How to show notifications count on iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 16

How to show notifications count on iPhone Lock Screen

Every iPhone user can unanimously agree upon the inability to organize the cluttered notification on their devices. With iOS 16, Apple has finally acknowledged these issues. The best part is that you get a clutter-free Lock Screen and can completely hide them by enabling notification count.

But how do you enable notification count on iPhone? Which is what we will be looking at in this article.

Manually hide the notifications to display the count

This is the easiest way to hide notifications count.

  1. Swipe down the notification when it arrives.
  2. Now, you will see X Notifications on your Lock Screen.

Note: The biggest issue of this method is that the notification count will be reverted to normal whenever you receive a new notification.

Change the notification display layout via Settings

Since swiping down notifications only enables a temporary notification count, you can make it permanent by following the below steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Choose Display As → select Count.

    enable notification count on iPhone

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.


Q. 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 red little circles or numbers that appear over an app icon telling you how many unread notifications are there.

Q. 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.

Q. How to view cleared notifications on iPhone?

Unfortunately, you cannot view cleared notifications on 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 iOS 16, Apple has solved the long-term issues of notification cluttering. Along with organizing the notifications, you can now hide them and enable counts. Do you prefer notification count over the regular notification stacking? Let me know in the comments below.

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