Push notifications are a tool available through certain iPhone apps that allow users to be notified when new information or actions that they’re interested in occur within certain apps.
To use iPhone push notifications, you’ll need:
- To turn the notifications on, first install an app that supports them.
- Next, tap the Settings icon, which is on your iPhone homescreen unless you re-arranged it.
- In Settings, a Notifications menu will be near the top (if you don’t see it, you likely don’t have an app that supports them). Move the slider to “On.”
- Turning notifications on will reveal the apps on your device that support push notifications. Choose the ones for which you want to turn on and off notifications. Some apps may have multiple types of events that can trigger notifications.
You have three choices for notifications: onscreen alert, sound, or badge (a number icon added to an app icon, a la the Mail app showing how many new messages you have).
When you’re done with these settings, you’re done enabling iPhone push notifications.