How to stop notifications on iPhone and Android?

How to stop notifications on iPhone and Android? Many mobile apps and games include advertisements, sending push notifications, taking over your entire screen when you don’t even have the app open.

In a few cases, apps have even been caught pushing ads when the phone is asleep or on the lock screen.

How to stop notifications on iPhone and Android?

How to stop notifications on iPhone and Android?

Your web browser likely now allows websites to send you notifications in a similar way to the apps you use, and sometimes you might decide that you just don’t want them.

How to stop notifications on iPhone and Android? Whenever you visit a website that wants to send you notifications, you’ll be greeted with a pop up that asks whether you want to agree to them or not. Your options will be ‘allow’ or ‘block’.

Malicious apps like those shouldn’t have been allowed onto the Play Store in the first place, but if you’re dealing with annoying spam notifications or full-screen popups, you’ve come to the right place.

In my previous article, I have mentioned about How do we turn off notifications in Windows 10? 

How to stop iPhone Notifications on the Lock Screen?

How to stop notifications on iPhone and Android?

iPhone notifications and alerts can be really helpful, or they can be disruptive, Fortunately, there’s a way to change the way you receive Lock Screen notifications on the iPhone, so you’re not overwhelmed.

With previous operating systems you had to go into the Settings app to change email, app, and iMessage notifications, but beginning with iOS 12 on the iPhone, a Lock Screen notification is easy to customize without entering Settings.

With Notifications in iOS 12, it’s even easier to view and manage multiple notifications at once helping you reduce interruptions throughout the day.

Apple calls this process Fine Tuning, let’s get started learning how to Fine Tune your iPhone notifications without leaving the Lock Screen. 

Open from the Lock screen

You can quickly view your recent notifications from the Lock screen by picking up your iPhone or with your iPad,

# Tap a single notification or a group of notifications to view all of them for that app. 

# Swipe left over notifications to manage, view, or clear the notifications.

# Manage alerts for specific apps.

# To preview your notifications on the Lock screen without unlocking your device, go to Settings > Notifications > Show Previews, and select Always.

Open from Notification Center

The Notification Center shows your notifications history allowing you to scroll back and see what you’ve missed. There are two ways to see your alerts from the Notification Center

# From the Lock screen, swipe up from the middle of the screen.

#From any other screen, swipe down from the center of the top of your iPhone’s display. Once you’re in the Notification Center –

# Choose the Notification you’d like to manage; slowly swipe it to the left.

# A menu will appear; tap Manage.

# If you’d still like to receive notifications from this source, but without sound, tap Deliver Quietly

# If you want to stop receiving notifications from this source, tap Turn Off.

# If you want even more options, tap Settings.

# From here you can make lots of specific alterations to the way you get notifications from this source.

# Choose where the alert will appear under Alerts.

# Toggle on or off Sounds and Badges.

# Decide which Banner Style you’d like – Temporary or Persistent.

# Decide when you’d like notification previews to be shown under Options.

# Also under Options, decide how you’d like this type of notification to be grouped.

How to manage notifications?

To manage your notifications from the Lock screen or Notification Center:

# Swipe left over an alert or group of alerts.

# Tap Manage, then select from these options –

# Deliver QuietlyThese notifications appear in the Notification Center, but don’t show up on the Lock screen, play sounds, or show a banner or badge icon.

# Turn OffThis turns off all notifications for a specific app. To turn this back on, go to Settings > Notifications, select the app, and tap Allow Notifications. 

# You can also tap Settings to change your alert styles or alert settings for a specific app. 

Why don’t you see notifications for a specific app?

To get notifications, connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. If you still don’t get notifications for a specific app, try these steps-

# Make sure that the app supports notifications.

# Go to Settings > Notifications, select the app, and make sure that Allow Notifications is on.

# If you have notifications turned on for an app but you’re not receiving alerts, you might not have Banners selected.

# Go to Settings > Notifications, select the app, then select Banners.

# Make sure that you’re signed in to your Apple ID.

# Make sure that Do Not Disturb is off.

# If you’ve recently installed an app or restored from a backup, open the app to start getting notifications.

How to turn notifications on or off in your Android?

How to stop notifications on iPhone and Android? You can set up Chrome to get notifications ads from a web browser like meeting reminders, from websites, apps, and extensions.

If you get a notification ad from a web browser, it’s probably not the browser itself sending those, it’s a website you granted notification access to at some point.

You may have done it accidentally or without your knowledge or you may have only noticed when the site started sending more and more alerts. Whatever the reason may be, you can easily cut off notifications from specific sites.

How do notifications work?

By default, Chrome alerts you whenever a website, app, or extension wants to send you notifications. You can change this setting at any time.

But if you’re browsing in Incognito modeyou won’t get notifications.

How to allow or block notifications from Google Chrome or from all sites?

# On your Android phone or tablet, open Chrome browser and Click on Menu, under this section tap Settings.

# Scroll down and click on Site Settings

# In Site settings, again continue to scroll down and choose Notifications.

# In the Notifications section, select the site you want to allow or deny web push services.

# On the next screen, tap on clear & reset, a pop-up will appear asking for your permission to allow or block notifications from the selected website. Choose the option as per your preference.

How to stop Notification ads from your Android?

# Push notifications containing ads are pretty common, but they’re usually easy to get rid of. On any phone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher, just press down on the notification to see which app it came from.

# Most of the time, the app name is already visible at the top of the alert, but some apps hide that detail.

# You’ll probably want to uninstall the offending app, but if you want to keep it, you can choose to just hide the notifications.

# After you hold down on the notification, there should be an option to block future alerts from that app.

# Depending on your version of Android, there will either be an info button (which will take you to the app options), a button that says ‘Block all notifications,’ or a simple switch.

# Android 8.0 Oreo and newer support Notification channels, which are different categories of alerts you can turn on and off individually, so you might only see a switch for that specific channel.

# To see every available setting and channel, hold down on the notification and tap the info button it might also be labeled ‘More Settings,’ ‘Details,’ or something else along those lines.


Hopefully, this article has helped you track down annoying ads on your phone or tablet. If the app pushing ads is from the Play Store, remember to leave it a 1-star review and report it to Google.

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