Occasionally in support, we’ll get questions from coaches about enabling notifications on their iPhones so they can receive notifications from the Front Rush app.
With more and more iPhone apps prompting you to allow notifications (Android devices automatically opt users into receiving notifications), it’s worth it to go through your Notifications on your device to make sure you are receiving the ones you want and removing the ones that just annoy the living soul out of you.
Here’s how to update your notifications:
- Click on the Settings app from your home screen.
- On the Setting screen, select Notifications. From here you will see all of your apps that can send you notifications about their services (NYTimes, Uber, GrubHub, Front Rush, etc.).
- Scroll down and click on the app you wish to update.
- Make sure the ‘Allow Notifications’ button is turned on if you wish to receive notifications. Turning this off will remove all notifications for this app.
- Depending on the app and what they offer, you’ll see some different buttons:Show in Notification Center – this is where all of your notifications and alerts are stored. You can access this by dragging down from the status bar (the top of your phone).
- Sounds – some apps make sounds when they notify you. You can turn these off.
- Badge App Icon – these are the little red dots with numbers that tell you how many in-app notifications or updates you have. Facebook does this to show you how many unread updates you have, Mail does this to show you how many unread emails you have, Front Rush does this to show you how many unread text messages you have. You can turn these off if they bother you (turning off my Facebook notifications was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made).
- Show on Lock screen – this is what shows when your phone is in locked.
- If you want to make sure you are receiving alerts when using your phone, make sure that either Banners or Alerts is selected under ‘Alert Styles When Unlocked.’