How to Silence Notifications from Specific Apps During Focus in iOS 16

Concentrating on a serious task becomes an uphill task when you have to deal with too many notifications simultaneously. Moreover, it becomes rather frustrating when most of the alerts are of little importance. Now, the question that comes to mind is, “How do you ward off the useless notifications especially when you want to give your best to a project or something that matters to you?” Well, iOS has got the right answer to this question. On this very note, read on to learn how to silence notifications from specific apps in iOS 16 on your iPhone and iPad.

Silence Notifications from Specific Apps During Focus in iOS 16/iPadOS 16 on iPhone and iPad

Not that ‌iOS 15‌ could only let you choose the allowed apps and people that could bypass an active Focus. However, iOS 16 lets you silence notifications from select apps and people in your contacts. Depending on your needs, you can choose to silent alerts for the existing Focus or do it for the new Focus profile.

Step 1. First off, launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. 

Step 2. Tap Focus. 

Step 3. Now, select an existing Focus profile, or tap the + button in the top-right corner of the screen to make a new one.

select an existing Focus profile

Step 4. When creating a new Focus profile, make sure to give it a name and icon to customize it to your liking.

Step 5. Tap on the Apps section. If you chose an existing Focus, you will need to tap the Apps section on the next screen. 

Step 6. Now, ensure that the Silence Notifications From option is selected. 

Step 7. Tap on the + button.

Tap on the Apps section

Step 8. Select the apps from the list of apps installed on your device. Yeah, select all the applications which notifications you would like to silence. It’s worth pointing out that you can allow apps that are silenced to send notifications marked as Time Sensitive immediately. To do so, turn on the toggle next to Time-Sensitive.

Step 8. Tap on Done at the top-right corner of the screen to finish.

Select apps

That’s it! From now onwards, notifications from the selected apps will be silenced whenever you activate this Focus profile. Hence, your ongoing task won’t be affected.

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