Push Notification is a great way to allow an app to notify you of an event without actually needing to boot up the app, but there are several reasons why you may want to turn off push notification on your iPad, not the least of which is that it can save battery life. And in addition to turning off push notifications, you can also turn on or off for individual apps.
How to Turn Off Push Notifications:
- Go to your iPad settings by touching the Settings icon on your iPad's display. This is the icon that looks like gears.
- This will take you to a screen with a list of settings on the left side. Notifications are near the top, just under the Wi-Fi settings.
- Once you choose the Notifications setting, you can turn off push notifications by touching to the right of the word "On". You can flip notifications from off back to on by touching to the left of the word "Off".
Turn Off Push Notifications For Individual Apps:
- Follow the steps above to get to the Notification settings. You should reach a screen similar to the one shown above.
- When Push Notifications are turned on, each individual app you have installed that uses push notifications will be listed on the right side of the screen.
- Touch the app name to modify the app's push notification settings.
- From this screen, you can turn off Sounds, Alerts and/or Badges. Sounds is the plopping sound a push notification makes, alerts are the small message the pops up on the screen, and badges are the the numbers that appear on the app's icon, such as the iPad Mail icon showing the number four when you have four unread emails.