Are you receiving Twitter notifications on your iOS device that have nothing to do with you? There’s a fix for that.
New Notifications Center
With the release of iOS 7 came the redesigned three-fold Notifications Center to give easy access to the day’s events, all your notifications or just those notifications that you’ve missed. What’s more, the Notification Center can now be reached directly from the lock screen, making access much easier and faster.
While it is a very handy feature it has an annoying aspect that many find frustrating.
Ever since iOS 7 was released I have been pestered by the Notification Center alerting me of tweets that are unrelated to me. They contain no mention of me, are not a reply to one of my tweets, are not a retweet of one of my tweets, and seem completely random. The only thing that connects me with the tweet is that it is from one of the accounts I follow.
Taming the Naughty Notification Center
Perhaps you’ve searched through the manuals in an attempt to find a way of stopping these alerts. Alas, there is no mention of the problem there or how to fix it.
The solution is actually very simple:
The next time you receive one of these unwanted alerts, tap on the tweet to go to that user’s profile then tap the cog on the left to enter the settings area for that user.
Now tap on “Turn off Notifications” and alerts from that person will no longer appear in the Notifications Center.
That’s it! That is all you need to do to stop the unwanted alerts. Repeat for each user that you don’t want to receive alerts for.
I’d just like to add that I have nothing at all against Amanda, otherwise I would simply unfollow her. For some reason Amanda’s settings were set to notify me of every tweet she made.
I have a different problem and can’t find an answer anywhere. When tweets show up in my Notification Center, I select one, it opens the Twitter app, I read it. All good. But when I go back to NC, all of the other unread tweets are gone. They don’t show up under All or Missed or anywhere. Any help, Please??
That’s a great question Aly, I’ve also found that frustrating. I’ve searched for an answer and not found anything though. Let’s hope it’s a bug that gets fixed in the next iOS update.
As for the two comments above. Can anyone help with this as coming from Android. Twitter notifications were awesome. I still switch sim card for that reason
Sorry Jeff, I am not familiar enough with Android to help you with that.
“all you have to do”
Yeah… for hundreds of people…
I have a similar but different problem. I just downloaded the twitter app and I have push notifications on for people tweeting at me, retweeting and favoriting my tweets, etc. but the app has been sending notifications to my phone after every person I follow tweets. So basically I am getting notifications to my phone about every single tweet on my timeline. Does anybody know how to stop this?
Considering I follow hundreds of people, I’ll have to do this at least once a week. Indefinitely.
Guess I have to just delete the app?
I need help with my notifications. I’ll get a notification and no matter if I read it or don’t read it, I’ll get it about 4 more times and it like my phone doesn’t shut up.
Actually, there is an easier way instead of going user-by-user and doing this for dozens if not hundreds of accounts you follow, simply do the following:
1. open the Twitter iPhone App, in the “me” tab click on the cog icon (to the right of your own thumbnail image) and select “settings”.
2. Click on your account name under “accounts”. Now you will get a settings page that starts off with “notifications” section.
3. The first item is “tweets”. Click it: Here you can turn off this feature.
That’s all there’s to it!
That will work, but it’s the ‘nuclear option’ – it will also stop all your wanted notifications as well. Not ideal. But it is from there that you can also selectively turn off notifications from those who you don’t want to receive notifications from.
I tried this one and it worked. To turn off badge app icons/notifications for tweets under the “Timeline” tab, open your Twitter app, click Me >> Settings >> Accounts (click your twitter name/ ID) >> turn off NEWS and OTHER. Let me know if this works for you.
Does anyone know how to get rid of notifications when several people favourite and retweet a tweet or follow someone. These ones are annoying me immensely.
Notifications keep showing up and have called Verizon and taken phone to store no one can help me get this persons notifications which I do not follow to stop!!! Help i have changed every thing on phone possible and also have contacted the person who posted photo to ask to please take me off. He told me I would have to do it . About ready to trash A very expensive phone!!!’n
Hi Donna, did you try the instructions I described in this blog post?
Tap on the person’s tweet to go to that user’s profile then tap the cog on the left to enter the settings area for that user. Then tap on “Turn off Notifications”. Alerts from that person will no longer appear in the Notifications Centre.