How to turn off Apple News notifications for particular channels on iPhone

Written By Mehak Reviewed By How-to iPhone 4 Min Read

Are you receiving a deluge of Apple News notifications on your iPhone? The app is undoubtedly a one-stop platform to access the latest, but I prefer to turn off notifications from particular channels to avoid being inundated with updates.

If you are looking for some retreat from the same, this article is for you! Let me show you how to turn off Apple News notifications for particular channels on iPhone. You can also completely turn off all notifications or customize the way you get them. Let’s dive in!

How to disable Apple News notifications for specific channels on iPhone

There are two ways to go about doing this, either from the News app or from your device settings.

From the News app

  1. Open the News app and tap Following at the bottom right.
  2. Scroll down and tap Notifications and Email.

    Open News app and tap Notifications and Email on iPhone
  3. To disable news notifications from specific channels, toggle them off in the list. For instance, I have turned off notifications from Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, CNN, and TIME.
  4. Tap Done to save your changes.

    Turn off Apple News notifications for specific chanel from News app

From iPhone Settings 

  1. Open Settings, scroll down and tap News.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Scroll down and tap News Notifications Settings.

    Turn of off Apple News Notifications from iPhone Settings
  4. Toggle off the channels you don’t want to get notifications from and tap Done.

    Turn off Apple News notifications for specific chanel from News app

How to stop notifications from the News app on iPhone 

If you want to check the news in your own time and not get notifications for each new alert, you can opt to turn off notifications entirely from the News app. Here’s how: 

  1. Go to SettingsNewsNotifications.
  2. Toggle off Allow Notifications.
Stop notifications from the News app on iPhone


Q. How to customize Apple News notifications on iPhone and iPad? 

You can choose what type of notifications you get from the News app, such as banners or alerts on the Lock screen and Notification Center. To customize this, go to SettingsNewsNotifications. Here you can tick the type of notifications you want to get.

Q. How do you silence Apple news?

You can silence Apple news by either turning off notifications or turning off the sound for notifications.

Go to SettingsNewsNotifications and toggle off Allow Notifications to completely turn off notifications. Or toggle off Sounds to continue receiving notifications but silently.

Q. How do I stop getting emails from Apple news?

This is super easy. Just open the News app and tap Following at the bottom right. Then, scroll down and tap Notifications and Email. Again, scroll all the way down and toggle off Apple News Newsletter.

Q. How do you disable Apple News sound and vibration alerts on an iPhone?

Just go SettingsNewsNotifications and toggle off Sounds. 

Q. Can I block apple news on an iPhone?

You can opt to turn off all notifications as explained above. Or, you can block specific new channels. For this, open the News app and tap Following at the bottom right. Tap and hold a channel and select Block Channel to stop seeing content from it. 

Let me know in the comments below if you have any other questions! I’m happy to help.

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By Mehak Senior Writer
Mehak has a master’s degree in communication and over ten years of writing experience. Her passion for technology and Apple products led her to iGeeksBlog, where she specializes in writing product roundups and app recommendations for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on her MacBook Pro, she loves being lost in a book or out exploring the world.
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