This will show you how to change order of apps in iphone or ipad notification center for groups of apps in your ipad or iphone notification center. It helps when you have lots of apps that send lots of notifications and you only want the important ones on top.

goto settings > notifications

There are two options to control the order of the notifications in notification center: ‘manually’ and ‘by time’.

Choosing ‘by time’ will put the group with the latest notifications on top.
Choosing ‘manually’ will let you pick the order of the groups of notifications when you show the notification center.

Change order of apps in iphone or ipad notification center

If you press ‘edit’ in the top left of the notification center then you can re-order the apps.

Change order of apps in iphone or ipad notification center

I generally have mine set to manual, as I’m not really concerned about most things other than my email and my calendars, which go on top.

Sources: Apple Support


D3 · October 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I’m trying to short it manually, but as soon as I leave settings it changes back to a random order… Is this happening with anyone else???

Jason Higgins · October 14, 2011 at 1:17 am

I’m having the same issue with the order changing back to random order after I leave the notifications setting page.

AlainJ · October 14, 2011 at 7:15 am

D3, same thing is happening with me!!
anyone knows how to fix this?

Paul Minshall · October 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I had the same problem with my wife’s iPhone. Mine worked fine, so I rebooted her phone and now it works fine. The orders stay the way I placed them. Hope this helps others. :)