If not maintained, lock screen notifications can be an overwhelming, chaotic mess. Alerts coming in at a rapid pace can be hard to see because there are just too many and your iPhone's screen sometimes can't even handle falling asleep before you can read just a few notifications. If that's like you, there's an easy way to take back control of warnings and your sanity.
To tame your messy notifications, you need to remove the unwanted ones so that you can focus on the notifications you're making. First, choose a notification or notification group from which you no longer want to hear the app. Then swipe left on that notification and tap "Manage". You can also long-press on a single notification card, then tap the ellipse icon (•••).
On the pop-up action sheet, tap "Disable" and then "Disable all notifications". You will see that all notifications for that specific app disappear from the Notification Center, which, like something like my News notifications, will result in a cleaner experience.
The feature, introduced in iOS 12, is called Instant Tuning and does more than just turn off notifications altogether. You can also choose to have notifications delivered silently, which go straight to your Message Center. That's a good compromise if you don't want to miss notifications from an app, but don't want your iPhone to blow up with text tones, vibrations, and an overactive lock screen.
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