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Open Notification Center in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 puts notifications in the Notification Center (Win+N) on the taskbar corner where you can view them instantly from the flyout.

You can select a notification in the Notification Center to read more or take action. Don’t want to take any action? To clear a specific notification, click/tap the X next to the notification you want to clear. If you want to clear all your notifications, click/tap on the¬†Clear all¬†button.

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Turn On or Off Hide Content of Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen (Win+L), Notification Center (Win+N), and notification banners at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

You can choose to hide content of notifications from apps when on the lock screen for privacy.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off hide content when notifications are on the lock screen for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Notification Banners from Apps in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen (Win+L), Notification Center (Win+N), and notification banners at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

If you like, you can turn on or off showing notification banners from specific apps above the taskbar corner.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show notification banners from apps for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Notifications in Notification Center in Windows 1

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen (Win+L), Notification Center (Win+N), and notification banners at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

If you like, you can turn on or off showing notifications from specific apps and other senders in the notification center.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show notifications in the notification center for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Priority of Notifications in Notification Center in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen (Win+L), Notification Center (Win+N), and notification banners at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

You can change the priority of notifications from apps for the order to show in the notification center.

This tutorial will show you how to change the priority of notifications in notification center for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Notification Center in Windows 11

Windows 11 puts notifications in the Notification Center (Win+N) on the taskbar corner where you can get to them instantly from the flyout.

You will also see the calendar flyout under the Notification Center flyout.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22610, you can disable opening the Notification Center and calendar flyouts via group policy.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to open the Notification Center for all or specific users in Windows 11.

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Choose which Android Apps to get Notifications from in Phone Link app

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

Once you’ve started receiving notifications, you can choose which apps you’d like to see notifications from.

This tutorial will show you how to choose which apps to get notifications from your Android phone in the Phone Link app for your account in Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Display Android Phone Notifications in Phone Link app on Windows 11 PC

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off display Android phone notifications in the Phone Link app for your account on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

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Turn On or Off Phone Link app Notification Banners in Windows 11

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing notifications from the Phone Link app for your Android phone for your account on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

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Enable or Disable Flash Screen during Audio Notifications in Windows 11

If you have trouble hearing audio alerts, you can have your PC display them visually.

You can choose to have the title bar of the active window, the active window, or the entire screen flash when a notification arrives, instead of relying on sound alone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off display audio alerts visually (aka: Sound Sentry) for your account in Windows 11.

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Set Priority Notifications for Do Not Disturb in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft reimagined focus assist experiences on Windows. Do not disturb makes it easy to silence notifications. Focus is a new experience that enables everyone to stay in the moment and minimize distractions on their PC. To help you stay on track, focus integrates with the Clock app for other focus tools, such as a focus timer and calming music.

It’s now easier than ever to silence notification banners with do not disturb. When you are ready to see the notifications that you may have missed, you can find them in Notification Center (Win+N).

You are always in control of your notifications. You can set up rules to automatically turn on do not disturb. For example, you could set do not disturb to automatically turn on outside of your work hours. Additionally, you can set priority notifications to control whether calls, reminders, and specific apps break through when do not disturb is on.

Set priority notifications allows you to choose which notifications are allowed while do not disturb is on, all others will remain in the Notification Center (Win+N). Alarms and important app notifications are not affected by Set priority notifications settings.

This tutorial will show you how to set priority notifications while do not disturb is on for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Do Not Disturb for Notifications in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft reimagined focus assist experiences on Windows. Do not disturb makes it easy to silence notifications. Focus is a new experience that enables everyone to stay in the moment and minimize distractions on their PC. To help you stay on track, focus integrates with the Clock app for other focus tools, such as a focus timer and calming music.

It’s now easier than ever to silence notification banners with do not disturb. When you are ready to see the notifications that you may have missed, you can find them in Notification Center (Win+N).

You are always in control of your notifications. You can set up rules to automatically turn on do not disturb. For example, you could set do not disturb to automatically turn on outside of your work hours. Additionally, you can set priority notifications to control whether calls, reminders, and specific apps break through when do not disturb is on.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Do not disturb mode for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Notification Sounds in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen (Win+L), Notification Center (Win+N), and notification banners at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

A sound will play by default when a notification arrives.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off notification sounds from all or specific senders for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Auto-restart Notifications for Windows Update in Windows 11

Windows Update keeps Windows 11 updated by automatically downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft.

You can turn on or off to show a notification when your device requires a restart to finish updating.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing auto-restart notifications for Windows Update in Windows 11.

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How to Turn On or Off Focus Assist in #Windows11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Focus assist 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.

  • Off¬†– Get all notifications from your apps and contacts.
  • Priority only¬†(on) – See only selected notifications from the¬†priority list.
  • Alarms only¬†(on) – Hide all notifications, except for alarms.

Automatic rules 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 on Show a summary of what I missed when focus assist was on 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.

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Turn On or Off Show Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 11

The lock screen is the stand by screen you see at startup, when you lock the computer, or when you sign out and are idle at least one minute.

The lock screen displays a background image, time, date, detailed status of selected app, and notifications by default.

When you dismiss the lock screen, you will see the sign-in screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing notifications on the lock screen for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Notifications in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen and at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off getting notifications from all or specific apps and other senders for your account in Windows 11.

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Change How Long Notifications Stay Open in Windows 11

Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen and at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

A notification banner will stay open for only 5 seconds by default until automatically dismissed to the Notification Center.

This tutorial will show you how to change how long to show notifications above the taskbar corner until dismissed for your account in Windows 11.

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How to Enable or Disable OneDrive On This Day Notifications in Android

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

The OneDrive On This Day feature reminds you of photos and videos stored to your OneDrive from years past to relive old memories.

When you Sign in to OneDrive and have it running, photos and videos stored to your OneDrive folder on your Android phone will sync to your online OneDrive > Photos > On this day by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the OneDrive “On this day” memories are available notifications in Android.

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