iOS 12 – finally! – brings Grouped Notifications to iOS

iOS 12 – finally! – brings Grouped Notifications to iOS
The unthinkable has happened: iOS now finally supports grouped notifications!

As people were using their phones more and more, and got involved more and more with apps, receiving notifications from all kinds of sources, Apple's mobile operating system has insisted on showing notifications in a never-ending stream of notifications that was not grouped by app and looked like one big mess, especially for those who receive tens and hundreds of notifications daily.

So imagine the loud reaction when Apple announced that - finally! - it's bringing grouped notifications to iOS 12.

And yes, grouped notifications on iOS 12 looks beautiful, and this is a welcome big step forward for the platform. You can tap on a group of notifications to expand them and you can easily discard all of the notifications from a group in the familiar swipe-and-tap manner. Also, you get a finer control over notifications as you can select some apps to deliver quiet notifications that bypass the lockscreen, if you don't want to be bothered.


Finally, Apple, finally!

source: Apple

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16 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Took too long. But at last......

2. iczer

Posts: 158; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Finally they had the "courage" to copy once again to Android!

3. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Apple, the most courageous company.

4. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

yes, android is the first that came out with group notifications.

5. mrochester

Posts: 999; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

iOS9 had grouped notifications

6. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"iOS 12 – finally! – brings Grouped Notifications to iOS" Apparently not

7. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

And once again they copy Android features. It's a lot more common these last years that IOS copies Android at useful features, while Android hasn't really gotten any useful features from IOS in years.

16. DolmioMan

Posts: 332; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

iOS had grouped notifications since it had notifications, they removed it with iOS 9 and brought it back with iOS 12. No copycatting here.

8. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I'm sorry, but you mention Apple in nearly every single Android article in some shape or form, but when Apple directly copies Android, you don't even mention that this is copied directly off Android's grouped notification system and idea? Comeon PhoneArena, this is ridiculous bias.

13. uvaman

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

Cuz they like to jerk off on Apple :) Why bother when you know they support Apple no matter what. And I already said, in Bulgaria (Phonearena) if you dont own an Iphone you are not at high class lvl, its must have otherwise you are a sheep, ironic.

9. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's about time!

10. gamehead unregistered

Great. This will come in handy

11. gamehead unregistered

This is be helpful. Too much clutter on my screen

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Again with your damn obsession about copying... Apple copied no notification system, because it's still behind what Android has today, it simply grouped the notifications - which is a great addition to iOS.

14. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

So you're saying that Apple is behind the notifications on Android? Are you sure about that?

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I'm saying that the way Android is handling notifications is better than the way IOS does it today and (this is just a hunch, because I am yet to see in full) better than the way IOS 12 will be doing it.

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