How to Turn Off AirPod Notifications on iPhone 13: A Step-by-Step Guide

Turning off AirPod notifications on your iPhone 13 is a breeze. It’s simply a matter of tweaking a few settings, and voila, you’ll enjoy your music without any interruptions. With just a few taps, you can customize which notifications you receive and when you receive them.

Step by Step Tutorial on Turning Off AirPod Notifications on iPhone 13

Before we dive into the steps, it’s worth noting that these will help you manage the notifications you receive on your AirPods while they are connected to your iPhone 13. This can be a real game-changer when you’re trying to focus on your tunes, podcast, or that all-important phone call.

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone

Navigate to the ‘Settings’ app on your iPhone 13. It’s the one with the gear icon that you’ve probably tapped a million times.

In this step, you are laying the groundwork for turning off those pesky notifications. Think of it as entering the control room of your iPhone, where all the magic happens.

Step 2: Tap ‘Notifications’

Once you’re in Settings, scroll down until you find the ‘Notifications’ option, and give it a tap.

This is where you can see all the apps that have the power to send notifications to your iPhone, and by extension, your AirPods.

Step 3: Select the app you want to manage

In the Notifications menu, you’ll see a list of all your apps. Tap the one whose notifications you want to manage on your AirPods.

Each app has its own set of notification settings. You might want to stop Facebook notifications but keep important email alerts on, for example.

Step 4: Turn off ‘Allow Notifications’

Inside the app’s notification settings, you’ll see a switch next to ‘Allow Notifications’. Give it a tap to turn it off.

By flipping this switch, you’re telling your iPhone (and your AirPods) that you don’t want to be disturbed by this app’s notifications.

Step 5: Repeat for other apps as needed

If you want to turn off AirPod notifications for more than one app, just go back and repeat steps 3 and 4 for each app.

It’s like going down a checklist and turning off every light in the house before you settle down for some quiet time.

After completing these steps, you’ll notice that your AirPods are blissfully silent from the notifications you’ve turned off. You can now enjoy your audio without any sudden interruptions. Remember, you can always go back and turn notifications on if you change your mind.

Tips for Managing AirPod Notifications on iPhone 13

  • Remember that turning off notifications is app-specific, which means you have the power to decide which apps can interrupt you and which can’t.
  • Consider setting up a ‘Focus’ mode on your iPhone 13 which can automatically manage notifications based on what you’re doing.
  • You can also customize the notifications for each app. Maybe you don’t want a sound but are okay with a banner notification.
  • Keep in mind that turning off notifications might mean you miss something important. Regularly check your apps just in case.
  • If you use Siri with your AirPods, you can ask her to read out notifications from specific apps, even if you have others turned off.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will turning off notifications affect my AirPods’ battery life?

Turning off notifications can actually help save your AirPods’ battery life, as there are fewer interruptions that require power.

Can I turn off all notifications at once?

Currently, there’s no ‘master switch’ to turn off all notifications for AirPods on an iPhone. You have to manage each app’s notifications individually.

What if I still get notifications after turning them off?

Make sure you’ve properly turned off the notifications in the app’s settings. If it persists, try restarting your iPhone and reconnecting your AirPods.

Can I set a schedule for notifications?

Yes, by using the ‘Focus’ feature on your iPhone, you can schedule when you receive notifications or set up automatic replies when you’re busy.

Do these steps apply to other iPhone models or just the iPhone 13?

These steps can be applied to other iPhone models as well. The process is generally the same across the iOS platform.


  1. Open ‘Settings’ on your iPhone 13.
  2. Tap ‘Notifications’.
  3. Select the app to manage.
  4. Turn off ‘Allow Notifications’ for the app.
  5. Repeat for other apps as necessary.


There you have it, a simple and effective way to turn off AirPod notifications on your iPhone 13. It’s all about giving you the control over your auditory environment. Whether you’re plugging into your favorite playlist or podcast, or just need some quiet time to focus, managing your AirPod notifications can make all the difference.

Remember, though, that while it’s great to disconnect from the digital world now and again, it’s also important to stay connected to the things that matter. So, make sure to periodically check your phone for any missed notifications. After all, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on an important update or message.

Happy listening, and enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with a well-managed notification setup on your iPhone 13!