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How To Keep Notifications On Lock Screen After Unlocking IPhone


Every single day, notifications will often display on your iPhone briefly before going away. But this usually happens in just a few moments.

So, if you’re busy in that split second, you might miss something crucial. Luckily, there are ways to tailor even this aspect of your iPhone experience.

Also, it will take a little while to set these into effect. In that manner, you’ll find that sweet spot regarding the notification’s frequency.

1. Tweak the Phone’s Settings


First, you need to master the art of keeping your iPhone’s lock screen alerts even after you’ve unlocked the device. To sum up, these alerts can be made “sticky” by adjusting the settings on the device.

iPhone has a built-in iOS feature lets you keep notifications on the lock screen. So, if you still want to see notifications after unlocking your iPhone, perform the following:

  1. Open your iPhone’s settings App
  2. Select “App & Notifications”
  3. Choose “Notifications”
  4. Go to “Lock Screen”
  5. Select “Hide Sensitive Notifications Only,” and then
  6. Toggle the enabling icon to the “On” position

On that note, ensure you set the iPhone’s “Do Not Disturb” feature to “off” before making the changes.

2. Was iPhone Set to Show Notifications by Default


Your iPhone doesn’t have “persistent notification” settings preset by default. Yet, the rule to display notifications is a built-in feature.

However, to make these changes, start by opening the App’s settings on your phone’s iOS, then follow these directions:

  1. Go to your iPhone’s settings.
  2. On the settings window, select or tap the notification option.
  3. Scroll down the notification screen that pops up. Next, find the icon labeled “Persistent” at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Choose “Persistent” and toggle “On” to activate persistent notifications on your iPhone. Then, the App will allow continuous notification until you alter the settings again.

Note that you can only configure settings for individual apps at a time. In other words, there isn’t a shortcut here. So, with no way to alter it for good, you must do it via the individual app Settings. 

3. Manage Your iPhone’s Lock Screen


Recently, Google announced it would launch a new “Ambient Mode” feature for all Android lock screens. This feature effectively transforms your iPhone into a multi-media display.

Still, you can change your iPhone’s settings and control how notifications display on the lock screen. Also, you can do this even if your phone doesn’t have the “Ambient Mode” option.

4. Enable Lock Screen Notifications


First, choose whether to allow any notifications on your iPhone. Then, switch the notification settings to “Off” or “On” by following this path:

  • Swipe your iPhone from the top-bottom direction
  • Tap on the gear icon
  • Choose “Apps & Notifications”
  • Tap on “Notifications”
  • Scroll down to find the “Lock Screen” option
  • Choose “Notifications on the lock screen,” and lastly
  • Toggle the switch icon to “On.”

After doing so, consider the available options and decide whether you want to receive silent alerts or none at all. On that note, examples of mute notifications include Google News or weather summaries.

5. Choose How to Receive Notifications

Customize how you want to receive “sensitive notifications” on the lock screen:

  • Follow the steps explained above to enable lock screen notifications.
  • Choose “Apps & Notifications”
  • Go to “Notifications”
  • Select “Sensitive Notifications”
  • Toggle the enabling icon to either “On” to receive sensitive information on the lock screen. Also, if you don’t need it, could you turn it off? This will restrict the displayed info. For example, you’ll only see a notification for “two new messages” but not their respective contents. 

Select From Which Apps You Want to Receive Notifications 

The apps that allow notifications on your phone’s lock screen are the same on display. However, you can manually pick the most important ones. 

  • Go to your iPhone’s settings.
  • Choose “Apps & Notifications”
  • Selects “Notifications”

Next, on the bottom “Notifications” screen, you can see the current list of apps that frequently send notifications. Also, choose “All From Last Seven Days” to view more options.

Besides, you can turn off notifications entirely by toggling the icon on the App’s right side. Tapping the App allows you access to more options on specific notification settings.

Get Personal With Your Lock Screen

You can set your iPhone to only allow general notifications on your lock screen. However, if you want to tweak it to receive personalized notifications such as reminders, emails, flight reservations, etc., follow these steps:

  • Set Google Assistant to respond verbally by pressing down the home button.
  • At the bottom-left of your phone’s screen, choose the “Box” option.
  • Select your image from the top right by tapping on your profile picture.
  • Go to Settings in the new pop-up window.
  • Tap “Assistant” and scroll until you see the “Assistant Devices” option.
  • Select your phone 
  • Go to “Personalization,” and finally.
  • Select “Personalization Results” and toggle the icon to “On.” By doing so, you’ve allowed Google Assistant access to your calendar, email, etc.

Afterward, select the “Lock Screen Personal Results” and toggle the on-off icon to “On.” Then, individual results will display on your iPhone lock screen.

Set Notification Summary on the Lock Screen


Similarly, you can set your iPhone to receive notifications at specific times. As a result, you’ll receive a cumulative summary of information at the end of the day.

This feature conveniently lets you catch up with messages that would have gone unnoticed. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to “Settings”
  • Choose “Notifications”
  • Tap “Scheduled Summary”
  • Toggle the icon and switch to “On.”
  • Go to “Apps” inside the “Summary” window
  • Tap on the “Add” button
  • Adjust to schedule the time you wish to receive summary notifications


You can choose how you want the notifications to show on your iPhone lock screen in various ways. Thankfully, it’s easy to keep the notices on the lock screen after unlocking your iPhone.

At the same time, the software allows you complete control over the stream of notifications. With just a few tweaks in the phone’s settings, you can personalize this aspect much to your liking.  

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