How to Remove Tips and Other Apps From Notifications on the iPad

Only get notifications from the apps you choose

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The iPad doesn't come with a manual, although you can download one. Instead, it has a Tips app to help you find features and learn how to use those features. If you don't want to receive these notices in the Notification Center, turn tip notifications off if you don't need the help. If you like the notices but want to limit the ways you get tip notifications, change the alert style.

These instructions apply to devices running iOS 8 and later.

How to Turn Off Tips

Turning off notifications stops Tips from sending you messages, but you can still open the app to learn about new features.

To turn off notifications:

  1. Open Settings.

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  2. Tap Notifications.

    Tips notifications on iPad
  3. In the Notification Style section, tap Tips.

    The apps in this menu appear alphabetically.

    Tips notifications on iPad
  4. Turn off the Allow Notifications toggle switch.

    Turn off notifications iPad
  5. Repeat these steps for any app in the Notification settings to stop them from sending you messages.

Change the Tip Notification Alert Style

If you want to allow notifications but limit how notifications appear on the screen, turn on the Allow Notifications toggle switch, then go to the Alerts section. To choose where notifications appear, select the places where you want notifications to appear:

  • Lock Screen: Displays notifications without waking the device.
  • Notification Center: Swipe down from the top of the screen to see notifications.
  • Banners: Notifications appear when you're in and out of other apps.
  • Banner Style: Choose between a temporary notification and one that stays on the screen until you dismiss or tap on it.

The Options section has tools to organize notifications:

  • Show Previews: Adds information to the notification, for example, the contents of a text message.
  • Notification Grouping: Saves clutter in the Notification Center by sorting messages into stacks based on the app used.

If you don't need the Tips app or any of the default utilities that come with a new version of iOS, you can delete them. On the Home screen, tap and hold the app icon until the icons shake, then tap the X in the upper-left corner to remove the app from your iPad.