APPLE is making a major (and seriously exciting) change to the way your iPhone notifications work.
With the upcoming iOS 12 update, you’ll get much better Do Not Disturb controls, and your notifications will also start stacking on top of each other – so you don’t end up with a huge list to swipe away.
Often you wake up in the morning with a hulking list of notifications that are messy and difficult to get rid of.
Apple is finally fixing this in the iOS 12 update, which we’re expecting to arrive in September – but you can try it now with our iOS 12 download guide.
The first big change is called notification grouping, and will massively improve your iPhone quality of life.
You’ll suddenly have loads of confusing individual notifications that you’ll have to scroll through – potentially dozens.
On Android phones, these would simply appear as three notifications: one for Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp respectively.
And soon Apple’s iPhones will work in exactly the same way. You’ll just see a single WhatsApp notification that’s numbered based on the total messages you’ve received, for instance.
You’ll also be able to use a new feature called Instant Tuning that lets you set some notifications to skip the lock screen, too.
So you could decide that you only want Twitter notifications to show up in your iPhone’s Notification Centre, rather than on the lock screen.
Another great feature coming in iOS 12 is an improved Do Not Disturb mode.
This now lets you shut out notifications during bedtime.
It means you won’t get any buzzing notifications overnight, and you won’t wake up to any notifications either.
You’ll actually only see the notifications once you decide to open them up in the morning.
“In the morning you’re gently eased into your day, you can tap when you want to start getting your notifications,” explained Apple’s Craig Federighi, during last week’s WWDC tech convention.
He also revealed that you can set an ending time for Do Not Disturb, so that the feature will shut off when you leave a particular location or when an event ends on your calendar.
What else would you like Apple to change about the iPhone? Let us know in the comments!