How to change iOS 16 iPhone notifications style

iOS 16 notifications

iOS 16 came out more than a month ago with a few new features like changing the way notifications look. Also one of them is the new lock screen, which can be changed.

If you want to go back to the notification view you had before, don’t worry, you can do that. In fact, you can switch between three different types of notifications with just a few taps in the Settings.

Change the way iOS 16 notifications appear

You may be able to see all of your iPhone notifications at the bottom. We’ve already said that this is because of the new lock screen. By default, Apple thinks it’s better if the wallpaper is less “messy.” Even more so if you have any with a depth effect or widgets on your lock screen.

Well, just go to Settings > Notifications and turn them on. This link shows you various ways to set up notifications.


This is the option that hides notifications the most. It just shows a number at the bottom of the screen to show how many notifications are waiting. To see them all, you’ll have to press it and slide.


This is a mix of the usual way to see notifications and the way to count. In this case, they are at the bottom, but they are all crowded together in a small space, so you have to slide them to see all of them.


This is the format that was used in iOS 15 and earlier. In this case, you’ll be able to see them on the lock screen, taking up as much space as possible and in the order they were received, but grouped by contact.

In this settings panel, you’ll find other options for customizing notifications that were already there in earlier versions and may be useful to you. See the Scheduled Summary as an example. This is a great feature for when you’re in a mode that lets you focus, but stops some apps from notifying you. As soon as you leave that mode, a very visual summary of the notifications you didn’t get will pop up.

Also, we can choose whether the notifications can be seen or not when the iPhone is locked, if we want them to show up when we share the screen, and Siri can read the notifications out loud. You will also be able to see the settings for each app’s notifications, which will be listed in alphabetical order.

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