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Setting up Notification Center on iOS 5

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod,

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Among all the features and improvements in iOS 5, the revamped Notifications system—dubbed Notification Center—is one of the most anticipated and welcome. Like a lot of things, while it’s good out of the box, it can be even better if you take a little time to configure it to match your priorities and preferences. To do so, simply open the Settings app and tap on Notifications. You’ll be taken to a view that lets you choose how you’d like the apps to be sorted, and shows you which apps are in Notification Center and which aren’t. Tapping on any of the apps brings up a view with even more options, letting you decide whether it appears in Notification Center, how many updates to show if it does, what type of on-screen alert you’d like the app to present—you can choose between old-school, screen-blocking alerts, sleek, top-of-the-screen banners, or none at all—whether or not you want the red, numbered update badge to appear on the app’s icon, and whether or not its notifications appear on the lock screen. It might take a few minutes to get everything set up to your liking, but the first time a relatively minor notification comes in, appears briefly at the top of the screen—you can even swipe to the left on the banners to make them disappear more quickly—and leaves you, uninterrupted, right where you were, it’ll all be worth it.

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Love the new notification center, probably one of the biggest improvements in iOS 5 with repstect to 4.X.

Although there seems to be some problem at least in my iphone, an upgraded iPhone 4. When I re-sort the apps included in the Notification center the new sorting is not stored and if I exit from the Notification center setting and enter again the apps are sorted as they were before I modified it. Anyone else having the same problem?

Posted by smiduri on October 20, 2011 at 4:20 AM (CDT)

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