Notification Center Tips

How to disable Notification Center on the Lock screen of your iPhone and iPad

Notification Center collects all of the notifications your receive on your iPhone or iPad into one easy to access place. By default you can even pull down Notification Center from your Lock screen to see any messages or other notifications you may have missed. However, if you prefer Notification Center to not be accessible from the Lock screen for privacy reasons, there's an easy way to disable it. Here's how!

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Want to save iPhone and iPad battery life? Start with Notification Center!

As we install more and more apps on our iPhones and iPads, we get more and more notifications. And with notifications comes battery drain. So if you find yourself running out of battery life quicker than you'd like, it may be time to get a better handle on Notification Center. Here's how:

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How to use Do Not Disturb when your iPhone is unlocked with iOS 7

Prior to iOS 7 the Do Not Disturb feature only silenced notifications when your device was locked or in sleep mode. Fortunately, iOS 7 has changed that and made it possible to suppress notifications even when you're actively using your iPhone. Here's how:

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How to stop receiving notifications from a website in OS X Mavericks

We've already looked at how to receive notifications from your favorite websites with OS X Mavericks, so now it's time to look at how to turn them off. Perhaps a website you thought you wanted notifications from sends too many, or you just don't visit a particular site that frequently anymore. Regardless the reason, here's how to get them to stop:

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How to get notifications from your favorite websites with Notification Center and OS X Mavericks

Notification Center in OS X Mavericks has an awesome new feature that lets you subscribe to updates from your favorite websites so they'll feed right into Notification Center. For websites that support it, I've found it to actually be extremely convenient. Here's how to get started:

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

Last night, iPhone users in California got their first taste of what it's like to get an AMBER Alert notification on iOS. AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response) Alerts, named after the late Amber Hagerman, are also known as CAE (Child Abduction Emergency) and are typically delivered via SMS. On the iPhone, they come via push notification. Loudly. I received one in my area a month or so ago at around 4am and the sound it made was terrifying, waking me up from a dead sleep.

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How to save battery life on your iPhone and iPad by tweaking Notification Center settings

iPhone and iPad battery life is a precious commodity we just can't seem to get enough of. All of our social networks, email accounts, texts, and other apps want to send us notifications, which in turn, consumes more battery life. Sometimes tweaking settings in Notification Center can actually save quite a bit of battery life.

Here's what we recommend trying:

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How to use Notification Center

If you just got a new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad then you've also got Notification Center. It's Apple's attempt to bring order and sanity to the myriad 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.

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How to set up and use Notification Center's Do Not Disturb mode

While Notification Center is a great tool for receiving alerts on your iPhone and iPad, some times notification turns into interruption. That's where the new iOS 6 Do Not Disturb feature comes in. It allows your iPhone or iPad to continue to collect notifications without beeping, buzzing, or lighting up the lock screen. Whether you're in a meeting or want a peaceful night's sleep, Do Not Disturb can give you it.

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How to configure the Weather, Stocks, and Sharing widgets in Notification Center

While its main purpose is to organize and provide you with alerts, Notification Center also contains widgets to provide additional, glance-able information. Currently, that includes the Weather and Stocks widgets. If the default content isn't what you want, you can easily change the weather and stock information shown in the widgets. If you don't need them, you can remove one or both, add them back later, or simply change their positions within Notification Center,

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