How to Manage Notifications On Mac: macOS Big Sur/Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Ei Capitan

Last Updated on Nov 23, 2020

Know the important customizations on Manage Notification on Mac to Look, Feel, Group by App or name, Shorting, Banner Style or Show notification style on the Lock screen, Badge App icon, Play/Stop Notification Sound. Keep your Mac up-to-date with the latest version of macOS. Sometimes People keep most of the notification off because hundreds of notification from the different apps will hang up your Mac on startup. Follow the steps for Turn on notification for the useful app. If you did not know how to manage notifications on Mac then you can get a guide about that at beneath. Steps of Manage notifications on Mac, MacBook Pro/Air read carefully and follow that.

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Step by Step Guide on How to Manage Notifications on Mac

How to Use Group Notifications on MacOS Big Sur or later

A little improvement by Apple lets you group notifications on Mac and MacBook. You’ll be given three options to choose from, learn what are they, and how to use Group Notifications on MacBook, Mac.

  1. Click on the Apple icon on the top menu bar.
  2. Select System Preferences.

    Finder System Preferences option on Mac

    Finder System Preferences option on Mac

  3. Choose Notifications.

    Notifications Settings on System Preferences on macBook Mac

    Notifications Settings on System Preferences on macBook Mac

  4. Then, from the sidebar where all the apps are listed, click on the App for which you want to Use Group Notifications, here we have taken the Messages app as an example.
  5. First of all, enable the Allow Notifications from the Messages option on the top.
  6. Next, look at the Notification grouping, click on it to choose between: by app, automatic, and off.
    • By app: When you choose “by app”, the Mac will group notifications by App, this will avoid the long list of notifications from a single app. If you want to check all the notifications from the Messages app or from any app, then click the group notification on the Notification bar to expand it.

      Short Notification by App on macOS Notification Center

      Short Notification by App on macOS Notification Center

    • Automatic: Since here we have shown Messages App, so when we choose “automatic”, all the messages will be grouped by conversations, or from a specific sender.

      Group By Automatic on mcOS Big Sur Notifications Settings

      Group By Automatic on mcOS Big Sur Notifications Settings

    • Off: This will disable the Group notifications, and likely to clutter your notification bar of Mac. I’d not recommend this.

      Turn off Notification on macOS Notification Center

      Turn off Notification on macOS Notification Center

Besides, if you don’t want to be notified every time by message tone, then choose an option called Deliver Prominently for the particular app to receive the notifications more quietly.

  1. Click on the arrow as shown.Stop Prominently Receive Message on macOS Notification
  2. And choose to Deliver Prominently.

    Deliver Prominently on macOS Notifications

    Deliver Prominently on macOS Notifications

How to Manage Notifications on Mac: Earlier

Steps: 1 Go, System Preferences

System preferences for manage notifications app settings

System preferences

Step: 2 Click on Notification Settings

Step: 3 In this Screen left side you can see all apps in a list view; here you can manage each app’s notification settings.

Manage Notifications on Mac

Manage Notifications on Mac

Beneath you can see the Mail notification settings screen, in which there are three kinds of Calendar alert Style like, None, Banners, and Alerts Style. This Banner notification will appear in the upper right corner and go away automatically. You can easily set Calendar Notification according to the given options on the screen.

If you set banners style then calendar notifications appear to you upper right side corner, it goes automatically, while if you set Alert Style then notification stays on screen until dismissed.

Other feature,

If you want,

  • Notifications on Lock screen then check Show notifications on the Lock screen.
  • Set how many items you want to keep in notifications Center – here 5 recent items are set.
  • Badge app icon – if you checked the Badge app icon then you’ll get the notification with the app icon.
  • Sound when new notifications come on your Mac; make the tick mark in the box of Play sound for notifications.

Added in Yosemite: Send an audio text in iMessage from Mac.

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