Notifications are a great way to keep you updated on everything that’s going on in the system. These can be notifications from apps or notifications directly from your device. These little warnings can help you keep track of the overall health of your device.
However, if notifications keep arriving they can pile up and confuse. Continuous notifications can also be a nuisance, especially if they’re regular. In this guide, I’ll show you Here’s how to turn off notifications on your Windows 11 PC or laptop and get rid of the clutches of constant notifications.
Why can notifications be bad?
Notification is an issue for several main reasons. Most of all, they are distracting. Whether a red digital pop-up, a vibration or an acoustic notification in your favorite apps, these warnings are meant to get your attention. They are almost impossible to ignore. When you do something important, your concentration drops and your performance drops immediately. Some studies show that it takes a full 23 minutes to regain attention after a distraction, which means any new notification can affect your focus for up to 23 minutes.
Notifications can be a bit addicting too. For example, the social media app itself is designed to release dopamine like a slot machine, which makes our notification expectations so high that we feel random ghost notifications. If we are not notified for a long time, it can even lead to very mild withdrawal symptoms or anxiety.
So let’s see how to get rid of notifications in Windows 11.
Here’s how to turn off notifications on your Windows 11 PC
So if you want to be more productive and avoid distractions, you may need to turn off notifications on your Windows 11 PC or laptop. I will show you two ways to do this. On the one hand, you can turn off or turn off all notifications from all apps and, on the other hand, you can do this for some specific apps like Google Chrome.
1. Disable or turn off all notifications in Windows 11
You can use the steps below to turn off all notifications from all apps in Windows 11.
- To get started, tap the “Start” button on your Windows 11 computer, then tap the “Start” buttonthe settings‘Icon that appears on the start menu.
- Alternatively, you can also open Windows the settings app by right-clicking the Windows or ‘Start’ button and selecting ‘Settings’ from the pop-up window.
- After you have opened the “Settings” app, you will get to the “System settings‘Page by default.
- Now in the System Preferences window, find the Notification option and tap on it.
- On the Notification Settings page, Disable the “Notification” option. It’s the first option on the page. The switch must indicate ‘OFF’.
- All notifications will now be disabled.
That’s it! After that, you will not receive any notifications on your Windows 11 PC.
2. Turn off notifications from certain apps in Windows 11
If you don’t want to turn off all app notifications, you can choose the ones you don’t want to see. This way, you can still actively receive notifications from other apps.
Note: To do this, make sure you turn on Notifications at the top of the system notification page.
- To turn off notifications for specific apps, click the Start Menu button on your Windows 11 computer, then click thethe settings‘Icon that appears on the start menu.
- After opening the “Settings” app, you will get to the “System settings‘ Window.
- Now scroll down on the notification settings page to find “Notifications from apps and other senders”.
- Here, deactivate the apps and senders whose notifications you want to deactivate. Tap the toggle bar of these apps / senders so that it changes from “ON” to “OFF”.
You will no longer receive notifications from the unselected applications and senders.
These are two options that are available to you to turn off or turn off notifications on your Windows 11 PC or laptop. You can either turn off all notifications or turn off some app notifications. Perhaps this one thing can be a step towards your productivity. Good luck!
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