How to Reduce Windows 10 notifications

Leaving a few of the notifications in Windows 10 that are necessary, there are many other random notifications which don’t seem to be necessary. They keep distracting you with constant beeping and popping in the Action Center. In this post, we will show you can reduce Windows 10 notifications.

While you can always turn off notifications sound in Windows 10, the notifications distraction is enough. Most of the apps which install do not ask for permissions about notifications, and as you install more and more apps, it becomes problematic.

How to Reduce Windows 10 notifications

Windows 10 comes with  Action Centre, which is the central place for all notifications. All notifications are stacked up from various apps, and you can view them anytime you want.

  1. Customizing Windows 10 Notifications
  2. Turn off Notifications from Individual Apps
  3. Configure Focus Assists
  4. Change Notification Display Time
  5. Mail and Calendar Notification
  6. Disable Web Notifications
  7. Diable Badge notifications

1] Customizing Windows 10 Notifications

This guide on Windows 10 notification control will stop you from the overwhelming situation that you face due to notifications. It will tell ways to organize all the apps yet keep you updated with the important ones.

Follow the below steps for setting and controlling your notifications on your Windows 10 desktop:

  • Open the Settings using Windows key + I
  • After that click on System > Notifications & Actions 

Windows 10 Notifications and actions

Once the notification page is open, you can set the notification option the way you want. You can turn off all the notifications. Apart from that, it also offers to turn off notifications based on certain scenarios:

  • Hide notification on the lock screen
  • Disable
    • Notification when using an HMD
    • Windows welcome experience
    • Tips, tricks, and suggestions

2] Turn off Notifications from Individual Apps

You can choose to turn on/off notifications from the apps listed under Get Notifications from Apps and Other Senders and set them as per your preference.

Next notifications can be controlled at the micro-level which offer more options. You can choose to turn off the sound button, receive app notifications, etc.

You can set the notification priority that includes three options:

  • Top
  • High and
  • Normal

3] Configure Focus Assists to control Windows 10 Notifications

Focus Assist Windows 10

Lastly, you can also use Focus Assist. It allows you to get notifications from priority only apps or Alarms only.

  • Go to Settings > System > Focus Assist
  • Choose between Off, Priority only and Alarms
  • Then you can set up Automatic Rules
    • Choose when you do not want any notification to show up.
    • Duplicating Display scenario
    • When playing a game
    • Full-Screen Apps

When the time restriction is over, you will receive a summary of missed notifications.

4] Change Notification Display Time

  • Go to Settings > Ease of Access > Display
  • Change value for Show notifications for between 5 seconds to 5 minutes.

5] Mail and Calendar Notification

You can manage any notification from your settings app, but you might want to reduce the number of notifications that isn’t so important.

  • First, open the Mail app from your system, and then click on the Settings button and then click on Notifications.
  • Then go to Customize and Account Segment to select whether to play the sound of the notification, receive notification in the action center or show notification banner.

6] Disable Web Notifications

Microsoft Edge Notifications

  • Open Edge, and then click on the three horizontal dots and then click on Settings
  • In the search box, type Notifications. Click on it when it appears. (Site Permission > Notifications)
  • Here you can
    • Configure websites to ask before sending notifications
    • Block and allow website.

7] Disabling Badge Notifications

  • Open Settings > Personalization > Taskbar
  • Then turn off the notification by clicking on Show Badges on Taskbar Button

These are the ways through which you can stop your system from receiving notifications that keep bugging you. You can set the notification the way you want for the app that is discussed above.

About Yogesh Mankani

Yogesh Mankani is a freelance content writer from last 6 years. His passion for blogging, giving words to his ideas and thoughts is what makes him fall more in love with his profession which he takes very personally.

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