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Notifications are only shown when opening notifications center

I have the following Problem working with notifications in my new MacBook: The notifications are only shown inside the notifications center (clicking on Date and time), but there is no popup of the ...
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Why do I get iMessage notifications but not SMS notifications on iPhone?

I have an iPhone 11 running iOS 17.1.1. Whenever I get an SMS (say from 2FA login to a website or a friend using Android) my phone shows no notification... no buzz, no beep, the screen does not light ...
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Can I fix macOS apps from losing focus when notifications are delivered?

Since upgrading to Sonoma (currently on 14.3 (23D56)), focus is lost when a notification is received. This is driving me absolute mental. It's pretty much making apps unusable - specifically when ...
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Remove unwanted websites or apps from the Notifications list

Some websites send "spam" notifications to my Mac. I can turn these notifications: On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Notifications in the sidebar. (You may ...
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Increase Iphone "Silent mode" notification duration

On this device (Iphone SE 2020), you toggle the silent mode with a physical switch on the side. As far as I can tell, the only way to tell if the silent mode is on is to switch it back and forth : ...
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How to permanently disable the Do Not Disturb focus setting on a Mac? (disable the ability to turn it on)

How can I remove the ability to enable the Do Not Disturb focus on a Mac? I've had a number of times where I inadvertently, unknowingly enabled the Do Not Disturb focus with the F6 key, and didn't ...
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Notification sounds don't interrupt background sound

On my phone I always have some background noise playing like sounds of nature. I am almost always wearing headphones. My problem is that I can hear the ringtone both from the phone speakers and my ...
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How to see a single notification's preview after setting "show previews" to Never on macos

On iOS, pressing and holding a notification shows the message contents even when "show previews" to set to Never. What is the macOS equivalent?
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Using the iOS Focus feature, is it possible to allow calls and texts from a different set of people?

Using the iOS Focus feature (on an iPhone running iOS 17.2 in case it matters) is it possible to have the following? While the work Focus mode is on... A phone call should only come through if it's ...
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How to stop Notifications Banners and Alerts from grabbing keyboard focus

In the last day or so (maybe since I updated to macOS 14.2?) Notification Alerts or Banners grab the keyboard focus. I.e. if I'm typing somewhere like iTerm or other places, when a Notification Banner ...
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Removing websites from notification centre - macOS 14

There are quite a few websites listed System Preferences -> Notifications that I can't remove. The thing is, they don't appear in Safari-> Websites -> Notifications either so I can't delete ...
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How to change default notification sound (tri-tone) for *all* apps (via Terminal preferably)?

My dog does not like the default Tri-Tone notification sound that all apps adopt as a default. I've found the file itself: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ToneLibrary.framework/Versions/A/Resources/...
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Hide / show apps badges in Dock

When I have a certain focus (e.g. Personal) I’d like to disable all app badges (red dots) in Dock so I’m not bothered by Slack, Mail, etc. None of the scripts I found here/on GitHub/ on Medium work on ...
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Prioritizing Urgent Telegram Notifications

I'm trying to find a way to set the highest priority for specific Telegram notifications on my iPhone. The reason behind this is that there are certain notifications on particular channels that ...
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Delays to Sleep and Wake notifications

Is it normal that there are Kernel Client Acks every so often while my Mac is asleep indicating that there are delays on several drivers? I found entries like this via the command: pmset -g log | grep ...
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Disable "Driving Off" notification on MacOS

I came back from lunch today, and went back to work (OK, not really "work", I was reading Stack Overflow) on my MacBook Pro. About 10 minutes later, I got a "Driving off" ...
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Stop repeated Mac OS notifications of Approve "[name]'s iPhone" / "[name]'s MacBook Pro"?

I'm setting up a new MacBook Pro. I connected it to my iCloud account, and I'm getting a ridiculous amount of duplicate OS notifications to approve other devices (there are only two other devices on ...
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How to turn on Apple Watch notifications for SMS messages?

I get notifications on my watch from iMessage(blue) but not sms (green). This happens on watch 4 & 9 and at different watchOS revision. Is this a bug (or feature) or configuration issue or perhaps ...
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Trigger automation or notification by counting other notifications

I have one of those rust removal systems that draws from a tank of solution when my sprinkler runs. By counting the number of times that my sprinkler system has notified me it ran, I can know when it’...
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Make Slack notification banners go away when the message is read

Is there a way to make Slack notification banners disappear automatically when I've read the new message? When I get a Slack message, a banner pops up on the screen. When I have read the message in ...
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Use haptics like Messages for other Apple Watch apps

When I receive iMessage or SMS notifications on my Watch, it gives a gentle haptic tap. Notifications from other messaging apps (forwarded from my iPhone of course), e.g. Discord and Signal, give a ...
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How to get notifications when apps are offloaded

Is it possible to configure iOS to notify me when it offloads an app? Or when it's low on space? I hit a couple surprises where things like widgets broke because they were offloaded. Ideally I'd be ...
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In macOS (Sonoma) are notifications supposed to stay on the screen when the Notifications Center slides off the screen?

I'd swear notifications used to slide in and out along with the widgets when you clicked on the time on the right edge of the menu bar in OS X. Am I missing something? I can include screenshots if I ...
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Is there any workaround for the quiet notification sound in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17?

They have fixed it in 17.2. You can now change the notification tone. In iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, they changed the default notification tone to "Rebound" from "Tri-tone". The problem ...
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Why did my iPhone in the United States show a test emergency alert and play a siren when all government alerts were turned off in settings?

I heard there was a planned test of the emergency alert system in the United States today, October 4, at 2:20 PM. To avoid being disrupted, I turned off all alerts in Settings -> Notifications (...
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IOS app notifications - Notification Center vs Scheduled Summary

I have two Scheduled Summaries on my iPhone, iOS 17, and generally it works well. However, notifications for some apps that are started at the Schedule Summary still show up in the Notification Center ...
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On iPhone, the Clock app steals focus after delivering a Notification

I've got an iPhone SE, 3rd Gen, running iOS 16.6.1. Let's say I'm using Google Maps to navigate somewhere while I'm driving, and one of my (many) alarms in the native Clock app goes off that I forgot ...
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How to filter gmail notifications in iOS/watchOS without smart features/personalisation?

I'd like to find a way to only be notified on my iPhone & watch when a specific list of people contact me on gmail. Is there any way to do this without enabling "smart features & ...
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Two Apps on iPhone vs the Same Apps on Android: Runkeeper and LibriVox and Playing Well Together

I recently switched from an Android phone to an iPhone SE, 3rd gen, running iOS 16.6, and I installed many of the same apps that I had on my Android. Two of those apps are Runkeeper and LibriVox. I ...
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"Background Items Added" appears for App that I uninstalled, would like to remove it

In my notification bar I can't seem to get rid of these pesky pop-ups. I uninstalled the "Razer USA Ltd." app, but apparently some process still is running in the background. When I go to ...
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iphone 12 not waking up and no vibration when receiving text

I have an iphone 12 running 16.5.1. I've noticed this issue for the past couple weeks where my phone, when locked, no longer vibrates or wakes up when I receive a text. My messages app is set to "...
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Turn off sound for all notifications on my Mac

In system preferences -> notifications I can turn off the notification sound effect on an app-by-app basis. However, I would like to turn off the notification sounds for all apps. How can I achieve ...
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APNs push notification time IOS

Let's assume a push notification is delayed for several minutes because the user's device bad network connection or a push notification with normal priority that is deferred because of the power-...
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Unable to get notifications in Safari

I'm trying to switch from Chrome to Safari on Mac (Ventura). But I'm not getting notifications (Google Voice, Reddit, Gmail) ... and no site "asks" for permission to notify me. Also nothing ...
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I keep getting virus infection notifications and don't know how to stop them

They are popping up multiple times a day. Is there any way to block them?
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Show banner notifications even in full screen

I'm running MacOS Ventura 13.4.1. I have noticed that when I am in full screen (in apps such as google chrome), I don't see banner notifications. If I do get notifications during these times, I only ...
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How can I stop instagram from pushing notifications when it shouldn't have internet access

I've turned off mobile data for instagram in settings. I cannot use the app when I am on data, because it has no internet access. However, it will still create new red bubbles on the home screen... it ...
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Do All-Day Calendar alerts still notify you if you power up after the start time but still during the event duration?

I have been trying to make my all-day calendar alerts show up since I loaded 13.4. The default time is 9am the day of the alert. I power on the computer at about 10am. Before Ventura, I would get ...
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Not receiving notifications from WhatsApp messages

iPhone 7, updated to the latest iOS. If anyone sends me a WhatsApp message, it displays as not delivered on their side, until I open the app. On my side, I get no notification whatsoever. If I exit ...
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Is it possible to set an alarm so it will only ring once?

I like to have an alarm go off hourly to help me stay focused, and I’ve set my phone up to play church bell sounds for each hour. This works well, except that the alarms will keep playing forever (or ...
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notification for a given calendar event to buzz my watch until dismissed?

Per-event calendar notifications appear not to have the option of audible/haptic alerts that persist until dismissed. Is there a way to create this feature? As a person who irregularly reads ...
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Texts from short code numbers to my iPhone do not play any notification sound or vibrate

Many times, when I receive a text from a short code number (something like 12345), the text will show up in my notifications on the lock screen, but no notification sound will be played, nor will the ...
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Get MacOS notification text programmatically

This applescript used to work to get the contents of a MacOS notification: get value of ¬ static text of ¬ scroll area 1 of ¬ window 1 of ¬ process "...
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SMS notifications delivered in background

I have issues with SMS messages not being delivered to me prominently most of the times. Notifications are turned on: Allow Notifications is on Lock Screen is checked Notification Centre is checked ...
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Can I disable the notifications / widget sidebar?

As I edit music I often swipe left in such a way that the notification sidebar comes out from the right side of the screen. It disrupts my work. Can I disable this sidebar or mouse gesture?
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How to get a notification when MacBook battery needs to charge?

I get no notifications whatsoever regarding the battery levels before my MacBooks die. What setting do I need to enable in System Settings to get a notification when a MacBook battery needs to charge? ...
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Is it possible to get MacOS desktop notifications via Google Chrome for Google Calendar if you do not have a Google Calendar window open?

I think I've tried everything and now I'm thinking this is not possible? Is anyone able to confirm or deny that this? It's really frustrating to not get a notification if I happen to not have a Google ...
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How to control Focus mode across devices?

I've recently made the jump to go all-in on Apple, so I have 2 iPads (one for my daughter), a watch, and an iPhone. I have my iCloud+ account connected to each. I want to be able to control ...
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Disable the Notification Centre on a Mac running Ventura 13.4

I have been using a MacBook Air for two years now. Recently, I was interested in disabling my Notification Centre due to it being unneeded and to help with preventing distractions. I did not see a ...
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How to check whether notifications are enabled or not for my app command line on macOS Big Sur?

How to check whether notifications are enabled or not for my app from terminal / command line on macOS Big Sur? Also, I want to forcefully enable or disable notifications using administrative/root ...
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