Category: notifications

How to Enable LED Flash Notifications on iPhone

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How’d you like the LED camera flash on the back of iPhone to flash when a notification or phone call comes into the device? Do you place your iPhone face down on the desk? Or, do you keep it in silent mode most of the time? In any case, you might be interested in taking advantage of its LED flash for notification alerts.

Normally when you receive a notification, your iPhone’s screen lights up. However, that’s not the case if it’s placed face down. In such cases, using the built-in LED flash can be a good indicator when you get alerts. It’s…

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How to Disable Lock Screen Notifications on MacOS

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Do you want to prevent notifications from showing up on your Mac’s lock screen? Perhaps you want to hide them for privacy reasons? If you’re a frequent user of the handy lock screen feature on the Mac, you may be interested in disabling the display of notifications on the locked screen of the computer.

Notifications are pretty useful to stay updated on your emails, text messages, calendar events, and more. Although glancing through various notifications without having to log in to your Mac sounds pretty convenient, it often comes at the cost of your…

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Stop Telegram from Showing Message Previews on iPhone

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Telegram might be one of the most secure messaging services out there, but that doesn’t stop someone from reading your incoming messages through notifications that pop up on your iPhone screen. The developers have thought this through however, as they offer an in-app setting that allows you to disable message previews. If you use Telegram on iPhone and are concerned about having more privacy, this may interest you.

Several messaging services offer end-to-end encryption for text messages to prevent interception by a third-party by any means. This helps in…

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How to Disable Shortcut Banner Notifications on iPhone & iPad

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If you use the built-in Shortcuts app to perform automated tasks on your iPhone or iPad, you may have noticed how you get a banner-style notification every time a shortcut is executed. Some users may want to disable these notifications, especially if it’s a feature that they frequently use.

You may have tried disabling notifications for Shortcuts from the notification settings on your device, but the issue here is that the Shortcuts app simply doesn’t show up here. Therefore, turning off notifications for Shortcuts can get tricky, but rest assured, it’s…

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How to Mute iMessages & Text Messages from Someone on iPhone

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Is one of your iMessage friends annoying you by sending constant text messages? Maybe you’ve got someone spamming you with message nonsense? Don’t worry, you can easily mute them and prevent all notifications every time they send a text or iMessage to your iPhone.

Although you can always block a contact, that may be a bit extreme since it cuts off all inbound communication from that person, especially if you’re just looking for a temporary reprieve and don’t want to completely end communication with someone. Fortunately you have another option, and…

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How to Turn On COVID Exposure Notifications in iOS 14

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Did you know that your iPhone may be able to inform you if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19? With the contact tracing API, Apple has been working with public health authorities in creating services and apps that can alert users if they’ve been in contact with a COVID infected person. Of course not all regions support the effort yet (and most states and localities do not), but over time support by health authorities is likely to improve.

Earlier this year, Apple introduced exposure notifications for its iPhones and iPads to combat COVID-19. It was first…

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How to Enable and Disable COVID-19 Exposure Notifications on iPhone

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Apple and Google have teamed up to aid governments and health authorities in the fight against the SARS-COV2 / COVID-19 pandemic by releasing the first version of their COVID-19 exposure notification API for both iOS and Android devices. For iPhone users, this arrives as a COVID-19 exposure logging feature in iOS 13.5 and later.

Previously referred to as the contact tracing API, the tech giants aim to assist developers who’re working for health authorities in creating apps that can alert users if they’ve been in contact with an infected person. This is…

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How to Disable Red Badge Circle on System Preferences in MacOS

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System Preferences in MacOS shows a red badge circle icon when there is an available software update for the Mac. This can be helpful for users who want to be notified of software updates, but it can be annoying to other Mac users who are specifically avoiding a particular software update.

For example, many Mac users who are ignoring Catalina may have chosen to hide MacOS Catalina software update notifications and prompts but may still see the red update badge icon on their System Preferences icon.

This article will show you how you can hide and disable the…

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How to Enable Persistent Notifications on iPhone & iPad

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If you work or play a ton on your iPhone or iPad, there’s a good chance you’ve missed several notifications while you were in the middle of something. That’s because of how the banner style notification system works on iOS. Regular notifications pop up from the top of the screen for a few seconds and simply disappear. In some cases, that’s not even enough time to read the entire message that’s displayed.

This is exactly where Persistent Notifications come in, which stay at the top of the iPhone or iPad screen until you switch to a different app or…

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