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Notification Center Settings

From time to time, apps will need to interrupt what you are doing or alert you even when you are not using your iPad. In iOS 5, this is unified through the Notifications Center. The Notifications Center will give you alerts in one of two ways: as a box in the middle of your screen or as a drop-down notification from the top. You can change this setting for each app in the Notifications section of the Settings app.

  1. Tap the Notifications category in the Settings app.
  2. Tap any app to view its notifications settings. If an app isn’t listed, it doesn’t send out any notifications.
  3. You can remove an app from the Notifications Center so it doesn’t send any notifications.
  4. You can limit the number of items that the Notifications Center shows for this particular app at one time.
  5. Choosing the None alert style means that neither a banner nor alert will appear.
  6. Choosing Banners means that a drop-down banner will appear when the app has a message, and it will go away on its own after a few seconds. These do not interrupt your work when they appear.
  7. Choosing Alerts means that a box pops up in the middle of the screen when the app has a message, and you must dismiss it to continue.
  8. Badge App Icon means that the icon will show a number over it when there is a message.
  9. View in Lock Screen means that alerts from this app will appear even when the iPad is locked.
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