View and respond to notifications on iPhone
Notifications help you keep track of what’s new—they let you know if you missed a call, if the date of an event moved, and more. You can customize your notification settings so you see only what’s important to you. View and respond to notifications on the iPhone Lock screen or in Notification Center.
Find all your notifications in one place
iPhone displays notifications as they arrive, but if you don’t read one right away, it’s saved in Notification Center so you can check it later.
To see your notifications in Notification Center, swipe down from the top center of any screen, then scroll up to see older notifications.
To close Notification Center, swipe up.
Respond to a notification
When you have multiple notifications, they’re grouped by app, which makes them easier to view and manage. Notifications from some apps may also be grouped by organizing features within the app, such as by topic or thread. Grouped notifications appear as small stacks, with the most recent notification on top.
Do any of the following:
To expand a group of notifications to see them individually, tap the group. To close the group again, tap Show Less.
To view a notification, tap it.
To view and respond to a notification or group of notifications, swipe it right, then tap Open.
On models with 3D Touch, press deeply on a notification to view and respond.
Dismiss, clear, and manage notifications
From the Lock screen, do any of the following:
Handle a notification you receive while using another app: Pull it down to view it, then swipe up to dismiss it.
Clear notifications: Swipe left over the notification or group of notifications, then tap Clear or Clear All.
Send notifications directly to Notification Center: Swipe left over the notification or group of notifications, tap Manage, then tap Deliver Quietly. This prevents notifications from this app or group from appearing on the Lock screen, playing a sound, lighting up the screen, or presenting a banner.
To see and hear these notifications again, swipe left on a notification in Notification Center, tap Manage, then tap Deliver Prominently.
Turn off notifications for an app or notification group: Swipe left on a notification or group of notifications, tap Manage, then tap Turn Off.
Change how an app displays notifications: Swipe left on a notification, tap Manage, tap Settings, then choose an option. You can choose whether to allow notifications from the app, where the notifications appear (in Notification Center, for example), whether to play an alert sound, and so on.
Clear all your notifications in Notification Center: Tap , then tap Clear.
When you haven’t used an app for a while, Siri suggests that you turn off notifications for that app.