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Notifications are a good way of staying up-to-date with the latest relevant information. You can enable notifications for apps as well as websites so that you’ll be notified of anything that is important.

Despite the importance of notifications, sometimes it can get extremely annoying. Apps will abuse this feature to spam you with unimportant messages, but luckily, Apple has provided an easy way to disable notifications from any app or website that you no longer want to hear from.

In this guide, we will show you how to disable and completely turn off notifications on Mac.

How to Turn Off Notifications for Individual Apps in Mac

Step 1: Click on the Apple logo in the menu bar and choose System Preferences.

Step 2: Click on Notifications.

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Step 3: On the left side, you’ll find a list of all the apps installed on your Mac as well as the websites that you’ve subscribed to receive notifications.

Step 4: To disable notifications for an app or website, choose it from the list and then select the None option as shown in the screenshot below.

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Step 5: Repeat this process for all the apps that you want to turn off the notifications for. Once you’re done, close the Notifications settings.

That’s all you need to do to disable the pesky notifications that you receive from various apps and websites. If at any point you’d like to turn on notifications for an app, simply go back to the Notifications settings and enable it.

How to Disable All Notifications on Mac

Just like in iOS, macOS also has Do Not Disturb feature that allows you to disable notifications for a certain period of time. Here’s how you can use it

Step 1: Click on the Apple logo in the menu bar and choose System Preferences.

Step 2: Click on Notifications.

Step 3: On the left side where the apps are listed, you’ll find Do Not Disturb. Click on it.

Step 4: Now turn it on and specify the duration that it has to remain enabled.

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Once you enable Do Not Disturb, all banners and alerts will be hidden and notification sounds will get silenced until the time that you specified.

If you face any issues, let us know in the comments below.

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