How to sort and order notifications in Notification Center on iPhone

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When I have my iPhone on the desk next to me, I often see banner notifications pop up on the top of the screen. The problem is that they disappear in just a few seconds, and I am often too busy doing something else to see which app is notifying me. For the longest time, I would open Notification Center and scroll through all of the apps to see where the notification came from. 

That is, until I realized there is a more effective way to view your notifications on iPhone. Apple makes it easy to customize the notifications view in Notification Center on iPhone, sorted either manually or by the date and time. This way, you can easily track your most important notifications. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to sort and organize notifications on iPhone.

How to sort iPhone notifications by time and date

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It is incredibly easy to customize Notification Center so that it displays notifications in reverse chronological order. For example, when you receive a Skype message, the app will appear at the top of the notifications list. If you are forwarded an email afterwards, the Mail notification will then become the top notification in Notification Center. Just follow these three simple steps:

Step 1: Tap on the Settings icon from the Home screen.

Step 2: Tap on the Notification Center menu.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Sort By Time.

How to sort iPhone notifications by manual order

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While reverse chronological order is useful, you may prefer to organize your notifications based on a custom setup. If you are particularly interested in keeping track of your Mail or Skype notifications, and find Candy Crush Saga or Clumsy Ninja alerts less important, you can easily customize the order of the apps that appear in Notification Center. These are the steps involved:

Step 1: Tap on the Settings icon from the Home screen.

Step 2: Tap on the Notification Center menu.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Sort Manually.

Step 4: Tap on Edit in the top-right corner.

Step 5: Drag and drop the apps in the order you prefer.

Step 6: Tap on Done in the top-right corner.

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