Apple® iPhone® - Turn Notifications On / Off

Note Notes:

  • Since notifications pushed to your device are carried over cellular data, you may see a small amount of cellular data usage even while connected to Wi-Fi.
  • If you tap a notification on your connected Apple Watch, any subsequent data usage may be carried over the Verizon cellular network.
  • For audio notifications, refer to Manage audio alerts.
  • The steps below don't apply to the iPhone 5ciPhone 5iPhone 4s or iPhone 4.


Caution Turning on notifications may impact battery life.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Notifications.
  2. From the 'Notification Style' section, tap an app.
  3. Tap the applicable then tap the switch(es) to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off:
    Note Depending on the app selected, the options may vary.
    • Allow Notifications
    • Sounds
    • Badge App Icon
    • Show on Lock Screen
    • Show in History
    • Show in Banners
      Note For most apps, you can choose whether you want the banner to be 'Persistent' or 'Temporary.'
  4. Tap Back icon Notifications (upper-left).
  5. From the Government Alerts section, tap the switch(es) to turn the following on or off:
    • AMBER Alerts
    • Emergency Alerts
    • Public Safety Alerts


Related Topic: Wireless Emergency Alerts