The Tips app on your iPhone is a collection of pointers and guides for things you can do on your device. It’s a great way to learn about new features, but it can also be annoying if you don’t want to receive notifications from it.
If you’re not a fan of these notifications, you can turn them off on your iPhone by following a few easy steps.
1. Go to Settings
You can use the Settings app on your iPhone to change a variety of settings, including how notifications work and how you can protect your personal information. You can also add shortcuts that let you turn on the flashlight, connect to Wi-Fi or start a timer with a single tap.
Besides making the phone more useful, the Settings menu is also a great place to make changes that will help your iPhone last longer and save you money on your bill. These quick fixes can help you cut down on cellular data usage, conserve battery power and set up your own personal shortcuts to keep your iPhone running well.
Ad tracking — If you’re a bit paranoid about your privacy, you can prevent Apple from collecting data about your location and displaying targeted ads by turning off Personalized Ads in the settings. To do this, open the Settings app and scroll down to Privacy – Apple Advertising – switch off Personalized Ads.
Tips and Short Video Previews — One of the most popular apps on the iPhone is the Tips app, which shows you a short video preview of various things in the iOS operating system. However, the auto-play feature of this app can drain your iPhone’s battery percentage and eat into your cellular data usage.
It’s best to leave this setting off if you don’t mind the occasional popup, but it can also be distracting when it happens often. In this guide, we show you how to remove all these annoying popups.
2. Tap Notifications
The iPhone Tips app is a handy tool that shows you tips for using your phone and how to do things on it. It can also send you notifications to alert you when new tips are available or when something has changed in the app. However, if you don’t want to receive these notifications from the Tips app you can disable them by following these simple steps.
First, you should open the Settings menu on your iPhone and tap Notifications. From there, you can see all of the apps that you have enabled for notifications and the ways they deliver them. If you want to disable all notifications for an app, simply toggle off the Allow Notifications switch to the right of that app’s name.
If you want to limit the way an app delivers its notifications, you can also do that by changing its location on your device or the types of notification it can send you. In particular, you can change the type of alert tone and vibration type. You can also choose to show or hide a badge for the app on your home screen and lock screen.
Notifications can be a great way to stay on top of your daily tasks, but they can also be annoying when you don’t want them. You can even use the Do Not Disturb feature to pause all notifications for a certain time period, or you can choose which apps you let deliver their notifications so that they don’t interrupt your day-to-day life.
You can also set up a summary of all your less important notifications, which bundles them together to make them easier to manage. This will help you to avoid getting a lot of random pings all through the day, as well as keeping your home screen looking tidy and clutter free.
The tips app is a handy way to learn how to use your iPhone, but the notifications it sends are often unnecessary. If you don’t want to be notified when there are new tips available, follow these easy steps to disable them.
3. Tap Tips
There’s a nifty feature on every iPhone that you can use to trigger shortcuts and commands by tapping the back of your phone. It’s called “Back Tap,” and it’s been around since iOS 14 — although it works on any phone with a screen bigger than 3.5 inches, including the iPhone 8.
Double or triple tapping the back of your iPhone can instantly launch a variety of actions such as taking a screenshot, launching your Camera app, turning on the Flashlight, and muting your device. Once turned on, you can set shortcuts to any of these and many more by going to Settings – Accessibility – Touch – Back Tap.
Another neat thing about Back Tap is that it can be configured to trigger a shortcut even when your iPhone is in an unprotected case. This is especially useful if you want to quickly order a Flat White from your favorite local coffee shop, or start a Spanish lesson on Duolingo.
You can also set a shortcut to resend an email or text message that you previously sent. Simply double or triple tap the back of your phone and the shortcut will be triggered, which can be helpful for those times when you misplace a password or have to reset your device.
Lastly, Back Tap can also be configured to automatically resend a text message that was previously deleted by accident. Just tap the back of your iPhone twice and the text will be resent, which is particularly useful when you’ve accidentally deleted a message by mistake.
To disable the Tips app on an iPhone, you’ll first need to go to Settings – Notifications and turn off Allow Notifications for the app. This will stop Tips from sending you notifications, but you’ll still be able to open the app and view tips.
While this is the easiest way to turn off Tips notifications, it’s worth noting that these notifications are still present on your iPhone. Luckily, you can easily turn them back on by following the steps above again. This can be handy if you’ve a friend or family member who is complaining about these notifications on your device.
4. Tap Allow Notifications
Tip notifications are a handy way to learn about new features on your iPhone. However, if you’d rather not be alerted about the latest tip from the Tips app, you can disable them by changing the app’s notification settings.
First, open the Settings app and go to Notifications. Scroll down to the app you want to turn off notifications for and tap it. Next, toggle the Allow Notifications button to off. This will disable all alerts from that app, including those delivered on the Lock Screen and Notification Center.
Another option is to set up a scheduled summary of alerts that appears at specific times during the day. You can choose to receive summaries for up to two apps at a time and set the times you want them to appear.
For example, you could set up summaries for your favorite social media or news apps, and have them appear at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or, you could set up summaries for certain direct messages that you receive from friends or family members.
You can also change the type of notification alerts that apps send you. For example, some apps will send you a single notification that’s accompanied by a sound, while others will send you a swarm of notifications in quick succession.
Similarly, some apps will group all of their notifications into stacks or lists that make them easy to address. To customize how notifications are grouped, launch the Settings app on your iPhone and select the app you want to edit.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for some help with getting rid of the clutter in your Notification Center, try enabling Do Not Disturb mode. This will stop all notifications from your device, but it won’t keep you from receiving calls or text messages.