How Do I Manually Sort the Notification Center Alerts on iPhone?

Posted June 6, 2015 by Leomar Umpad in Apple iPhone

Manually Arrange iPhone Notifications

The Notification Center of the iPhone lets you know when you have messages and phone alerts. Reading an email notification informing you that a class or a meeting for the next day has been canceled is important. However, it can be frustrating when you have left your phone for hours and then see that you have a lot of pending notifications. Going through all the news, messages, and game requests can be frustrating. In fact, you may have so many notifications that you miss the ones you really need. If you have this problem, here is the solution for you. You can actually rearrange the order of your notifications so that alerts from preferred apps are on top. That way, you will never miss an important meeting because of those game challenges!

How to Rearrange Notification Alerts on iPhone

To arrange notification alerts on your iPhone manually, follow these procedures:

1.Go to your phone’s Home screen by pressing on the Home button once. The Home button is located on the lower part of your iPhone. iPhone Home screen
2.From the Home screen, go to Settings. The Settings app has the gear icon.iPhone Settings on Home screen
3.In Settings, tap on the Notifications option to open up the Notifications page.iPhone 6 - Settings - Notifications Option - Done button
4.Once you are on the Notifications page, tap on Sort Manually under Notifications View. This will allow you to sort your notifications based on your preferences.iPhone 6 - Settings - Notifications Option - Sort Manually
5.Once you have selected manual sorting, tap on the Edit button in the upper-right part of the screen.iPhone 6 - Settings - Notifications Option - Edit button
6.Start sorting your notifications. Tap and hold on the three-line menu icon on the right side of each app. This will highlight the selected app.iPhone 6 - Settings - Notifications Option - 3 Line Menu
7.While you are still holding the three-line menu icon, move your finger up or down to reposition the app.iPhone 6 - Settings - Notifications Option - Move Notifications
8.Release the three-line menu icon. The application’s notification will be placed in the order you selected in the Notification Center. The first app in the list will have its alerts at the top of the Notifications.iPhone 6 - Settings - Notifications Option - Notifications arranged
9.After you have manually arranged your apps, tap on the Done button on the upper-right part of the screen.iPhone 6 - Settings - Notifications Option - Done button
10.You have successfully customized the order of the app notifications on your iPhone!

Do you have any Notifications tip that you want to share with us? We would love to hear it! Are you stuck on any of the steps above? Let us know in the comments section, and we will get back to you.


About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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