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iOS: How to Disable Shortcuts App Automation Notifications on iPhone

iOS: How to Disable Shortcuts App Automation Notifications on iPhone

K.Are you using Automation of the Shortcuts App for iOS? Do you get a lot of unnecessary automation notifications and it is annoying to you? Fortunately, there’s a way to turn them off.

Every time iOS triggers an automation, a notification is displayed. If we often use a lot of automation, such notifications can be very tiring. They clutter up the notification center and with the excess of messages, it is easy to overlook what is important. So, is it possible to turn off the automation notifications? Yes, although it is a bit complicated because you can’t do it by using the notification manager in the Settings app.

In iOS 12, automation notifications could initially be turned off in Settings, as well as notifications from all other apps. However, for unknown reasons, subsequent iOS updates had this feature removed. In iOS 13 and iOS 14, Apple has not reverted disabling notifications, but there is a workaround for this.

How to turn off automation notifications

Attention: only automation notifications require Screen Time enabled. If you haven’t used this feature before, you need to turn it on. The instructions can be found at the end of the text.

First, run the application Settings and go to Screen time. Then tap an option See all activity and in the Notifications section find Shortcuts. Touch it Shortcuts.

On the next screen slide the switch to the left next to the option Turn on notifications.

Attention: If there is no arrow symbol next to Shortcuts and nothing happens when selected, use the buttons at the top of the screen and navigate to another day. If there are no Shortcuts on the list, also go to another day, because maybe on the current day Automations did not display notifications yet.

To activate the screen time function

Launch the application Settings and select Screen Time. Now, on the Screen Time screen, tap the button Next. Then select an option This is my iPhone. On the next screen, touch an option Turn on Screen Time.

Attention: if the screen time function has not been active so far, you have to wait a few hours for the option to turn off notifications until the necessary data is collected. In extreme cases, it may take up to a day.

What you need to keep in mind when disabling notifications

Only notifications for automation have no effect on shortcuts. You can still use shortcuts that need popup dialogs and notifications to work efficiently.

Exclusive automation notifications work until you restart your iPhone. If you turn the phone off and on, you must perform the procedure to turn off automation notifications again.

iOS: How to Disable Shortcuts App Automation Notifications on iPhone