For many years of iPhone usage, I became a victim of The Power of Defaults. I didn’t question the notification settings. Then it dawned on me: I can change them!
So I did. My new default is inspired by Zero-based budgeting.
I went through all notifications and disabled most of them:
- Sounds? Gone.
- Badges? Gone.
- Banners? Gone.
For messaging apps, I just kept the badge. For calendar and reminders, I kept the lock screen alert. For a few others, I just kept the notification center.
The result: Less distraction, and more peace of mind.