How to Clear All Notifications with 3D Touch

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On Apple Watch, you can clear all notifications by using Force Touch. Now you can do the same on iPhone with 3D Touch. Deleting individual notifications isn’t worth the time, but being able to clear them all can be extremely helpful when keeping up to date with your network and to dos. This great shortcut was introduced with iOS 10; it should work on any iPhone model with 3D Touch running that operating system or later. Here’s how to clear all notifications with 3D Touch on iPhone.

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To do this:

  • Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the Notifications center.

  • 3D Touch the X in the top right corner.

  • Tap Clear All Notifications.

If you don’t have 3D Touch, you can tap the X and select clear. That will clear the notifications for the day, but it won’t clear all notifications.

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