How to Enable Notification Summary on iOS 15 [Guide]

When Apple unveiled iOS 15 at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year, one of the biggest new features was Notification Summary. With Notification Summary, you don’t need to get thousands of notifications for every little thing throughout the day – instead, you get little summaries of notifications at certain times of the day as per your liking, of which you have complete control over. This makes your best iPhone or iPad experience even better. In this article, you can check how to enable notification summary on iOS 15.

If you get a million app notifications a day, and have become numb to the important ones, iOS 15’s Notification Summary feature is about to be your new favorite feature.

Notification Summary will enable you to cancel out on what you might call your “Less-Important” apps, and receive a summary report of their notifications for you to review at a time of your own choosing.

By default, iOS 15 will give you a Notification Summary and it will do it twice a day at 8am and 6pm, local time.

And the notifications to be summarized come from apps like Mail and Facebook. It depends what you have installed, and it depends what apps you use, too.

But without doing anything at all, you get this summary at those times. It’s like a regular notification, except much larger, and it summarizes all the relevant messages instead of giving them to you one at a time.

These are what Apple describes as non-urgent notifications, and which you might call irritating. Here’s a step-by-step guide, explaining you how to set up Notification Summary:

Enable Notification Summary on iOS 15

  1. Launch the Settings App on your iPhone or iPad.
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  2. Tap on Notifications.
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  3. Enable Scheduled Summary.
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  4. Tap on Continue if you get a Splash Screen.
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  5. Select the apps that you want to be in the notification summary.

Add or Remove Notification Summary

  1. By default, you will be notified twice a day at 8am and 6pm, Local Time.
  2. You cannot remove the first summary, to disable the first summary, you need to disable notification summary entirely.
  3. You can remove the second summary by tapping on the Red Icon beside the 2nd Summary.
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  4. You can also add a third summary by tapping on add summary.

Using Notification Summary

Using the Notification Summary feature is very simple. At the times you selected, you will receive a notification that contains a summary of the notifications from the apps you have selected to appear in the summary. If it’s past the scheduled time, the summary will show up as a small stack, otherwise it will be a large box. Just tap on the box or stack to expand the notifications and view them all, and tap on the (x) icon and then tap on Clear to delete the group of notifications.

Throughout the day, notifications that go into your summary are not lost, the future summary box shows what’s coming up in your next scheduled summary. Enabling this feature doesn’t mean you’re going to actually miss any notifications; it only means that they will be collected silently.

Disable Notification Summary

To disable notification summary, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Settings App on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Notifications.
  3. Tap on Scheduled Summary.
  4. Tap on the toggle to disable the Scheduled Summary.

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Shaikh Adil

Adil is a writer at ytechb. He started caring about technology after he got his first iPhone. He likes to help others by posting tips & tricks and providing solutions regarding iOS problems. When not at work, he enjoys playing football, watching movies, watching tech videos on YouTube, listening to music and podcasts and playing video games.

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