How to Manage Grouped Notifications on iPhone 15, MacBook

Customize Notification Preview, on the lock screen by the app, Automatic from Notifications settings on iPhone, M1 MacBook, Mac mini.

Wow! A grouped notification in iOS/iPadOS is an amazing way to get notifications on your iOS device that comes serially and in stacks. We can enjoy and use some custom settings like disabling Grouped Notifications in iPhone/iPad or ungroup notifications on the lock screen for the selected app or all Apps.

Disable or Enable Grouped Notifications in iPhone/iPad: Notification Grouping

  • Step 1. Go to the Settings app on iPhone and iPad
  • Step 2. Next, Tap on Notifications. Find the list of Apps, Change the notification Style, and Type.
  • Step 3. Tap on “App Name” > Scroll down to the last and Tap on “Notification Grouping”.

Select from three options,

  • Automatic: The default Option is this.
  • By App: Get a single notification instead of more than one. Sort new notification for the changed option by App Name
  • Off: This option completely disabled or turn off Group notification. This option will show app notification as come to your iPhone.

Clear All Grouped Notifications from Notification Center

  • Step 1: Unlock your iPhone and iPad.
  • Step 2: Swipe down the finger from the top right notch and see the notification. Or Wake up iPhone by lifting up.
1 View Grouped Notifications on iPhone and iPad in iOS 12

To see on Locked Screen

  • Step 1: “Swipe up a finger” to show new notification on the lock screen
  • Step 2: Tap on the “(X)” button at the top and just below the digital clock.
4 Clear all or Remove all Grouped notifications in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Expand Group Notification on Notification Center

Step 1: Single Tap on the Grouped notification list.

2 Expand Group notification on iPhone lock screen in notification center

Step 2: Swipe the finger left on a Grouped notification to view or reply and manage option.

Note: – in iOS 15, Quick reply Notification pattern change, Here’ how to use Quick reply in iOS 15 iPhone

Remove Single Group notification on iPhone/iPad

Way 1: Swipe Left on Notification > Clear All.

3 Manage view or Clear all Grouped notifications on iOS 11

Way 2: Press and Hold on Screen, at the top of notification “(X)”.

Manage Notifications Options in Notification Center

3D touch Device popup Notification view on the front center of the screen. See more icons to get settings for Group Notifications.

Deliver Quietly: Quietly Notifications will appear in the notification center and badges the app icon, but will not appear on the lock screen, Present banners, or Pay a sound.

Deliver Prominently: Prominently notification will appear on the lock screen, in the notification center, Present banners, Badge the app icon, and play a sound.

Settings: Directly jump to the app settings on the iPhone. Scroll down and See “Notification Grouping”.

How to Manage Group Notifications on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air

Likewise, Group Notifications can be managed on Mac too. Before doing so, update the Mac to the latest version, and follow the steps to enable/disable Group notifications on Mac.

  1. Open the System Preferences from the Apple menu on the top bar.
  2. Go to the Notifications.
Notifications Settings on System Preferences on macBook Mac
Notifications Settings on System Preferences on MacBook Mac
  • Choose the app.
  • Next, select from: by app, off and automatic.
    • by app: To group notifications of a specific app.
  • Notification Grouping by App on macOS Notification Center
    Notification Grouping by App on macOS Notification Center
  • automatic: To group notifications from particular sender’s.
  • Group By Automatic on mcOS Big Sur Notifications Settings
    Group By Automatic on macOS Big Sur Notifications Settings
  • off: Disable group notifications.
  • Turn off Notification on macOS Notification Center
    Turn off Notification on macOS Notification Center

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    2 thoughts on “How to Manage Grouped Notifications on iPhone 15, MacBook”

    1. My notifications settings don’t seem to have a “sort by” option and there doesn’t seem to be a way to see a Notification Center history on my phone. Does anybody know if and where to find these things.


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