Clearing notifications was quite easier in the previous versions of the iOS firmware. However, iOS 10/11/12聽update completely redesigned the Lock Screen and Notification Center. Because of this, clearing all notifications聽on iOS 10/11/12聽at once may seem like a challenge as it is not clear how to do it. But the option is still there. Read on to find out.

How聽to Clear All Notifications on iOS 10/11/12?

Clear All Notifications on iOS 10/11/12聽Using 3D-Touch

If you have an iPhone 6S or a newer model, then clearing all notifications is quite easy. This is because iOS 10/11/12聽supports the use of 3D Touch on which iPhone 6S and newer iOS devices rely on. 3D Touch is a pressure-sensitive touchscreen feature by Apple. So, if your device has 3D Touch, then you can easily clear all notifications by gently pressing the ‘X’ icon. Follow these instructions:

  • On your iOS device, swipe down from the Home screen.
  • Now gently press the X button shown on top of the Notification Center.
  • Then, simply tap Clear All Notifications option.

Clear All Notifications on iOS

Clear All Notifications on iOS 10/11/12聽without 3D-Touch

If your iOS device聽does not have the 3D Touch feature (e.g. it is an older model than iPhone 6S), then you can still clear all notifications at once. However, the method to do this is a bit different. This method works on iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, and older iOS devices. Follow these instructions:

  • On your iOS device, swipe down from the top of any screen to open the Notification Center.
  • Now find and tap on the X button and then tap on the Clear button. All your recent notifications will now disappear. Repeat this step for other groups of notifications to clear them.


Bonus Tip 1: Clear Specific Notifications on iOS 10/11/12

If you are looking for a way to clear individual notifications on iOS, then there is a method to do this as well. Apple allows you to remove specific notifications. You will need to use the older swipe method to clear specific notifications. Here are the steps:

  • On your iOS device, bring up the Notification Center by swiping down from the top of any screen.
  • Once the Notification Center appears, find the notification that you wish to clear and then swipe over it from right to left.
  • After that, a Clear button will appear on the screen. Use that button to clear the specific notification.



All the above-mentioned methods will only clear existing notifications. New notifications will continue to show up in the Notification Center. If you want to control the type of notification that appears in the Notification Center, open your Settings app and navigate to Notifications section to choose which notifications should appear.

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