How to Sort iPhone/iPad Notifications in iOS 9: Three Different Ways

You can sort your Notifications on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 9 in three ways; grouping notifications by app, reorder grouped app alerts in Notification Center and sort notifications by time received.

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.

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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.

iPhone Notifications Settings

On this screen, you will find an option: Group By App.

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Step #2. Toggle Group By App option ON.

Turn On Group By App in iPhone Notifications

Step #3. Now tap on Sort Order option, which is right above Group By App.

Tap on Sort Order in iPhone Notifications Settings

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Step #4. On Sort Order screen, tap on Manual option.

Tap On Manual in iPhone Notifications Settings

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.

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iPhone Notifications Settings

Step #2. Now tap on Sort Order.

Tap on Sort Order in iPhone Notifications Settings

Step #3. Tap on Manual.

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Tap On Manual in iPhone Notifications Settings

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.

iPhone Notifications Settings

Step #2. Tap on Sort Order.

Tap on Sort Order iPhone Notifications

Step #3. Select Recent.

Tap Recent in Sort Order in iPhone Notifications

Step #4. Toggle Group By App option OFF.

Turn Off Group By App Notifications on iPhone

This action will allow you to see most recent notifications first on your iOS device screen.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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