8 Ways To Get Push Notifications Under Control If They're Overwhelming


Getting constant push notifications from your email, messages, social media platforms, and every other app can be overwhelming — especially when you're trying to be productive or just disconnect from technology. And while manually turning all your push notifications off or putting your phone on "Do Not Disturb" seem like good solutions, they're not always feasible. So if you want to get your push notifications under control, you might need extra help.

A 2014 Telefonic Research study found that the average person gets 63.5 push notifications a day. That means an average of about 64 separate dings, bells, or vibrations every 24 hours. If you think about trying to get work done with all of these distractions popping up, the struggle is real. Although it would be ideal to just turn your phone off and focus, that's easier said than done. Instead, it might be better for you to find a way to manage your notifications without having to think about each app all the time. And luckily for you, there are different apps and methods to help you get organized.

Here's a handful of ways to get your phone notifications under control if you have an Android and all those pings are getting overwhelming. And if you don't know how to manage your notifications on iPhone, get ready to learn: