How to Ungroup Notifications in the Notification Center on Your iPhone

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Apple groups app notifications and email and message threads together in the Notification Center to help users see all their updates at a glance rather than sorting through them individually. But what if you don't like how your notifications are sorted and want to ungroup them? If you don't like receiving these notification bundles, it's easy to ungroup some or all of your notifications. Let's get started learning how to ungroup notifications in your iPhone's Notification Center. 

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How Ungroup Notifications on the iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Notifications.

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  3. Tap on the app that you'd like to ungroup notifications for under Notification Style.
  4. Tap on Notification Grouping.

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  5. If you tap Off, grouping is turned off altogether. Tap By App, and all the notifications from the app you chose will be grouped together. If you tap Automatic, notifications will be organized based on topics or threads within the app.

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You can repeat this process for whichever other apps you'd like to ungroup notifications for. Learn more about how to customize your Notification Center.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.