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Push notifications: what is it on an iPhone

    • Push notifications on the iPhone allow you to receive important information quickly, concisely and comprehensively. Such notifications can be sent by almost all types of applications, in particular messengers, “reminders” and even games. Some messages appear only when you have Internet access, others do not need it.

      Flexible push notification settings on your iPhone

      Despite the fact that the iOS operating system has never been famous for the wide possibilities of customization, the notification settings in it are quite flexible. The user has access to several configuration options.

      Push Notification Management

      When there is a notification from a specific application on the locked screen, swipe it to the left and select "Manage". Several options will appear here:

      1. "Deliver without sound." Thus, notifications will appear in the Notification Center, but they will not be on the lock screen, sound and graphic alerts on the display are also absent.


        "Switch off". In this case, you turn off all notifications of a specific application. To reactivate them, go to Settings> Notifications, here select the program you are interested in and select the “Notification admission” option, where you can reconfigure their display.

      Change push notification styles

      In the same menu of notification settings, you can go to the "Notification Style" section. Here you can choose the style of banners and where they will be displayed:

      • on the lock screen;
      • in the notification center;
      • in the form of banners on the desktop.


      You can also specify whether banners will be displayed temporarily or permanently - until they are manually whisked. In addition, the user can enable or disable sounds and stickers, enable or disable the display of thumbnails and group notifications.

      Configure notification grouping

      Prior to iOS version 12, notifications on apple devices were not grouped. Because of this, real chaos was created on the lock screen. With the advent of the message grouping feature, the situation has improved significantly. In the notification settings, you can configure the grouping option:

      • “Automatic” - all messages are grouped automatically, the last message received is displayed first.
      • "According to the program" - notifications of each of the programs are combined into groups - expandable notifications.
      • “Off” - notifications are not grouped, but are displayed as they are received, as in earlier versions of the operating system.


      You can also specify here whether thumbnails of notifications of this or that application will be shown. For example, you can disable the display of thumbnails altogether or prevent them from showing on the notification screen.

      Show location-based alerts

      Some applications use your location data to send notifications. For example, alerts that you need to call someone while you are in a certain place. There are many options for using geolocation to display notifications. This is often used in advertising.

      Naturally, the owner of an iPhone can easily turn off the display of notifications based on geolocation. To do this, in the settings in the item "Confidentiality"> "Geolocation Services", it is enough to select the program of interest and deactivate its notifications based on location.

      What to do if push notifications on an iPhone do not arrive

      One of the most common reasons why notifications on iPhone or iPad do not come is the lack of Internet. Moreover, in the case of Wi-Fi, the connection icon may be active, but there is no Internet access. To check, you can simply try to download any site on the Internet or run an application that requires access to the Web to work.

      If even with Internet access, notifications still do not come, you need to configure them. So, how to enable notifications on iPhone:

      1. First check if the application of interest to you supports notifications at all. Some programs initially do not support notifications per se.
      2. If notifications are turned on but they still don’t come, check to see if Banners is selected. If not, you need to activate it, and then notifications should come in the right way.
      3. Make sure you are logged into your Apple ID account. If not, do it using your username and password.
      4. Check if you forgot to turn off Do Not Disturb. Often, users simply forget to turn it off, and then find that they have missed a lot of important messages and notifications.
      5. If the application has only recently been installed or its data has been restored from a previously created backup, try starting the program. After that, notifications often work as normal.

      If none of the above works, you may be able to help a simple reboot of your iPhone or iPad. Just hold down the Power button, hold for a few seconds until the shutdown slider appears on the screen and swipe the screen. Your phone or tablet will turn off. After that, hold down the Power button again and release as soon as the image of the apple appears on the screen. Your gadget will load and you will probably receive notifications again.

      And the last: do not turn off push notifications on an iPhone in order to save battery, traffic, etc. Often they turn out to be really important and without them your smartphone simply loses one of its key functions.



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