All of the notifications that you receive on your iPhone are collected in the Notification Center. You can access the Notification Center by swiping down from the top of your screen. This is helpful when you hear or notice a notification, but either dismiss it by accident, or need to reference it later. But if you receive a lot of notifications it can be difficult to locate the correct one.
Fortunately you can adjust how your notifications are grouped in the Notification Center, which can make it much easier to find specific notifications. Our guide below will show you how to find this setting and enable it so that all of your notifications will be grouped by app instead of chronologically.
Group Notifications by App in the iOS 9 Notification Center
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9. The iOS 9 update features a number of new settings and options that can improve your experience with the device. For example, you can enable a low power mode that will maximize your battery life.
- Tap the Settings icon.
- Select the Notifications option.
- Tap the button to the right of Group By App in the Notifications View section at the top of the screen. The setting is turned on when there is green shading around the button. It is turned on in the image below.
While you are on this menu, it can be helpful to go through and customize the notification settings for your individual apps. Many of them can be turned off, and you can customize assorted options like badges, banners, alerts, and sounds. This can really help to improve your experience with your iPhone by removing some of the more annoying and unnecessary notifications.
There is an option in iOS 9 that aims to improve your Internet connection. It is called Wi-Fi Assist, and works by engaging your cellular connection when your Wi-Fi connection is weak or problematic. This is great for helping you stay online, but it can increase your cellular data usage. You can turn off Wi-Fi Assist, however, if you are worried about it.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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