How to mute notifications on iPhone


iPhone notifications.
Joe Fedewa / How-To Geek

To mute notifications on your iPhone, turn on Do Not Disturb mode by swiping down from the top right corner of your screen and selecting Focus > Do Not Disturb. You can also mute specific app notifications by selecting Settings > Notifications and the app of your choice.

Do you feel bombarded by iPhone notifications? If so, there is an easy way to mute all your notifications. Or you can pick and choose the notifications you want to see and the ones you want to ignore. Keep reading to learn how to take full control of the alerts you receive.

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Turn off notifications with Do Not Disturb mode

The easiest way to mute your notifications is to enable Do Not Disturb mode from Control Center. Swipe down from the top right corner of your screen. Then select Focus > Do Not Disturb.

Do Not Disturb Mode in Control Center on iPhone

On older iPhones, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and enable Do Not Disturb mode.

Scheduling Do Not Disturb Mode with Focus

If you want to schedule Do Not Disturb mode for a specific amount of time, you can also do that with Focus.

To get started, launch the Settings app on your iPhone. In Settings, select Focus > Do Not Disturb.

Do not disturb mode on iPhone

Here you can set which notifications you allow (if any) and choose a custom home or lock screen to use in Do Not Disturb mode.

Then, under Set up a schedule, tap “Add schedule” to set when to turn on Do Not Disturb mode. For example, you choose to turn off notifications between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Do Not Disturb Schedule on iPhone

How to mute app-specific notifications on an iPhone

If you want to turn off notifications for a specific app, you can manage the notification settings for each app on your iPhone.

To do this, open Settings on your device. Then tap ‘Notifications’.

Notifications settings on iPhone

On the Notifications page, in the Notification style section, tap the app for which you want to disable notifications.

On the app page at the top, uncheck the ‘Allow notifications’ option.

Turn on notifications in Calendar app settings on iPhone

And that’s it. Your iPhone will not send you notifications from your chosen app.


While you’re at it, you may want to turn off your iPhone’s flash notifications. Check out our guide to learn how to do that.

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