How to Remove Tips (and Other Apps) from Notifications

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How to Turn Off Tip Notifications on the iPad

One interesting addition to the iPad in recent years is the Tips app.   The iPad doesn't come with a manual, although you can download one.  The design is simplistic, so it is easy to pick up and use.  But each new generation brings new features, and sometimes, those features get hidden.  So the Tips app can be a great way to find these hidden features, but it can also get quite annoying to constantly receive these tips in the Notification Center.   Luckily, it is quite easy to turn them off.

  • First, you will need to go into the iPad's settings.  This is the icon that looks like gears turning.  (Find out how...)
  • Next, locate Notifications on the left-side menu.  It should be near the top of the list, just under Bluetooth.  Tapping Notifications will open up the correct settings in the main window.
  • Under the Include list, locate and tap Tips.  If you have a lot of apps installed on your iPad, you may need to scroll down this list.
  • After tapping Tips, you will go to a screen that lets you turn off Notifications from Tips.  You can do this by tapping the green button next to Allow Notifications.

And This Trick Isn't Just For Tips

You can use these same directions to disable notifications in any app on your iPad.  Most apps will ask before sending notifications, but a few stray ones sneak past this courtesy.  And sometimes, you might allow an app to send notifications but later wished you hadn't.   Every app that sends notifications should be listed in the Notifications settings, so you can disable any app.  You can also choose to disable an app's use of the Notification Center while still allowing it to use notification badges, which is the red circle with a number in it that is displayed on the app's icon.  

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