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Using the Notification Center

From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Video: Using the Notification Center

Often times, when you're performing one task on I'm alerted to this by a notification area After a few seconds the notification Now new to iOS 7, you can immediately dismiss a notification when it comes Just swipe up on the notification to dismiss it.

Using the Notification Center

Often times, when you're performing one task on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, maybe checking your email, or playing a game or watching a video, other applications will need your attention. Let's take a look at how to manage the way alerts and messages pop up on your device. For example, maybe while I'm browsing a webpage I receive a text message. I'm alerted to this by a notification area that temporarily appears at the top of the screen. This allows me to glance at and preview my message without leaving my browser. After a few seconds the notification disappears and I can just continue reading. Now new to iOS 7, you can immediately dismiss a notification when it comes in if you don't want to wait for it to disappear on its own.

Just swipe up on the notification to dismiss it. Now if you receive a notification that you want to address immediately just tap it and you'll be switched over to the app that sent the notification which in this case is the messages app. And here I can just type my reply right away. So notifications are fairly unobtrusive. You can ignore them and they'll disappear after a few seconds, swipe to immediately dismiss them, or tap to address them. You can get a rundown of all of your recent and upcoming notifications by swiping down from any screen to open the notification center. Notification center has been revamped in iOS 7, and it's now divided into three sections.

Today, all, and missed. You can switch among them either by tapping their Headers. Or by swiping left and right. The Today section gives you information pertaining to the current day. You see the date displayed nice and large at the top here, and the current weather appears underneath it. Tapping the Weather opens the Weather app, where you can get more details. Let's swipe down to open Notification Center again, right from here. Under the weather information I currently see the next item on my schedule, and under that is my hourly schedule for the rest of the day. Below that is a preview of what's in store for tomorrow, I see there are two events currently scheduled. Basically the today notification area provides an overview of your day.

Other items that might pop up here include any reminders you've set, and information about how stocks are performing. I'll show you where to customize this information shortly. Let's swipe over to the All area. This section shows you all of your notifications organized by Apps. Tapping a notification in here opens the app in question. You can also tap the X buttons here to dismiss the notifications. The third and final area is missed notifications. Basically, all notifications that arrive when you're not actively using your device are considered a missed notifications, and they'll appear here in chronological order. The older notifications appear at the bottom of the list and disappear after a day.

So those are the three main sessions of the notification center. Let's close that and take a look how you customize what you see here, and how specific app notifications behave. Let's go to settings, notification center, the first section here is for deciding whether I want to be able to see my notifications from the lock screen. If you're concerned that someone could pick up your device while it's locked. Swipe down to open notification center and see potentially sensitive information. You'll want to turn these switches to off, otherwise it's kind of convenient to not have to unlock your phone before being able to see what you have on your schedule, or to see what calls or messages you might have missed.

Under today view, you can specify what information shows up in the today section of notification center. Just turn the switches on and off as you'd like. For example, stocks is currently set to off, but I can turn it on. And now when I open notifications center and go to today, I see stock information. The stocks you see are determined by the ones you've selected in the stocks app, which we'll look at in a later chapter. Next we have the notifications View Section, and you can choose to sort manually or sort by time, this determines how the all view in notifications center is sorted.

Sort by time lists the notifications with the most recent ones at the top of the screen. If you choose Sort Manually, the orders determined by the lists of apps found here under the include section. If I tap Edit, notice I can grab the handles of the apps, and drag them up or down to prioritize them. So here in this include area is where you can determine which apps you want to hear from. You can also decide what type of alert pops up, when you receive a notification from an app. Just tap the App. And there are three alert styles you can choose from here. None, displays no onscreen message when you receive a notification.

But you'll still see the notification in the Notification Center. Banner is the message that appears at the top of the screen that we saw, when I received my text messages. And alerts opens a pop up window you can dismiss. The Batch Up Icon Switch, is for deciding if you want numerical numbers to show up on the app icon. Which can be useful to let you know how many messages are waiting for you in that app. Under the alert section is where you decide whether the app shows up in notification center at all. If you turn this off, you won't receive any notifications from this app. And it will moved to the do not include section, which you see there. And the Show on Lock Screen switch list, you determine if you want to see notification from this app while your device is locked.

At the very bottom of the Notification Center settings, is a Government alerts section. And here we have Amber Alerts and Emergency Alert switches. Basically, these allow your cellular provider to send through you device, in case of emergency, like sever weather or Amber Alerts which are child abduction notifications in your area. With these switches activated you'll hear an alert sound and a message will appear on your device, providing you with relevant information. If for some reason you prefer not to receive these alerts you can turn them off from here. So that's our notifications and Notification Center work in iOS7.

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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 29s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling video
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
      50s
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
      43s
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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