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How to turn on the LED notification light on your iPhone

Whether you need LED notifications or just want them, once you enable the feature, all you have to do is leave your iPhone screen-down and in sight, and you won't just hear notifications come in — you'll see them!

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How to set up and use Do Not Disturb on Mac

Most of the time you want to be alerted when something happens on your Mac — for example, when it's time for an appointment or if you get an important email. But other times you want your Mac to stay quiet, and that's where Do Not Disturb comes into play.

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AMBER Alerts on your iPhone: What they are and how to manage them

Your iPhone makes sure you never miss AMBER and other kinds of emergency government alerts.

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How to set up and use Do Not Disturb mode on iPhone and iPad

How to stop your iPhone or iPad from bothering you.

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How to use interactive notifications on iPhone and iPad

With interactive notifications, no longer do you have to stop what you're doing to respond to a message, trash a junk mail, or accept a calendar invite.

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How to manage Today view widgets on iPhone and iPad

Apple's easy to pull down repository for all your alerts, includes a Today view that gives you day and date, next appointment, next destination, calendar list, reminders, stocks, an tomorrow's highlight all at a quick glance.

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How to setup and use Notification Center widgets on iPhone and iPad

Notification Center changes things up in iOS 8 and one of the newest abilities iPhone and iPad users have is the option to add widgets to the Today tab. This means that if app developers decide to include a widget with their app, you can access information they provide right through the Today tab in Notification Center. This information could be sports scores, weather data, and lots more. To get started, just enable the widgets you'd like!

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Need to disable Notification Center and Siri access from the Lock screen? Here's how in iOS 8!

By default you can access Notification Center, Control Center, and Siri from the Lock screen of any iPhone or iPad, regardless of whether or not there's a passcode set. However, you can disable these options in the Settings app if you choose to. While Control Center access hasn't changed, many readers have been asking me how to restrict access to Siri and Notification Center in iOS 8 since they aren't seeing the options anymore. Fear not, they aren't gone, they've just moved!

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Notification banners getting stuck in iOS 8? Here's a temporary fix!

One of the most annoying bugs I've experienced thus far with iOS 8 is an issue where notification banners don't seem to want to disappear from the top of the screen. No matter how purposefully I flick them away, they just sit there silently mocking me. From a quick web and Twitter search, I don't seem to be alone. However, I've managed to find a temporary solution that should get rid of particularly persistent notification banners.

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How to use Lock screen, Today, popups, and banners in Notification Center for iPhone and iPad

If you just got a new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad then you've got Notification Center. It's Apple's attempt to bring order and sanity to the myriad of alarms, alerts, messages, calls, announcements, and game challenges that flood our daily lives. But first you may need to bring order and sanity to Notification Center itself. Here's how!

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