The friends feature that was added to Pokemon lets you interact and receive benefits by befriending other Pokemon Go players. One of these benefits is the ability to send and receive gifts that drop from Pokestops.
But over time as your friend list grows and you have more and more people sending you gifts, you may find that the notifications that you receive when you get a gift are becoming excessive. Fortunately it’s possible to configure some of the notification settings for Pokemon Go, including those gift notifications. Our guide below will show you how to disable them.
One way that you can receive alerts on your iPhone is via a flashing light on the back of the device. Our tutorial on how to turn off flash notification on iPhone can show you how to enable or disable that setting.
How to Stop Receiving Gift Notifications in Pokemon Go
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12. By completing the steps in this guide you will be disabling the notifications that you get whenever an in-game friend sends you a gift. Note that you will still receive the gifts, and you will not affect any of the other notifications that you receive from the game by changing this setting. However, there are a number of other notification settings on the menu that you will be going to in this guide, so you will be able to change some of those other settings if you wish.
Step 1: Open Pokemon Go.
Step 2: Touch the Pokeball icon at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select the Settings option at the top-right of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Gift Notifications to turn it off.
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