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Control App Notifications on Your Phone

App notifications on your phone

You can't go a minute without checking your Gmail, but you're sick of getting alerts from that old game. Instead of constantly shifting through your notifications, select which apps send alerts and which ones don't. You can also customize the way your favorite apps send alerts, which include notifications, sounds, and vibrations.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Block App Notifications

You can block notifications you don't want, so they'll be out of your hair.

From Settings, touch Notifications. Touch See all, and then touch the switch next to an app to turn its notifications on or off. 

Notifications settings menu

Customize App Notifications

You can also pick different sounds for each notification. That way, you'll know whether it's someone messaging you or if your lives will refilled in your favorite game.

From Settings, touch Notifications. Touch See all and then touch the desired app. Next, turn its notification settings on or off by touching the switch next to the different features. You can also adjust other notification settings from this page.

Note: Options may vary depending on the app.

App notifications settings

App Icon Badges

App icon badges are the little dots that appear next to your apps when they recieve a notification. You can adjust whether your apps display App icon badges or not.

From Settings, touch Notifications, and then touch App icon badges. Touch the switch next to App icon badges to turn them on or off. If the number is your only complaint, you can also display badges without the number by choosing Show without number

App Icon Badges

Status Bar Settings

If a bunch of notifications are clogging up your status bar, you can hide them all or only show a couple. 

From Settings, touch Notifications. Touch Status bar, and then adjust the desired settings.

Notification Status Bar

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