Sort iOS Notifications by Time of Arrival

Nov 11, 2011 - 5 Comments

Sort iOS app notifications by time of arrival

If you get a ton of alerts or use the iOS Notification Center as a queuing system, sorting them by most recent event is preferential to grouping them by app. Here’s how to sort notifications based on their time of arrival:

  • Open “Settings” and tap on “Notifications”
  • Under “Sort By” tap on “By Time”

Pull down from the clock in iOS and you’ll see the new grouping arrangement, where items will be mixed together in accordance to their occurrence, rather than by app.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Murphy says:

    Mine seem to be grouped by app regardless of what I choose. Anyone else seeing that?

    I noticed the same thing before I updated to 5.0.1

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