What is Group Notifications “By App” VS “Automatic” in iOS 12? iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch

1 What is Group notifications by app or Automatic

Now More custom options that easily manage all incoming notification on lock screen. That help to quickly view or reply in notification at a glance. Not a bad but inside there are more options like orange or create a single bunch for all notification by app or Create a group on notification by contact inside the applications. What is Group Notifications by App and Automatic? How Group notifications Settings works? and Looks from different.

Here is explained what are the meaning of Notification grouping by app or Automatically or off.

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1 What is Group notifications by app or Automatic

See WhatsApp Example,

In this Example, I received messages from two partners or friends. What you need to really directly from the Group notifications in iOS 12 or later update on iPhone X/ iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 5S.

Default settings for All App’s notification are “Automatic“.

Notification Grouping by Automatic

2 Group notification automatic on iPhone in iOS 12


Tap on view and read the message, And reply by sliding left on the notification.

By we can change it to “By App”. See the result in Example below.

Notification Grouping by App

4 Notification Grouping in iOS 12 for by app

How to use “By App” and “Automatic” on Apple Watch

“Off” in iOS 12 Notification Grouping

Using this option you will get and view notification like earlier patterns, see and view all notification by sliding on the lock screen in stacks.

3 Group notification off from iPhone settings

This might be more complex and hesitating the people since iOS 9.

Guide Notification Grouping on Apple Watch App

In the same way you can change the app notification settings from watch App on iPhone that paired with it.

Open Watch app on iPhone > My Watch > Notifications > Tap on App name > Scroll down and See “Notification Grouping” > Select By App, Automatic or Off.

6 Group Notifications on Apple Watch

Hope you get the clear idea on What is Group Notifications “By App” VS “Automatic” with my WhatsApp example given in this article.

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