How To Use iOS 15’s Notification Summary


The new iOS 15 from Apple has a new feature called “Notification Summary.” All it does is give you a quick look at what’s been happening, but it’s so helpful. The best ideas are sometimes the simplest ones.

Focus Mode lets you turn off or reduce notifications, so they don’t keep going off all day. And then meet up again. If you want to know what you missed later, you can quickly look at the Notification Summary and see everything you need to know. Even though you don’t have to do anything, you can change what you see and when you see it.

What is the iPhone’s Notification Summary?

Notification Summary is a new option of iOS 15 that makes it easier to manage app notifications. You can choose to get all of your notifications at once on a certain schedule instead of getting them all at once all day. You can choose which notifications you want to see and how often you want them.

For example, I might not want to get notices from my favorite social media apps during the day because they can be pretty distracting. But I’d want to catch up once a day, so I can set up a Notification Summary for Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat to come at 9 p.m. every day.

What’s different between iOS 14 and iOS 15’s Notification Summary?

In iOS 14, a “Do Not Disturb” mode turned off all calls and notifications at a certain time, like when you were sleeping or in a meeting. But scheduling and customizing notifications weren’t very easy to do. This problem is fixed in iOS 15 by using AI on the device to prioritize notifications based on how you use apps automatically. This can help you pay attention to what’s most important to you.

But notifications from people will still come as usual and won’t be held back for the Summary to ensure you don’t miss important messages. At the same time, the icons for notifications will be bigger to make it easier to tell which app they are from at a glance. Now that you know everything about iOS 15’s Notification Summary let’s set it up.

By default, the notification summary

iOS 15 will provide you a Notification Summary right out of the box, and it will do this twice a day. By default, it is 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Apps like Mail and Facebook send notifications that need to be summed up. It relies on what applications you use and what you have installed.

But at those times, you get this Summary even if you don’t do anything. It’s like a normal notification, but it’s much bigger and tells you all the important messages simultaneously instead of one at a time.

Apple calls these messages non-urgent notifications, but you might call them annoying. If someone transmits you a direct message or calls you, it doesn’t wait for the Summary. Instead, it gets its alert. You can get summaries of notifications in the morning and evening without having to do anything.

Choose when or if you want a Summary of the Notification.

  • Go to Settings and click on Notifications.
  • Click on Scheduled Summary at the top of the page.
  • Scheduled Summary can be turned on or off as you like.
  • You can set the time of the 1st Overview if you want it on.
  • You can change a second Summary or add a new one if you want.

The second summary time and any after it can be changed or removed. The first one can only be changed because turning off the whole feature is the only way to get rid of it.

How to change what Notification Summary sends you alerts about

  • Again, go to Settings and tap Scheduled Summary under Notifications.
  • Tap Apps Summary
  • Choose which apps you want and which you don’t.

By default, the list of apps shows up in the order of how often, on average, they tell you something each day. There may be some surprises in that list, and it’s possible that some are just making too much noise, so you move them to the Summary to stop them.

Under each app, there is a line with a red dot somewhere along its length. The number after that line tells you how often that app will send you a message. Even though it seems like you can move that red dot around by dragging it, you can’t.

It only gives you information, and the on/off switch to the right of the app’s name is the only way to change it. By default, most are turned off, but you can turn on any. You can tap on A to Z to receive an alphabetical listing if you can’t find an app in this list of apps sorted by the number of notifications.