How to view your iPhone's notifications by date instead of app

If you want your iPhone's notifications in Notification Center to mirror notifications on your Lock Screen, you can at last do so as of iOS 9, thanks to a handy preference in the Settings app.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Select Sort Order.


  1. Tap Recent, then tap the back button.
  2. Turn off Group By App.

Now, when you pull down Notification Center, you'll see your notifications as organized by time, rather than by specific app.

Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

2 Comments
  • After i updated, it was by default on by date, so i had to do this to have it by app again which i prefer! Sent from the iMore App
  • How can I limit the number of notifications from an app that show in the notification center? I thought there was a setting that I could choose 1, 5, 10, etc., but I can't find it ! ty:)