How to Stop Apps Sending Push Notifications to iPhone or iPad

There are many, just like us, who feel it annoying when we receive unwanted notifications on our iPhone or iPad. That is because our device is just a device, a machine and we do not want to them to forcefully show us something that we never asked to! If you are among us, here is the piece of information you would surely like and after reading will surely thank us. We are going to tell you how to stop apps sending alerts and notifications to an iPhone or iPad.

It is a simple procedure that will save your brain getting angry looking at that troublesome good for nothing notifications! Some applications try sending you notifications by default. Also, some Apple bundled apps opt into such flow and appear on your gadget’s screen. Clearing them does not work all the time. The best thing you have is disabling those applications’ functioning that keeps notifying your iPhone or iPad.

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Stops Apps Sending Notifications on iPhone and iPad

To make you understand, we will show the complete procedure of disabling the notifications so that they will not appear on your iPhone or iPad screen without your permission. How is that? Good? Then let’s go for it! Incoming notifications or alerts have some source, says the Apple Store in this case. They come bundled on almost all Apple devices running on iOS.

As a genuine provider, Apple App Store pushes limited notifications or alerts on your device, but the culprit is the third party apps that go haywire on your devices tickling your brain. You can get rid of this agony by following simple step. This will prevent undesired notifications and alerts on your devices.

How to Stop Apps Sending Notifications and Alerts on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Go on “Settings”’ app on your iPhone or iPad

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Step #2. Choose the option of “Notification.”

iOS Notification Settings

Step #3. Find and select the app for what you want to modify the push notifications behavior from. This will be available on Notifications Settings’ list.

Tap on App Name in Notifications Settings on iPhone

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Step #4. There you see the option of “Allow Notifications” → Toggle it to “OFF.” This will result in toggling the option to “OFF” position with button grayed.

Disable App Notifications on iPhone

Step #5. Repeat the procedure for all applications where you want such setting to be done.

The beauty of this option in notification settings is the changes are in effect immediately. Having said this, if you, for instance, disable notifications for an app like Temple Run, you will command this app to have no inbound alert, banner or even lock-screen notification. This is because you have simply disabled these apps and they are now lame!

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Something to keep in mind

While this serves you as the best option to get rid of notifications from a particular app, you must understand that notification “off” means it will turn off “all the notifications” including sound effect, banners, buzz, etc. If you do not want this all to be blocked, you need to adjust the setting accordingly. For this, you need to “mute” concerned notification such as the mail sound alert.

It all depends on what all you want to block and iPhone and iPad provides you with this flexibility. Whether you need a notification or an alert for Facebook comment, or when someone drops you an email or message? It is up to you. Change the settings of that particular app and set yourself worry free!

Enjoy, your gadget is now customized and will show you what you want and not what vendors want! :)

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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