Are you a busy person? Manage notifications it is important to see in detail what you need to inform yourself. MacOS may be your ultimate personal assistant, but do you know how to handle these notifications?
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It’s easy to manage your notifications with the system.
Where can you find the notification settings in MacOS?
1. Go to the Apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen. Most of the details in this guide are based on MacOS Catalina.
2. Choose System Preferences.
3. Click Notifications. Once in the notifications, you can start personalization.
Here are the options.
Do not disturb
If you have an iPhone, you may already be used to this mode. When the phone is in Do Not Disturb mode, notifications stop for review later in the day. With the steps, you can configure specific houses and scenarios for the Mac, including having hidden notifications while you sleep, for example between 10 p.m. at 7:00 a.m. or when the screen is projected.
In addition, you can also leave other notifications such as a “cross” call in this mode, so that you can receive them even when the notifications are hidden.
Turn notifications on and off
Under the Do Not Disturb feature, you can find a set of apps on the Mac that can push these notifications to the user. Here you can see the permissions these apps have when sending these notifications.
Toggling this allows you to toggle all alerts on and off without the hassle.
Application alert style
Customize the alert even more with these alert styles.
- No: Notifications do not appear on your screen
- Banners: They appear in the upper right corner of your screen and disappear after a few seconds
- Alerts: Notifications appear in the upper right corner and remain on the screen until you ignore them.
How to customize notification preferences
There are several preferences for each application you use. If you enable or disable this option, this will allow you to further customize how they can connect to the Mac.
- Present notifications on the lock screen: When you wake the device from sleep mode, you can see the notifications on the login screen.
- Show notification preview: Toggle when you want to see preview notifications. Choosing “Once unlocked” allows you to see a preview when you are logged in. Choosing “Always” will display the preview on the login screen at the same time.
- Display in the notification center: This allows you to see recent notifications from the app.
- Badge application: Checking this box allows you to insert the application on your dock. For example, emails and numbers.
- Play sound: Control which apps are making noise by notifying you of a notification.
- Notification center sort order: Have full control over the layout of notifications.
- Recent: Sort notifications by time.
- Recent by application: Sort notifications by application.
- Manually by application: Sort notifications by app, dragging them up or down.
Learn more about MacOS and another user guide for other devices by browsing their official website and their newsfeeds.
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