How to Enable Group Notifications By App on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, MacBook

Last Updated on Jul 14, 2020

Group Notifications and Screen Time are the best announcements of the iPhone/iPad to date. In this article, we will talk about group notifications. Group Notifications prevent the alerts and notifications from scattering and make a group of them so that with one swipe you can remove the notifications of the particular app from the screen.

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The basic idea behind this feature is if we don’t enable Group notifications you will receive a separate notification without order and scattered on the screen. You have to scroll and scroll to get notification of a particular app. Instead, when you enable group notification the alerts of the particular app will be grouped together and when you tap on them they will expand. I hope you understood what is Group Notifications. Apple has added Group Notifications widely to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac for the compatible devices. Learn one by one how to use Group Notifications on Apple devices.

How to Group Notifications By App on iPhone, iPad

  • Step 1: Go to the “Settings” App.
  • Step 2: Tap “Notifications”.
  • Step 3: Choose the App on which you want to receive group notifications and tap on it. For example, here we have taken Whatsapp for the stack of Group Notifications.

in iOS 12 Enable Notification by App on iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus

  • Step 4: Tap “Notification Grouping”.
  • Step 5: Select “By App”.

Enable Notification by App in iOS 12 on iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus

From now all the alerts and notifications will be grouped in one stack. Kindly remember that you have to repeat this procedure for each application individually.

And ever your mind change and you would like to revert Group Notification by App then you can turn off Group Notifications by App for specific App at any time.

Here’s How to Manage Group Notifications in iOS 12

To Disable Group Notifications by App in iOS 14/iOS 13/iOS 12 go with the following Steps!

Open Settings App > Find Notifications > Choose an App that you want to stop Group Notifications > Select OFF. Enjoy the world’s best Smartphone NC [Notifications Centre].

Now, we will talk about Apple Watch, in WatchOS 5 or later, Apple also offers Group Notifications stack for Apple Watch, too. Let’s a closer look!

How to Enable Group Notification by App on Apple Watch

Apart from the iOS devices, you can also get the group notifications in Apple Watch. As our Apple watch is very small compare to the iPhone’s display, so we need group notification primarily in apple watch. Let’s head over to steps and see how to group notifications in apple watch.

  • Step 1: on your iOS device, open the “Apple Watch” app.
  • Step 2: Then on the bottom of the screen tap on “My Watch”.
  • Step 3: Scroll and Tap on “Notifications”.
  • Step 4: There Tap on “Activity”.
  • Step 5: Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on “Notification Grouping”.
  • Step 6: Now, click on “By App”.

in watchOS 5 Enable Notification by App on Apple Watch

So, guys, this is the most in-demand feature you will get in iOS 14 and watchOS 7 as a free update in the coming fall.

How to Enable Group Notifications on MacBook, Mac: Mac Big Sur or Later

Group Notifications plays a very important role in reducing notification clutter and keep the Mac Notification Center clean, like crystal. All the MacOS Big Sur Compatible Devices can turn on Group Notifications on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and other Mac’s.

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Like all other Apple devices, Mac offers three options to group notifications, lets see how it can be done.

  1. Click on the Apple logo that you’ll find on the top navigation menu.
  2. From there, choose System Preferences.

    Finder System Preferences option on Mac

    Finder System Preferences option on Mac

  3. Go to Notifications.

    Notifications Settings on System Preferences on macBook Mac

    Notifications Settings on System Preferences on MacBook Mac

  4. On the sidebar, all the applications will be listed, choose the one for which you want to enable group notifications.
  5. After that, on the main screen, look for the Notification grouping.
  6. It will show three options: automatic, by app, and off.

Let’s check out what do they mean,

  • by app: This option will group notifications for a particular application that you’ve chosen.

    Notification Grouping by App on macOS Notification Center

    Notification Grouping by App on macOS Notification Center

  • automatic: This setting group notification for specific Chat/Messaging Group of the app.

    Group By Automatic on mcOS Big Sur Notifications Settings

    Group By Automatic on mcOS Big Sur Notifications Settings

  • off: No notifications will be grouped.

    Turn off Notification on macOS Notification Center

    Turn off Notification on macOS Notification Center

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