Notifications on your iPhone are the device’s way of letting you know that there is new information for you. Most of the apps on your device will use notifications for different purposes, many of which are for some sort of advertising. One type of notification that you may have noticed are those that come from the App Store, typically to let you know about a popular new app that you might enjoy.
But if you prefer to find new apps on your own and find the notifications from the App Store to be unnecessary, then you can turn them off completely. Our guide below will show you the steps that you need to take so that your iPhone 5 no longer shows you any notifications from the App Store.
Turn Off All iPhone App Store Notifications
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 5, in iOS 8. These steps may vary slightly for earlier versions of the operating system.
For additional information about notifications on your iPhone, visit Apple’s site here.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Notifications option.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the App Store option.
Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Allow Notifications to turn the option off. You will know that notifications have been disabled when there is not any green shading around the button, as in the image below.
You can customize many of the other types of notifications on your device as well. For example, you can stop calendar notifications from appearing on your lock screen.
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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