How to Manage App Notification Priority from Windows Action Centre

Do lots of notifications pop up while you’re using your Windows PC? It becomes pretty annoying to work or even casually use your PC if yes. It’s a fact that unwanted notifications become a burden regardless of your device. But as per your utilities, you sometimes need to access some of them and avoid all the rest. This post will share how you can manage app notification priority from the Windows Action Center.

Manage App Notification Priority Windows

Manage App Notifications Priority from Windows Action Center

Be it Windows or any other operating system, mobile, laptop, computer, or other devices, notifications play a crucial role in organizing our workflow. If you don’t receive notifications, you will miss important updates that often lead to significant troubles. But some notifications are also unnecessary.

  1. Turn Notifications On or Off
  2. Configuring Windows Notifications Priority
  3. Customize Notifications for Any App
  4. Enable and Disable Notifications From Specific Apps
  5. Set Notification Priorities With Focus Assists

Make sure to go through the entire list to clearly understand app notification management in Windows.

1. Turn Notifications On or Off

You may often want to stay more focused to remain productive, or for some reason, you won’t be needing any notifications. In such a scenario, you can turn off your notifications. The best part is that you can switch it on whenever you are ready to check out notifications.

Follow the steps below to implement it using Windows Action Centre:

  • Go to the Windows Taskbar.
  • Click on the Time and Date section.
  • Here on the top right side, you will see an option saying Manage Notifications.
  • Now you click on the Toggle bar to turn on the notifications.
  • You can even view all the notifications from the Windows Action Center if you have missed any of them.
  • Moreover, to turn off the notifications from the Windows Action Centre, you can follow similar steps. Tap on the Toggle off button to turn off the notifications and stay focused.
How To Turn the Notifications on and off Using Windows System Notification Settings?

You can use this alternative method to turn the notifications on and off. Let’s learn how you can do so!

Windows App Notifications On Off

Switch on the notifications:

To switch on the Windows notifications using System settings, follow the steps given below. It’s an alternative method to switch on the Notifications:

  • Press the Windows button and search for Settings by typing in the search bar.
  • Open Settings when it appears in the list
  • In a list of options, select System from the left-hand side.
  • Click on Notifications.
  • Scroll down in the list to Notifications.
  • Switch the Toggle to blue to turn on the Notifications.
Switch Off the Notifications:

To Switch Off the Windows Notifications using System Settings, follow the steps given below. It’s an alternative method to Switch off the Notifications:

  • Press the Win + I button to open Windows Settings.
  • Now navigate to System, in it go to Notifications.
  • In the list, scroll down, and you’ll see a Toggle. Turn off the Toggle to Switch off all the Notifications.

2. Configuring Windows Notifications Priority

If you want, then you can prioritize individual app notifications. It can be implemented from System Settings and then navigating to Notification Settings in Windows. You will then successfully change the priority levels of App Notifications. Also, you can choose the following Priority levels under the following cases:

  • Top: If you want the app’s notifications at the top of the action center.
  • High: if you want the app’s notifications below, Top priority notifications in the action center.
  • Normal: if you want the app’s notifications below the action center’s high priority notifications.

In the Windows Action Centre, you see a Toggle under Priority Notifications as Toggle Top, High or Normal. Select according to your prerequisites. If you customize an app’s notifications and set it to Top Priority, a dialog box will pop up in front of you asking for confirmation. Click to confirm if you want the app’s notifications at Top-priority.

3. Customize Notifications for Any App Using Windows Action Centre

manage individual app notifications

You can customize your notifications for any app from the Windows Action Centre, or you can implement it alternatively from the System Settings. Once you switch on the notifications for your Windows, you will see some checkboxes. Click on the drop-down arrow, and you will see several checkboxes displaying notifications for each app.

You can customize clicking on the checkboxes or even editing the quick notifications if you use a Windows 11 PC. To turn off the notification for any app, click on the checkbox to unselect the notifications pop-up qs per your preferences.

Individual App Notification Customization

Moreover, the customization can include:

  • Whether to display notifications on the lock screen or not.
  • Whether to display reminders and any incoming VoIP call on your PC’s lock screen or not.

4. How To Enable and Disable Notifications From Specific Apps

Manage App Notifications Windows

Here are the three simple steps which will help you enable and disable notifications from specific apps in Windows 11/10:

  • Click Start and tap on the Settings icon or use Win + I
  • Now, click System and tap on Notification & Actions
  • You will see the toggle switch next to the apps in the senders’ list to turn notifications on or off.

5. Set Notification Priorities With Focus Assists in Windows 10/11

Focus Assist Windows Configuration

  • Open Windows Settings using Win + I
  • Go to Settings > Notifications > Focus Assist
  • You will get three circular checkboxes:- Off, Priority Only, and Alarms Only.
  • Choose Priority Only.

If you can master to manage app notification priority in Windows, things will be less annoying and more productive.

How to Check Missed Notifications Using the Windows Action Centre?

Working tirelessly demands a break, whether a lunch break or a coffee break. A break to freshen up the mind and one that distresses you. But during your short breaks, you may miss some of the notifications, and later on, it may go on unnoticed. So, you cannot check every app after returning to work. Therefore, Windows lets you access all the notifications in one go to avoid missing something!

Notifications Summary Windows

For that, Go to the Windows Taskbar. You will see a moon icon; click on it. All your notifications will be collectively available there, so you can scroll to the one that you want to check and access all of your important stuff. However, if you have switched on the Focus assist, you will see a summary after the Focus assist session is completed.

How to Check Windows Notifications Using a Shortcut?

You can check your Windows Notifications by using Shortcut on your Windows 11. For doing so, you have to press the Windows+N buttons to open the Notifications panel that’s available on the right-hand side of your desktop.

How to View Only Important Notifications On Your Windows?

Focus Assist Priority List

To view only important Notifications on your Windows, you can use the Focus Assist Feature. It helps you filter your notifications and displays only the crucial ones. To setup the priority list

  • Go to Settings > System > Notifications > Focus Assist.
  • Then select Priority and click on customize priority list only.
  • Here you can configure the following
    • Incoming calls
    • Reminders
    • Notification from selected contacts
    • Add apps from which notification should be shown

To ensure productivity at work and remain fresh, it is necessary to manage all your notifications well. With the ways listed above, you can efficiently manage app notification priority. However, do read them well before implementation. You can also try to use alternative methods for convenience.

Karan Masoun
A passionate gadget freak, professional basketball player, and mountaineer. I have started my internet journey in 2014 and loves to experiment with Windows, Gadgets, Smartphones, and Drones. I am a pets enthusiast and volunteer for an NGO to rescue dogs.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.