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How to Turn Off Notifications In Windows 10

How to Turn Off Notifications In Windows 10

It’s a bit annoying when notifications are popping up from your phone’s social media accounts, applications, or even a text message. It’s good to know if there is a solution on how to stop them. Now, we will shut off the notification in your Windows 10. 

  • Open the Window Settings in the Windows Search bar or for keyboard shortcut just press the Windows key and I. You may also click the notification icon at the bottom right of the screen or the toolbar bar next to the date and time. On the main Settings menu make sure to choose System.

  • Click on the Notifications and Actions on the left side corner. Then it will lead you to options of settings that have something to do with Notifications and Actions.
  • You can edit, remove, add, or rearrange your Quick Actions that appear in your Action Center. Quick Actions are a set of buttons that can quickly give you access to frequently performed tasks.

  • On the Notifications, you’ll see checkboxes for different types of notifications. These notifications can be switch on or off on the screen. The lists are the following: 


  1. Get Notifications From Apps and Other Senders.
  2. Show Notifications on the Lock Screen.
  3. Show Reminders and Incoming VoIP Calls on the Lock Screen.
  4. Show Me the Windows Welcome Experience After Updates and Occasionally When I Sign In to Highlight What’s New and Suggested.
  5. Get Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions As You Use Windows.


  • If you don’t want to be notified you can uncheck the checkboxes. 

How to customize notifications for each app

Like on our mobile phones we can also customize the app notifications on our Windows 10. Because not all the notifications from our windows app we’d like to see. These pop-up notifications appear on the lower right corner of your screen. To customize the app notifications simply follow these steps.


  1. Go to the Windows Search bar and type actions, and you’ll see Notification and Action settings. But if you can’t find it from there just click on the No New Notification that is located at the bottom right of the toolbar, click on All Settings, and from the All Settings click on System. Or simply press Windows Key and I.  
  2. Then you’ll be lead to Notification and Actions. When you scroll down you’ll see “Show notifications from these apps”. Here you’ll see all the information and notification that apps can give you. So these include bubbles that will pop up or the action center notifications.
  3. So just simply on or off the button on whatever notifications you want to see.

The problem with Windows 10 is that notifications show too much information. But by going there you can tweak what you see in a bubble or tweak what type of bubbles will actually show up.

How to dismiss notifications in Windows 10

To dismiss notifications, click the Action Center at the bottom of the Windows Toolbar and just click the X button on the upper right side of the notification. Or click on the notification and press Windows Key+ Shift+V and then Delete.


You can also click Clear All Notifications to close every notification for all apps.

How to Temporarily hide notifications in Windows 10

To Avoid unwanted interruptions and temporarily hide and mute your notifications Windows 10 has this feature called Focus Assist or formerly known as Quiet Hours. So let’s dive in on how to enable and configure Focus Assist. Make sure you have the latest version of the Operating System. To check what version you have just go to the search bar on the lower-left corner or click on the Start Menu and go to Settings, click on Systems, scroll down at the bottom of the left pane and click About. Scroll down and go to Windows Specifications and if you have 1803 or newer version you are good to go. Otherwise, go back to the Home Screen Settings, click on Update and Security and click on check for updates. But if you still got no update you can manually install the update on Windows 10 download page once done then you can use Focus Assist.


Let’s get started.


  1. Open Action Center at the bottom of the WIndows toolbar and click on focus assist (the moon icon) and turn it on. Or to customize it go to the search bar of the Start Menu, click on Settings then click System and click on Focus Assist.

  2. You’ll then see the Primary Settings on the top. This will help you change times and priority levels.


  • OFF – means you’ll get your notifications from your apps and contacts.
  • PRIORITY ONLY – to manage which notification you only want to receive. 
  • ALARMS ONLY – will prevent all notifications except for alarms.


If you choose Priority only or Alarms only the other notifications will still show up on your Action Center.

  1. To customize your Priority list. Click on Customize your priority list. You may select what do you want to allow and receive notifications from whether you allow phone calls, text messages, or reminders.

  2. As you scroll down you may enable or disable notifications from pinned contacts on the taskbar and you can also add specific apps to your priority list. These settings will automatically be applied anytime you choose Priority Only.

  3. Once your done customizing your Apps Settings you can also select the desired time in Automatic Rules.

  • During these times – will let Focus Assist automatically turn on during the time that you select and click on the grayed-out section and enter in the start time and end time.
  • When I’m duplicating the display – if you are having an important presentation and you don’t want to be interrupted by those notifications turn on the toggle. Same goes with
  • When I’m playing a game


You can check out what you’ve missed in the Action Center and you’ll find the notifications that you temporarily blocked.

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