How To Disable Chrome Notifications
Google Chrome notifications were initially set up to benefit users, but they are more of an annoyance for many. If you are the type that would rather not get these notifications, you’ll be pleased to find that they can be disabled. No matter the device, there’s a quick and easy way to stop them.
Stop Chrome Notifications on Android
If you’re one of the many who use the Chrome browser on Android and find its notifications bothersome, you can quickly turn off the option. You’ll no longer get those pesky notifications with just a few changes to your Chrome settings. Here’s how to do it.
- Launch the “Chrome app” on your Android, then tap the “Three vertical dots” icon in the upper-right corner.
- From the drop-down menu, choose “Settings.”
- Locate and press “Notifications.”
- To stop all notifications, toggle “Show notifications” off.
- To manage which notifications you receive, toggle the switch to the on position.
- Scroll down further, and you’ll see a list of websites. You can toggle the on/off switch to manage which ones you want to continue to receive notifications.
Stop Chrome Notifications on an iPhone
Those who use the Chrome browser on an iPhone will not receive website notifications. However, you may have that feature enabled if you get the occasional pop-up. Fortunately, there’s a quick solution. To turn them off, follow the instructions below.
- Launch the “Chrome app” on your iPhone.
- Tap the “Gear” icon to access settings.
- Select “Content Settings.”
- Enable “Block Pop-ups” to prevent new ones from appearing.
Stop Chrome Notifications in Windows 10/11
On Windows 11, if you find Chrome notifications too distracting, you can easily disable them. All you need to do is make a few adjustments to Chrome’s settings. Neither time-consuming nor difficult, you can get Chrome to work how you want. Here’s all you need to do.
- Launch “Chrome” and tap the “Three dots” icon in the top-right-hand corner of the screen.
- Using the drop-down window, click on “Settings.”
- Choose “Privacy and security” within the left-pane menu.
- Click “Site settings.”
- Scroll down to the “Permissions” section and click “Notifications.”
- Select “Don’t allow sites to send notifications.”
- You also have the option to choose “Use quieter notifications” if desired. You can scroll down and manage which websites can still send notifications.
Stop Chrome Notifications on a Mac
Some Mac users don’t like the distraction of Chrome notifications. Although it’s meant to be helpful, they can be bothersome. Thankfully, there’s a solution, and these notifications can be turned off with a quick change to your Chrome settings. Here’s what you’ll need to do to turn off Chrome notifications.
- Open “Chrome” on your Mac and click the “Three dots” icon in the screen’s upper-right corner.
- Using the drop-down menu, tap on “Settings.”
- A new browser window will open. From the left-pane menu, pick “Privacy and security.”
- Select “Site Settings.”
- Scroll down to “Permissions” and click the “Notifications” option. To stop all Chrome notifications, tap the button next to “Don’t allow sites to send notifications.”
- Below “Notifications,” you’ll see a list of websites with their current notification settings.
- To the right of each one, you can turn notifications off or on for each.
Disabling Chrome Notifications FAQs
I’ve disabled Chrome notifications, but I still get some pop-ups. Did I do something wrong?
What’s probably happening is you’ve inadvertently downloaded a malicious extension, and that’s the culprit. Fortunately, you can quickly check which extensions are running in Chrome and then easily disable or delete them. Here’s how to do it.
1. Launch Chrome and tap on the “Three dots” icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
2. Select “More tools” from the drop-down menu.
3. Click on “Extensions.”
4. You’ll see a list of all of your Chrome extensions.
5. You’ll have two options if you see any you don’t recognize.
· Select “Delete” to permanently remove it
· Toggle the “Disable” switch to turn it off
Are Chrome notifications really that useful?
These pop-up notifications can be helpful to some, although many Chrome users see them as a significant distraction. An excellent example of them being beneficial is if you have notifications enabled for your social media accounts. Without opening the app, you get a quick pop-up message alerting you to any likes or comments you’ve received. You can then quickly decide to respond to them or ignore them. Or perhaps you have notifications enabled for your favorite blog. Every time there’s a new post, you’ll get an alert.
Some of the notifications I get seem odd. Should I be concerned?
Yes and no. The notifications are harmless. However, if you receive one that seems like clickbait, don’t click on it. Your device may be infected with malware, causing you to receive notifications baiting you to open them. If you do click on one, there’s a chance you’ll be directed to a questionable website. However, not clicking on them won’t compromise your device. If you feel you may have malware on your computer, it’s best to run your anti-virus or malware detection app.
Stop Bothersome Chrome Notifications
What was meant to benefit Chrome users can become a major distraction for some. Fortunately, no matter which device you use, these annoying notifications can easily be turned off. By making a quick adjustment to Chrome’s settings, you can stop them completely. If there are some notifications you’d still like to get, there’s also a way to manage them individually. The process to do this is straightforward and only takes a few clicks.