Is there a way to turn off Facebook notifications on the iPhone 4s?


My facebook notifications are out of hand. Even when my iPhone 4s is locked it shows me the inane garbage my friends post on Facebook. Is there a way to fix this?

Answer this Question


4 total
Vote Up (38)

Oh that's a cinch. Go to your Settings, select Notifications, and then there's GRANULAR controls for your apps which generate notifications. You can select whether you want an annoying Alert (that you have to click on to make it go away), a non-obtrusive Banner at the top of the screen, or None. Also with some apps there are options for using a Badge App Icon that will show up instead of the normal App icon when you have a notification waiting, as well as options for Showing a Preview of the notification, how many times to repeat the alert, and whether or not you wish for the alerts to show up if your phone is locked (what's the purpose of locking your phone if emails and texts can be read by anyone).


These settings apply to anyone using IOS5, not just to iPhone 4s users. Works great on my iPad.
Vote Up (31)

Hi bralphye,

It's definitely a good idea to turn off notifications you don't need, but don't stop with just Facebook. Be sure to check other apps too as those notifications can help eat up battery life.

Here's a good article that covers the issue of the 4S and battery life:


"The new notification system in iOS 5 is a welcome upgrade to the old-school method used by earlier versions. The system is so slick it entices new iPhone 4S owners to let every app on the phone send notifications for virtually every event the app tracks. Unfortunately, as Android phone owners can attest enabling notifications can be the quickest path to the shortest battery life on a new phone.

User forums are already rife with iPhone 4S owners complaining of poor battery life that is shorter than that of earlier iPhones. New owners are already discovering that apps that poll the web frequently for updates of one type or another can quickly drain the phone’s battery when outside the comfort of a Wi-Fi hotspot."

Vote Up (23)

That was the annoying part, iPhone eat so much battery specially when you have several apps that are auto sync and notified you in every updates. Even I turn them off, there they always go working in the background. For FB, what usually do is logging off one not using it, same to other tools and apps. Once I turn those on, the battery life just consume 7 to 10 hrs when using and specially I am using bluetooth iphone keyboard during I play certain games.

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Mobile payments; home automation; health tracking; Bluetooth LE beacons; ubiquitous media streaming, and inevitably, one last surprise: In true Apple style, the product presentation was packed.
If you're looking to buy a used iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device, Apple is now offering an online tool to let you first check if it's been locked down by the previous owner, which could indicate that it was actually stolen or lost.
A misunderstanding by immigration officials serves as a reminder of the potential headaches of working remotely from a foreign country
It's cheaper, more powerful, runs on Firefox OS and the Kickstarter project hit its goal during the first day.
Apple doesn't own Siri's core tech, and the company that does might get snapped up by Apple's nemesis.
Some U.S. television stations could make tens, or even hundreds, of millions of dollars by giving up their spectrum so that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission can sell it in an upcoming mobile broadband auction.
Nextdoor, a growing app for connecting people with their neighbors, wants to make those neighborhoods safer.
TiVo's Android app now supports streaming. Plus: A guide to Android for beginners, and go hands on with Nokia's offline maps for Android.
With features such as offline sync in the new version of its Mobile SDK, Amazon Web Services is hoping to lure developers away from the cloud services offered by Google and Apple.
Oracle has overhauled the way it will build user interfaces in a bid to meet customers' expectations for user-friendly mobile applications -- and also to keep pace with rivals and Workday.

White Papers & Webcasts

See more White Papers | Webcasts

Join us: