The Notification Center is opened on an iPhone by swiping down from the top of the screen. If you tap the Notifications tab at the top, then you will see every notification from an app that is included in the Notification Center. If you have enabled automatic app updates on your iPhone, and you have a lot of apps, then you will probably notice that a large percentage of these notifications concern installed apps that have updated.
You might decide that you do not need these notifications, and that you would like to clean up the Notification Center a bit. Our tutorial below will show you how to remove App Store notifications from that screen.
How to Turn Off the “Show in Notification Center” Option for the iPhone App Store
The steps in this article are going to show you how to change the notification settings for the App Store on your iPhone. These steps were performed on an iPhone 5 in iOS 9.3, but will also work for other iPhone models that are running iOS 9. If there are other apps that you would like to remove from the Notification Center, then you can follow these same steps for those apps as well.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Notifications option.
Step 3: Select the App Store.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Show in Notification Center to turn it off. You will no longer see App Store updates in your Notification Center when there is no green shading around the button. I have removed the App Store from the Notification Center in the image below.
Note that following these steps will automatically remove app updates and other App Store-related notifications from the Notification Center. You will not need to manually delete anything. Additionally, if you choose to turn this setting back on, then the old notifications will still display.
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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.
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