One of the biggest annoyances with iOS 10 was that Apple did away with the per-app notification grouping. We had a cute little switch in iOS 9 that allowed us to enable notification grouping by app. When iOS 10 arrived, the switch was removed, and notifications turned into a complete chaos. Users are somewhat irritated by the fact that each notice now takes up a separate entry in the list, cluttering the notifications panel and making it challenging to locate the specific notification you’re looking for. But there’s a new hack out now that lets you organise notifications by app on iOS 10 if your device is jailbroken. This is just not viable for non-jailbroken users, but while you’re at it, you should think about solving other significant iOS 10 annoyances. hence, jailbroken users Here’s how to organise notifications on iOS 10 by app:
Install Unify From Cydia
- Open Cydia on your iPhone and search for Unify in the Search tab. Because this tweak is hosted on BigBoss repo and it is added by default in Cydia, you do not need to add any other custom source.
- Purchase Unify (PayPal, $1.99) from here and tap on Install > Confirm to start the downloading process.
- Now tap on Restart SpringBoard . Your device will respring in a few seconds and Unify should be successfully installed at this point.
Configure Unify to Group Notifications in iOS 10
After installation, go to Settings>Unify to customise Unify.
I’ll go over a few of the parameters you can customise in Unify:
- Notifications appear on both: the lock screen and the Notification Center in iOS 10. You can enable notifications grouping on the lock screen or the Notification Center selectively.
- Unify has another great feature Notifications chaining . If you receive messages from the same sender within a certain time gap (which is configurable), Unify can chain all the messages in one single notification, separated by dots.
- There are a few more settings you can tweak around, like toggling a separator between notifications, hiding rounded corners and highlighting newest notifications per app. There s also an option to sort notifications either by app or by time. All of these settings come into effect immediately without needing to respring your iDevice.
How Do Notifications Look With Unify Installed
Enough already! Let’s now examine how notifications truly appear when Unify is installed. You can see your standard iOS 10 alerts on the left, and Unify notifications (with chaining turned on) can be seen on the right.
Isn’t it much cleaner now? With iOS 10, you can say goodbye to cluttering notifications.
Note:I have tested Unify on my jailbroken iPhone 6 running iOS 10.2 and can attest that it functions. Any iOS 10 device with a jailbreak ought to be able to use it. If it doesn’t work for you, there’s a good chance a conflicting tweak is already installed. In that scenario, spend some effort locating and erasing the incompatible change. If all else fails, get in touch with the developer and submit a bug report.
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Enable Notification Grouping by App in iOS 10 using Unify
My first iPhone came with iOS 10 when I moved from Android to iOS. Coming from Android, I was furious practically every day about how Apple had handled notifications on iOS. Sincere to say, I almost started crying with happiness when I learned that an iOS change had finally been released to address the confusing notifications.
We can only hope that Apple will reinstate notifications grouping in the upcoming major release of iOS, making it accessible to all iOS users. What do you think about the way iOS handles notifications?