iOS 11 by swiping down from the top of the screen.

When your device is locked, you can access the NC by both swiping down from the top of the screen or by swipe up from middle of the screen.

Access Notifications in iOS 11 on iPhone

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How to Enable Persistent Notifications for Apps in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Unlike temporary notifications which quickly fade away, the all new “Persistent” notification setting stay there on the screen until you interact with it. I find this new style of notification very useful as it helps you act on any alert without much interference to your ongoing work.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Next, tap on Notifications.

Tap on Settings then Notifications in iPhone Settings

Step #2. Now, you need to tap on your favorite app.

Tap on App You Want to Receive Persistent Notifications in iOS 11

Step #3. Next up, make sure the switch next to Show as Banners is turned on.

Enable Notification in iOS 11 on iPhone

Then, tap on the Persistent button.

Enable Persistent Notifications for Apps in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

From now onwards, notifications won't go away until you act on them.

Later, if you want to switch back to the temporary banner style, follow the same steps and then select Temporary in the end.

How to Clear All the Notifications At Once in iOS 11 on iPhone

Note: You can clear all of your notifications at one shot only on your iPhone which is compatible with 3D Touch. Currently, only iPhone 6s/6s Plus and iPhone 7/7 Plus supports the touch technology.

Step #1. Swipe up from the bottom of the lockscreen.

Step #2. Now, you need to apply 3D Touch on the “X” button at the top right corner.

Enable Cross Sign in Notification in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #3. Finally, tap on Clear All Notifications.

Clear All Notifications At Once in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

To clear individual notification, just tap on the X button which is at the top right corner. If the X button is not visible on any alert, touch and hold it and then tap on the X button.

How to Hide Notification Preview in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

iOS 11 allows you to hide notification preview to ensure more privacy to your personal messages. Head over to this quick guide to get it done.

How to Manage Notifications on iPhone and iPad

You can easily manage your notifications as desired. The obvious benefit of managing alerts from apps smartly is that it would not just extend the battery life of your device but also allow you to save some data; just in case you are on limited bandwidth.

You can allow only certain apps to send you notifications. Settings → Notifications → Tap on the app in question and then turn off the switch next to Allow Notifications.

Besides, you have the option to select the preferred alert styles. You can also enable/disable notification sounds. There is also an option to enable/disable badge app icon.

Signing off

Are you happy with all the new changes that have arrived with iOS 11? Which is the one biggest highlight of the latest iOS version? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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