With iOS 12 Apple has made it easier for users to cut out distractions. In addition to introducing improved Do Not Disturb feature the company has also made it possible for users to easily turn off alerts for notifications belonging to certain apps.
A new ‘Deliver Quietly’ option has been added to notifications that can be accessed directly from the lockscreen. Users can slide on the notification banner to enable Deliver Quietly for an app. When this option is enabled the notifications will be delivered to user’s device quietly. What this means is when a new notification arrives from the same app, it will show up in the Notification Center just like normal, however it won’t appear on the lockscreen and play a sound or vibration.
Here’s how you can enable Deliver Quietly option for notifications on your iPhone or iPad.
- Slide left on a notification belonging to app you want to silence and tap on ‘Manage’.
- From the next menu tap on ‘Deliver Quietly.
- Repeat these steps for all the apps that you want to silence.
You can turn the notifications back to normal by following the same steps above and this time choosing ‘Deliver Prominently’ from the menu. If you don’t have a pending notification for the app, then you can turn alerts back on by going to Settings > Notifications > App and turn on alerts for lockscreen and its sounds.