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How to Clear Notifications on an iPhone or iPad

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1 Introduction

Learn how to clear any and all notifications on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch iOS devices. Notification Center is a feature in iOS that gives an overview of alerts from applications. These applications can be your email, messages, alarms, games, the weather and so on. The notifications are displayed until you complete the action or clear them. If you want to quickly clear all notifications, you may do so after a few simple steps.
Example Notifications

2 Clear Notifications

Clear Single Notification

  1. Swipe down from the top left of the screen to show the Notification Center.
    iPhone X. Illustration
  2. Swipe left on a notification to clear it.
    Swipe Left

Clear a Group of Notifications

  1. Swipe down from the top left of the screen to show the Notification Center.
    iPhone X. Illustration
  2. Tap the X on the group of notifications you want to remove.
    X on group of notifications
  3. Tap on Clear.
    Clear button

Clear All Notifications

  1. Swipe down from the top left of the screen to show the Notification Center.
    iPhone X. Illustration
  2. Long press (deeply press 3D-Touch devices) on the X until "Clear All Notifications" appears.
    X on Notifications Center
  3. Tap on Clear All Notifications.
    Clear All Notifications

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Learn how to clear any and all notifications on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch iOS devices. Notification Center is a feature in iOS that gives an overview of alerts from applications. These applications can be your email, messages, alarms, games, the weather and so on. The notifications are displayed until you complete the action or clear them. If you want to quickly clear all notifications, you may do so after a few simple steps.
Example Notifications

Clear Single Notification

  1. Swipe down from the top left of the screen to show the Notification Center.
    iPhone X. Illustration
  2. Swipe left on a notification to clear it.
    Swipe Left

Clear a Group of Notifications

  1. Swipe down from the top left of the screen to show the Notification Center.
    iPhone X. Illustration
  2. Tap the X on the group of notifications you want to remove.
    X on group of notifications
  3. Tap on Clear.
    Clear button

Clear All Notifications

  1. Swipe down from the top left of the screen to show the Notification Center.
    iPhone X. Illustration
  2. Long press (deeply press 3D-Touch devices) on the X until "Clear All Notifications" appears.
    X on Notifications Center
  3. Tap on Clear All Notifications.
    Clear All Notifications