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How to show notifications count on iPhone Lock Screen

Do you want to see the number of notifications you have on your Lock Screen without having to unlock your iPhone? iOS 17 now lets you do just that. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to enable notifications to count on your Lock Screen and how to customize it to your liking.

Change notification display layout from Settings

  1. Open Settings app on your iPhone
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Choose Display As → Select Count.

    enable notification count on iPhone

That’s it!

Now, every time you get a notification, you will see a count on your Lock Screen. You can access them by swiping them up or tapping them.

Alternate method: You can also pinch or swipe down on all notifications when you view them on the Lock Screen. This will display the number on the bottom. However, this is just a workaround, and the number badge will be removed every time you receive a new notification.


What’s the difference between badges and banners on iPhone?

Banner alerts are notifications appearing on top of your screen while using your iPhone. Whereas Badges are little red circles or numbers that appear over an app icon telling you how many unread notifications there are.

How do I change the display notifications on my iPhone?

Open Settings → Notifications → Select an app under the Notification Style, and under Alerts, choose the alert style.

How to view cleared notifications on iPhone?

Unfortunately, you cannot view cleared notifications on your iPhone. You can only view the notifications once you have received and if you clear them, you can’t view them again.

That’s it

With the latest iOS, Apple has solved the long-term issue of notification cluttering. Along with organizing the notifications, you can now hide them and enable counts. Do you prefer notification count over regular notification stacking? Let me know in the comments below.

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