How to Disable Group Notification on iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac

Last Updated on Jun 19, 2021

If you aren’t satisfied with the group notification on iPhone/iPad and want to disable or turn off group notification on iPhone or iPad, then follow the guide. Here are some custom settings that only allow for the selected apps only disable group notification. Well, if you want to turn off group notification then you have to disable it separately, and afterward, all the alerts and notification will occupy the lock screen of the iPhone. You can’t disable Group Notification for all the apps at once.

Group notification is the best solution to make notifications stacked. In spite of being such a useful feature, some users didn’t like it. They want all the notifications and alerts separately. Mind well, for each application you have to perform this process. So without wasting much time, let’s see how to disable group notifications on iPhone. Alternatively, check the last section to disable group notifications on Mac too.

Steps for Disable Group Notifications on iPhone and iPad

Here’s how you can do it.

  • Step 1: Launch “Settings”.
  • Step 2: Tap “Notifications”.
4 Notifications option in settings app on apple watch
  • Step 3: It’s time to select the particular application in which you want to disable group notification.
5 Activity App on Apple Watch App
  • Step 4: Scroll down and click “Notification Grouping”.
6 Notification Grouping option on Watch app on iphone
  • Step 5: Tap “Off”.
7 Turn off Group notification on iPhone in iOS 12

This is it!

Also Read, New in iOS 15 Notifications Settings, How to use Notifications Summary on your iPhone, iPad.

From now notifications won’t appear in the group for that particular app.  If you want to disable group notification for more applications, follow the same procedure to turn off group notification in iOS/iPadOS.

Now, if you change your mind and want to receive Group notifications then repeat the same steps and tap on “Automatic” or “By App”.

[Must Know: Quickly Manage Group Notification on iPhone and iPad

Turn off Grouped Notification On Your Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch must be running on WatchOS 5 or later

1: Open Watch app on your iPhone.

2: Click on the “My Watch” tab from the bottom of the app.

1 Grouping Notification on Apple Watch My Watch Tab

3: Next to My Watch Tab > Notifications

Select app for that you want to close the Notification group on watch Notification center.

2 Notification Grouping on Apple Watch app on iPhone

4: Here I am doing for the “Activity app” > “Notification Grouping”.

3 Turn off notification grouping on Apple Watch My Watch App

5: Set to “Off

Enjoy managed Group notification on iPhone and iPad. Any time we can turn on or enable by follow the steps above and choose “Automatically” or “By App”.

How to Turn Off Group Notifications on Mac, MacBook?

If you don’t want to use the Group Notifications on Mac, then disabling it is a wise choice. Though, you won’t find the group notifications on the MacOS Monterey, Catalina or earlier.

  1. Click on the Apple menu on the top bar and choose System Preferences.
Finder System Preferences option on Mac
Finder System Preferences option on Mac
  • Then, click on Notifications.
  • Notifications Settings on System Preferences on macBook Mac
    Notifications Settings on System Preferences on MacBook Mac
  • Pick the app for which you want to disable group notifications on Mac.
  • Now, from the main screen, scroll down to the end, and next to Notification grouping, choose Off.
  • Turn off Notification on macOS Notification Center
    Turn off Notification on macOS Notification Center

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