Apple Watch with notificationSource: IMore

One of the things that makes the best Apple Watch so great is the ability to receive notifications on your wrist. If someone texts you, you can quickly look on your Apple Watch to see who it was and what it says — that's super convenient. The same goes for a plethora of apps that can send notifications to your Apple Watch in watch OS 7. Whether it's about your upcoming appointment, a message from a friend, or a notification from your favorite weather app saying it's going to rain, getting a notification on your wrist is a real time-saver. However, there are some notification settings in watchOS 7 that you may not know about, and you can change them right on your Apple Watch. Here's how to manage Apple Watch notification settings.

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How to turn off Notifications Indicator

The Notifications Indicator is that little red dot you see at the top of your Apple Watch face that lets you know you have unread notifications on your Apple Watch. In watch OS 7, the feature is turned on by default, but you can turn it off in the settings app.

  1. Launch Settings from your Apple Watch Home screen.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the Notifications Indicator On/Off switch. When the button is gray, the feature is turned off.

    Managing Notifications On Apple Watch: Launch settings, tap notifications, and then tap the notifications indicator on/off switch.Source: iMore

You can easily enable this feature again any time you want by following the same instructions above. The button will turn green when the feature is on.

How to turn off Always Show Short Looks

Whether your Appel Watch is locked or unlocked, you should receive Short Looks of the notifications on your Apple Watch screen because, by default, Always Show Short Looks is enabled. You can turn it off in settings.

  1. Launch Settings from your Apple Watch Home screen.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the Always Show Short Looks On/Off switch. When the button is gray, the feature is turned off.

    Managing Notifications On Apple Watch: Launch settings, tap notifications, and then tap the always show short looks on/off switch.Source: iMore

You can easily enable this feature again any time you want by following the same instructions above. The button will turn green when the feature is on.

How to turn on Notification Privacy

If you want to be extra private about your Appel Watch notifications, you can turn on Notification Privacy, which only shows a notification detail when you tap on the alert. Here's how to turn it on.

  1. Launch Settings from your Apple Watch Home screen.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the Notification Privacy On/Off switch. When the button is gray, the feature is turned off.

    Managing Notifications On Apple Watch:Launch settings, tap notifications, and then tap the always show notification privacy on/off switch.Source: iMore

You can easily disable this feature again any time you want by following the same instructions above. The button will turn gray when the feature is off.

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