Silence Annoying Notification & Alert Sounds in iOS
Twitter, Skype, Game Center, Instagram, all these are great services that have one thing in common: their notification sounds can be annoying. Instead of muting an iPhone or iPad constantly, you can selectively silence notifications on a per-app basis with iOS. Though not all Apple default apps give the option, but most third party apps do, and here’s how to silence them:
- Open Settings and tap on “Notifications”
- Tap the app in question and scroll down to Sounds, swipe to OFF
- Repeat for other apps
I prefer selectively silencing Notifications to disabling them completely, since they can be genuinely useful it just happens to be rare that you want to know someone @mentioned you at 3AM. Of course you can always just mute your device too.
Managing Notifications and Alerts is improved dramatically in iOS 6, which is due out in the Fall, with the addition of a “Do Not Disturb” option and night-time silencing.