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I want to turn off push notifications for a single app (Skype, in this case) because I accidentally said "Yes" when it prompted me to receive push notifications.

I do not want to turn off notifications. When I have Skype open, I want to receive notifications. When Skype is closed, I do not want to receive notifications. My understanding is that push notifications are the type that come when the app is closed.

How can I do this?

Update - clarification

I want to receive notifications from Skype, but only when Skype is running.

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Go to Settings > Notifications. Scroll down until you find Skype and tap on it. Then you'll be able to set the notification settings for that app without turning notifications off entirely.

  • I think you misunderstood my question. I do not want to turn off notifications for Skype. I want to turn off push notifications for Skype. Under Settings->Notifications I do not see a way to distinguish between the two. – Jason Feb 23 '14 at 23:24
  • What's the difference between push notifications and just notifications? Skype only sends push notifications, right? – daviesgeek Feb 24 '14 at 0:27
  • Good question. Push notifications are sent when the application is closed. If the application is open, it's not a push notification... I guess. What I know is that after I answered "yes" to the question "Allow Skype to send push notifications?" I started to receive notifications when Skype was closed. Before that, I only received notifications when Skype was open. My understanding of "push" is that the application doesn't need to be open or have a connection to a server. I understand that push really means server initiated. But that doesn't seem to be a sufficient definition here. – Jason Feb 24 '14 at 16:40
  • Push notifications are sent "through a constantly open IP connection to forward notifications from the servers of third party applications to the Apple devices" Source. So, push notifications require Internet and a server behind it. – daviesgeek Feb 25 '14 at 21:26
  • Since the only notifications you'll be getting from Skype are from a server, this doesn't really matter. However, if Skype were to send local notifications (not from an APN server), this would be a problem. Basically, my solution should solve your exact need, but does not solve your need in a broad sense. – daviesgeek Feb 25 '14 at 21:31
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I found the answer here: How to turn off push notifications

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