Facebook Mobile can get a little annoying if you get notifications for page alerts, notification from friends who keep posting something often and of course, your own posts that get a ton of updates. Caught you on that one, didn’t we?
Facebook for iPhone lets you customize notifications. It’s not as good as on the web version but it’s pretty good especially if you know what you want to turn off.
You can unsubscribe from Facebook notifications from within the Facebook app only. Alternatively, you do configure the settings through web but here’s an easy way out of annoying notifications on your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your iPhone
Step 2: Tap on the menu button on top-left (or just swipe right to open the menu)
Step 3: Scroll way down to the bottom where you’ll fine Account Settings
Step 4: Now, tap on Notifications
Step 5: Tapping this shows you the list of recent notifications you received. On the right of every notification you should see an Edit button. Tap this.
Step 6: When you tap on Edit, options like Turn Off or Unfollow shows up. Tap that to turn off notifications from that page, group, event or person. You’ll be able to see what the page/person shares on your news-feed but you won’t get any notifications anymore.
Alternatively, you can also configure system-wide notifications like this:
- Follow steps 1-4 as above
- Scroll down and tap on Mobile Push
- This list shows you all the events which push a notification to your iPhone. You can selectively turn them off/on based on what’s important to you. For instance, you might not want to be notified of messages sent via Facebook – turn that off.
Controlling push notifications also has an impact on the battery life of your iPhone as it pings less in order to retrieve information from Facebook.