If you don’t like to show all notifications on your iPhone lock screen then you can always show the notification count on the iPhone lock screen in iOS 16.
Every day, we receive a tonne of alerts; some are crucial, while others we rarely glance at but don’t want to stop getting. They are kept till the day’s conclusion. But when they accumulate, it might get tiresome to constantly check for new notifications.
However, with iOS 16, the notifications section has undergone a much-needed makeover. To begin with, notifications no longer fill the full screen but rather slide down from the bottom of the lock screen. But the most significant adjustment is that you can reduce their intrusiveness even more by having your lock screen just show a notification count rather of the app’s real notifications.
This so offers a decent compromise between the two if you don’t want to remove your lock screen alerts but also don’t want to stare at the clutter. The new design is particularly useful if you frequently find your iPhone lying face up among people and don’t want the alerts you are getting to be broadcast.
How to Show Notification Count on iPhone Lock Screen (iOS 16)
You may change the default to a number if you just don’t like the stack or list of alerts that appear on your iPhone’s lock screen. So, until you expand them, you’ll just see the overall amount of new alerts on your lock screen rather than all the notifications from various applications and their content. You won’t be able to see which app sent the notice unless you manually inspect them, even when a fresh notification comes in.
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap Notifications.
3. Select Display As.
4. Here, you’ll see 3 options:
- Count: Shows the notifications count at the bottom of the lock screen
- Stack: Displays notifications as a stack (selected by default)
- List: Presents your notifications in a list view.
If you want to display the notification count on your iPhone, choose Count.
Manually Hide the Notifications to Display Count
On your iPhone, the notifications will often show up as stacks. But with iOS 16, they may be momentarily hidden with a simple swipe. Swipe down on your notifications from the lock screen to access them. To open Spotlight search, remember to swipe on the notifications rather than anywhere else on the lock screen.
All new notifications will disappear, and a number will appear at the bottom in their place.
The various notification layouts on the lock screen may be changed in an even simpler method. The notification count on your iPhone will appear by simply pinching using two fingers on the iOS 16 lock screen. For an example of how this functionality functions, see the GIF below:
These were the steps to enable and show notification count on the iPhone lock screen on iOS 16.