How to turn off WhatsApp notifications

In our earlier article we explained about how to hide WhatsApp message preview which hides the message content from notification and only shows the senders name. However, if you are not satisfied by that then you can completely turn off WhatsApp notifications if it’s annoying to you or for some reason you don’t want to show up WhatsApp notifications on home screen. So to get rid of WhatsApp messages popup on top of the screen follow this article which covers how to turn off WhatsApp notifications in status bar on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.

Whether its a WhatsApp group or a single user, the below methods will turn off notifications for all. Windows phone and iPhone have single method to turn off notifications whereas there are different ways to turn off notifications in WhatsApp for different Android devices.

Turn OFF WhatsApp Notifications

Steps to disable WhatsApp notification on Android

The below method is for Samsung Android devices

  • Open Setting in your Android phone.
  • Choose the More tab.
  • Look for Application Manager and tap on it.
  • Choose WhatsApp.
  • Next, set turn off show notification.

The below method is used in some of the Android devices to turn off WhatsApp notifications

  • You have to first open the WhatsApp app.
  • Next navigate to Settings-> Notifications.
  • Now tap on Popup Notification and select No popup.

Another method to disable notification in WhatsApp on Android device

  • Go to the Setting of your Android phone.
  • Look for Apps and tap on it.
  • Scroll down and look for WhatsApp, tap on it.
  • Now uncheck the checkbox next to the “show notifications”.

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Steps to disable WhatsApp notifications on Windows Phone

  • Open Windows phone Settings.
  • Tap on notifications+actions. It will take you to notifications settings from where you can hide WhatsApp notification in status bar.
  • Next, look for WhatsApp and tap on it.
  • Now switch off Show in action centre to stop showing WhatsApp messages on your notification bar.

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Way to turn off WhasApp notifications on iPhone

Below goes the method to disable WhatsApp notifications on iPhone.

  • Open iPhone Settings, tap on Notifications.
  • In Notifications screen, look for WhatsApp and tap on it.
  • Swipe Allow Notifications to turn off incoming WhatsApp messages on notification bar.

After following this article you will not get WhatsApp notifications in status bar. You can share your thoughts via comments.

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7 thoughts on “How to turn off WhatsApp notifications

  1. Unfotunately every time the phone is switched off and on again notifications are always on (at least on my Android 4.2.2 phone). So if you have the phone set to power down ond up again at set times this procedure has to be repeated daily

    1. Hi Kevin,

      Actually the Android OS coming from different vendors of Smartphones are modified, so this could be the reason for the same issue. However if I get some solution, I will revert to you asap.

  2. If i turn off the notification , when a person sends me msgs will it show that has 2 ticks ?
    As in will it show that i have been deliverd ?

  3. I am using samsung j7 and I dont want whatsapp pop ups messages on my phone screen. On the settings we dnt have MORE tab option. Please help……

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