How do I clear notifications on my iPhone that won’t go away?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To clear notifications on your iPhone that won’t go away, you can try the following solutions:

1. Reboot Your Device: Sometimes a simple reboot can resolve the issue. Press and hold the power button until the “slide to power off” option appears, then slide to turn off your iPhone. After a few seconds, press and hold the power button again until the Apple logo appears to restart your device.

2. Update the App(s): Outdated apps may sometimes cause notification issues. Open the App Store and go to the “Updates” tab to check for any available updates. Update the apps that are causing the persistent notifications.

3. Check Notification Badge Settings: Go to the Settings app on your iPhone and select “Notifications.” Scroll down and find the app that has the stuck notification. Make sure that the “Badge App Icon” option is enabled for that app. If it’s already enabled, try disabling and re-enabling it.

4. Modify App Notifications Settings: In the same “Notifications” settings, tap on the app with the persistent notification. Adjust the notification settings according to your preference. You can try turning off “Allow Notifications” temporarily, then turn it back on. You can also customize the alert style or disable other notification options like sounds or banners.

5. Reset All Settings: If the issue persists, you can try resetting all settings on your iPhone. This won’t erase your data, but it will reset all personalized settings to their default values. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. Enter your passcode when prompted and confirm the reset.

6. Update iOS: Make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for any available updates. If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install it. Updating iOS can fix bugs and glitches that may be causing the persistent notifications.

7. Dismiss Notifications Within the App: Open the app with the stuck notification and look for a way to dismiss or clear the notification within the app itself. Sometimes there may be an option or a button to dismiss the notification.

If none of the above solutions work, you can consider contacting Apple Support for further assistance. They may be able to provide additional troubleshooting steps or advise on any known issues with the specific app causing the problem.

Remember, these solutions are general troubleshooting steps and may not work in every case. It’s always a good idea to back up your device before attempting any major changes or updates.