iOS Tip: Notification Center – Individual App Settings

iOS Tip: Notification Center – Individual App Settings

This Mac tip is provided by Mark Greentree and was originally posted on Mark’s blog – Everyday Mac Support. For more of Mark’s tips visit his site, follow him on Twitter, or browse his archive of posts here.

How To: Notification Center РIndividual App Settings

iOS 5 has a new way for users to get notifications or in some cases you can elect not to receive notifications or you have the control in how they are displayed and how you receive the alert.

Simply navigate to Settings > Notifications. Once loaded look for the supported app you are interested in setting specific notification settings for. In this example I have chosen Twitter as can be seen below:

Lets take a look at the options displayed in the image above from top to bottom.

Notification Center for Twitter is turned on but should you wish to not be notified about incoming messages via Twitter then simply switch this off.

Show will present by default the last 5 recent notifications. You can change this to 1 or 10 recent items.

Alert Style allows users to select how the notification will be received. The new default in iOS 5 is “Banners” which only appear at the top of the screen and do not impact your workflow like the previous notifications did. Should you wish to have the notifications presented as they were in iOS 4 then simply select “Alerts”. If you don’t want any on screen notification simply select None.

Badge App Icon is turned on by default and will present the app icon when the notification is displayed rather than a simple text message.

Sounds is also turned on by default and will play the associated sound loop when a message has arrived and the notification is presenting itself.

View in Lock Screen allows users to scan through their notifications without unlocking the screen. This helps users quickly assess if the message is important. It is advised to turn this feature off if you wish to have your notifications private.

The best thing about this set of options is you can completely customise specific rules for each individual app.

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