Change notification settings on iPhone
In Settings , choose which apps can send notifications, change the alert sound, set up location-based alerts, allow government alerts, and more.
Change notification settings
Most notification settings can be customized for each app. You can turn app notifications on or off, have notifications play a sound, choose how and where you want app notifications to appear when your device is unlocked, and more.
Go to Settings > Notifications.
To choose when you want most notification previews to appear, tap Show Previews, then select an option—Always, When Unlocked, or Never. (You can override this setting for individual apps.)
Previews can include things like text (from Messages and Mail) and invitation details (from Calendar).
Tap Back, tap an app below Notification Style, then turn Allow Notifications on or off.
If you turn on Allow Notifications, choose how and where you want the notifications to appear for the app—for example, on the Lock screen or in Notification Center.
You can also set a notification banner style, sound, and badges for many apps.
Tap Notification Grouping, then choose how you want the notifications grouped:
By App: All the notifications from the app are grouped together.
Automatic: The notifications from the app are grouped according to organizing criteria within the app, such as by topic or thread.
Off: Turn off grouping.
To turn off notifications selectively for apps, go to Settings > Notifications > Siri Suggestions, then turn off any app.
Show recent notifications on the Lock screen
You can allow access to Notification Center on the Lock screen.
Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode (iPhone X and later) or Touch ID & Passcode (other models).
Enter your passcode.
Turn on Notification Center (below Allow Access When Locked).
Silence all your notifications
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Turn on Do Not Disturb.” Learn how to ask Siri.
You can also go to Settings > Do Not Disturb, then turn on Do Not Disturb.
Set up location-based alerts
Some apps use your location to send you relevant alerts based on where you are. For example, you might get a reminder to call someone when you get to a specific place or when you leave for your next location.
If you don’t want to see these types of alerts, you can turn them off.
Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
Turn on Location Services.
Tap an app, then choose whether you want to share your location while using that app.
See the Apple Support article About privacy and Location Services.
Get government alerts
In some regions, you can turn on alerts in the Government Alerts list. For example, on iPhone in the United States, you can receive presidential alerts, and you can turn AMBER, Public Safety, and Emergency Alerts (which include both Severe and Extreme Imminent Threat alerts) on or off (they’re on by default). On iPhone in Japan, you can receive Emergency Earthquake Alerts from the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Go to Settings > Notifications.
Scroll down to the Government Alerts section, then turn on the ones you want.
Government alerts vary by carrier and iPhone model, and may not work under all conditions. See the Apple Support article About emergency and government alerts.