When you are bogged down by too many notifications on your iPhone or iPad, it is difficult to make a choice which one to read first and which to keep last. Setting a priority would be a handy option for you at such time.
Only if you knew that you can sort all your iOS notifications from your iOS device itself, and for this, you don’t need to Jailbreak your device neither you need any third-party app. Take a close look at how you can sort your iOS notifications.
There are three ways you can sort your iOS Notifications; first one is grouping iPhone notifications by app, second is reorder grouped app notifications in Notification Center and third and last is sort notifications by time received.
How to Sort Notifications on iPhone and iPad
Grouping iPhone Notifications by App
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device enabled by iOS 9 or later version → Tap on Notifications.
On this screen, you will find an option: Group By App.
Step #2. Toggle Group By App option ON.
Step #3. Now tap on Sort Order option, which is right above Group By App.
Step #4. On Sort Order screen, tap on Manual option.
This action will group all notifications according to the apps they originated from. Now, let’s check how you can reorder grouped app notifications.
How to Reorder Grouped App Notifications
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on Notifications.
Step #2. Now tap on Sort Order.
Step #3. Tap on Manual.
With this, you can see that the Sort Order screen is populated with number of apps for which you receive notifications. Now you can drag the apps to set them on desired position. For example, you want to see WhatsApp messages first, just drag WhatsApp to the first position. To check the effect, swipe down the top of your iPhone screen and tap on Notifications Center. Everything should look good!
How to Sort iPhone/iPad Notifications by Time Received
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on Notifications.
Step #2. Tap on Sort Order.
Step #3. Select Recent.
Step #4. Toggle Group By App option OFF.
This action will allow you to see most recent notifications first on your iOS device screen.