NotificationsÂ are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.
Focus assistÂ allows you to avoid distracting notifications when you need to stay focused, and is set by default to activate automatically under certain conditions.
To stay focused, you can choose which notifications you would like to see and hear, and the rest will go straight to the Notification Center (Win+N) where you can see them any time.
Automatic rulesÂ allows you to choose the times and activities when you do not want to be disturbed and focus assist will turn on automatically even if focus assist is currently turned off.
You can turn onÂ Show a summary of what I missed when focus assist was onÂ to be sent a notification when you exit from focus assist about what was redirected to Action Center. Deselect this to deactivate this notification.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off focus assist for your account in Windows 11.