OS X Daily reminds us of a helpful tip for displaying push notifications in the iOS 5 Notification Center. By default, iOS 5 displays notifications manually, meaning that they are organized by their associated apps.

For those of us that get tons of notifications throughout the day, it can be better to have things sorted by time of arrival. Changing this setting is actually dead simple.

In Settings > Notifications > Sort Apps, tap the “By Time” option. Your incoming push notifications will now be reordered in descending order from the most recent notification. Instead of everything grouping by app, notifications from random apps will be displayed with their time of arrival displayed.

Let us know if you have any other tips for managing push notifications in the comments section below!

  • Anonymous

    yaaaaawn 😉

    • Carn’t be that bad , you decided to leave a comment..

      • Anonymous

        didn’t say that it’s bad. it’s just boring (a little bit) 😉

      • Don’t forget get that this site is for the new to iOS and the old..

  • Brad Sanders

    You know what I’d like? A setting to be silent on alerts between certain periods.. specifically when I am sleeping.

  • Anonymous

    I’m roozbeh from iran

  • can u tell me plz how i can get notification on my iphone 3gs 5.0.1 only i get notification from email:(

    • Anonymous

      what notifications would you like to have?