How to Turn Off Notifications in Windows 11?

How do I temporarily mute all notifications? How do I turn off Windows 11 Notification temporarily? Starting Windows 10, Microsoft has started sending notifications that appear on the right bottom corner of the computer’s screen. On Windows 11 also, you might have noticed notifications that regularly resemble on the desktop’s bottom right area. You will get notifications of the desktop programs and the apps installed from the Microsoft Store. For instance, you might see a notification when you receive a message on WhatsApp, Facebook, etc. The number of applications or programs you install chances will increase of notifications. For instance, if you install all social media software on Windows 11 PC, you might receive desktop notifications frequently. While these notifications keep you updated, many PC users often get panicked and want to disable them.

Whether it’s a new text message or an email about your friends’ latest social media posts, you get notifications, and it never stops. If you busy with your work or due to some reason, if you want to disable these notifications temporary or permanently, it is possible on Windows 11 to turn it off. Once you disable distracting notifications, you can complete your work without distractions. You can always reply to those messages and notifications during your next break.

How to Turn Off all Notifications in Windows 11?

To completely turn off all notifications in Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app (Windows+ I) and then click on the System category from the left side window. On the right-side pane of System, click on Notifications tab.

Step 2. Turn Off the toggle switch next to Notifications.

Once you complete the above steps, you will not receive any notifications on your Windows 11 PC. If you would like to receive notifications on your PC again, repeat the above steps and in step 2, turn the toggle switch to On next to Notifications.

How to Turn Off Notifications from a specific App in Windows 11?

It is also possible to turn off notifications from a particular app in Windows 11. You will keep receiving desktop notifications from other programs, but specific apps will stop sending notifications to you. Perform the following steps to do so:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app and then click on the System category from the left side window. On the right-side pane of System, click on Notifications tab.

Step 2. Turn On the toggle switch next to Notifications.

Step 3. Under “Notifications from app and other senders,” look for the app/apps from that you don’t want to see any announcements. Turn Off the toggle switch next to the program/programs.

After performing the above steps, you will not receive notifications from the select apps; however, you will continue receiving announcements or notifications from other apps installed on your Windows 11 PC.

How to Temporarily hide Notifications from App in Windows 11?

First Method

If you don’t want to permanently turn Off notifications but want to disable them because you are playing games or doing some priority work and want to turn it off for few hours, it is possible. You can always temporarily mute them using Focus Assist.

Step 1: Bring up Action Center by pressing the Windows + A keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. Click on the Focus assist moon icon to receive Priority only alerts. Again clicking on it, it will turn into Alarms only alerts. If you wish, turn the notification On again by pressing the same icon when your project finishes.

Second Method

If you want more control over notifications, complete the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. Click on the System category from the left side window. On the right-side pane of System, click on the Focus assist tab.

Step 3. Select the radio button “Priority only” or “Alarms only” according to your needs.

  • Priority only: You will see only selected notifications that are on the priority list.
  • Alarms only: Windows will hide all notifications, except for alarms. It is useful if you use an alarm on your PC and don’t want to miss out.

Step 4. If you want more control over notifications, scroll down from the right-side pane to see the Automatic rules section. Here, you can configure the following settings:-

  • During these times.
  • When I’m duplicating my display.
  • When I’m playing a game.
  • When I’m using an app in full-screen mode only.

You can turn the toggle to the On or Off position according to your need. You can even customize the selected option more by clicking on the right arrow (>).

I hope this will help you.

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