How to Disable Memories Alerts on iPhone and iPad in iOS 12

Don't want to receive "You have a new memory" notification anymore? Follow along to turn off those unwanted Memories alerts in iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad!

“You have a new memory” notification from the stock Photos app can, at times, seem to be annoying stuff. More so when you don’t want to be reminded of some of the photos and videos shot long ago. Fortunately, there is a quick way to turn off those unwanted Memories alerts from Photos app on iPhone or iPad.

To offer up some background to the folks who aren’t familiar with Memories. Apple introduced this feature in iOS 10. It automatically picks out the images and clips captured during vacations or fun times from your library. While it’s great to relieve the memorable moments, notifications about the less appreciable collections aren’t all that important.

How to Turn Off Memories Notifications on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 12

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

Tap on Settings then Notifications on iPhone Running iOS 12

Step #2. Next, tap on Photos.

Tap on Photos in iOS 12 Settings

Step #3. Next up, tap on Memories.

Tap on Memories in iOS 12 Settings

Step #4. Finally, turn off the switch next to Allow Notifications.

Turn Off Photos Memories Notifications on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 12

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While you are on this screen, check out the option to customize the alerts under Photos Options section. You can choose to receive alerts from everyone or restrict the app to send notifications only from your contacts.

Customize the Memories alerts on iPhone or iPad

Going forward, you will no longer receive “You have a new memory” alerts from the Photos app.

If you ever decide to reverse the decision, all you need to do is come back to the same setting. And then, turn on the toggle to enable Photos Memories notifications.

That’s all there is to it!

Signing off…

At the end of the day; everything boils down to your preference. That’s when the option to configure something on your own terms comes in handy.

Personally; I’ve found this feature a worthy addition to the Photos app. However, it’s not perfect just like any other man-made stuff. But with time, it’s only going to get better.

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