How to Set Up Notifications on Your iPhone

How to Set Up Notifications on Your iPhone? Notifications are almost the main function of all smartphones. Everyone, without exception, interacts with them every day and many times.

Here, all users are divided into two big categories – some receive a bunch of different messages every day and are afraid of different promotional offers, thinking if they have written something important for them. Others act according to their spirit and personalize your iPhone.

How to Set Up Notifications on Your iPhone?

Of course, I can’t force you to dig into your device’s settings, but I consider it my duty to recommend turning on a few toggle switches for comfortable living. It so happens that until recently, I belonged to the first category of Apple users and was completely unaware of a very important function of my iPhone – Timely delivery of notifications which I now recommend everyone to include.

Getting lost among the notification settings is a hassle. In principle, this is not surprising. Apple understands the importance of this setting and rolls out new features with almost every update.

We’ve covered them many times already: we’ve talked about how to turn off notifications on the lock screen, we’ve encountered the problem of double notifications, and we’ve shared tips when notifications don’t come at all. In this article, we will discuss another important aspect of iPhone notification settings that everyone ignores for some reason.

Scheduled Delivery on iPhone

One of the main innovations of the already outgoing iOS 15 was the radically redesigned notifications. Besides the fact that they have become larger and more convenient to read, Apple has ensured that users are not distracted by important questions and approach messages in a more meaningful way.

Yes, notifications in iOS 15 have already been seriously worked on, but the scheduled delivery feature should be covered separately.

Yes, a very important toggle switch has appeared in iPhone Settings – Scheduled Delivery. Using it, the iPhone will collect all the messages from the apps you specified and display them all together at a certain time.

For enabling scheduled delivery of notifications you need:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Next, go to the Notifications, Scheduled Delivery section.
  • Activate the toggle switch in front of the element of the same name.
  • Next, the iPhone will guide you through the notification summary features, tap Continue.
  • Next, you need to specify the applications whose notifications will be in the summary and click on the Add applications button.

The same feature fixed half of my iPhone problems.

After that, a screen with additional options will open, where it is important to configure everything again on your own. First of all, I recommend paying attention to the section Program. Here you can specify the time when the summary of the notification will be sent.

Set a time for the recap during lunch at work, and a break at college, and stay focused on what’s important. In addition, it is possible to make several reports at once and specify the time individually for each of them. The maximum is 12.

Next comes the article Show the next summary. It allows you to view the next notification summary at any convenient time. That is if the time for the next digest hasn’t come yet, but you really want to see it, you can just swipe the lock screen from the bottom and see whatever you want.

Below Show, the following summary is a list of all applications. You can come back here at any time and ask to include one of them in the list of “unnecessary notifications”.

It is clear that the first time you are unlikely to understand what is needed and what is not. Again, Apple has made this task as simple as possible and has listed the number of notifications per week next to each app. I rent.

Summary of iOS 15 notifications

It’s very cool that private messages, urgent alerts and other important notifications are delivered to you at the exact same second. The question arises: how will the iPhone understand which notification is important and which is secondary?

The fact is that even when iOS 15 was announced, Apple warned all developers and allowed them to choose the priority of different messages. 4 priority levels:

  • Passive Notifications. The most optional messages from entertainment apps, games and more. They will not distract you from your work, and you will be able to see them only in a special summary.
  • Notifications are active. This notification type is the default for all apps in iOS. With the default settings, these messages will not be able to bypass Focus mode. Unless you put them on the exclusion list.
  • Urgent notices. Important messages will be delivered immediately, regardless of the setting you enable. Bank messages, private messages, lost device messages in Latitude, etc.
  • Critical Notifications. The highest priority messages will be delivered even if you put your iPhone on silent. Messages about disasters, family user health in iCloud, and other emergencies.

Well, did you already realize that scheduled notification delivery is a feature you need to enable right now? For me personally, the main criterion was to disable silent mode.

After all, it’s an eternal problem when you mute your smartphone and realize something terrible happened only after you picked up the phone. By the way, before discovering this feature, I thought that Apple left such a responsibility for the Apple Watch because it’s hard to miss something on them.

If this notification setting was not enough for you, you can always access Settings, and Notifications and choose the option you are interested in, there are many here:

  • Set lock screen notifications.
  • Sounds, stickers, banner style.
  • Display group tiles and notifications in columns.

All other settings are available here.

Also, don’t forget about Focus Mode, which lets you customize notifications for each task. Enable In-car mode, set all the necessary settings and you’re done.