How to see old notifications on your iPhone in the Notification Center, and clear all your notifications at once

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If you've been away from your iPhone screen and are eager to catch up with what's new, the Notification Center is a great place to start.

Apple makes it a particularly easy menu to access, whether your phone is locked or unlocked. And it's the best way to view notifications that you may have initially missed.

Here's how to see and manage your old notifications.

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How to see old notifications on your iPhone

1. Pick up your iPhone to wake it up, or tap the screen (or press home screen button on the bottom for pre-iPhone X models).

2. From the lock screen, swipe up from the middle to see your notifications.

You can view your notifications on your lock screen.

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If your iPhone is already unlocked, you can swipe down from the top to see your old notifications.

How to clear old notifications on your iPhone

1. Next to the words Notification Center is an X in a grey circle. Tap and hold it.

Hold the grey X next to "Notification Center."

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2. "Clear All Notifications" will appear. Tap it to clear all your notifications.

You can also double-tap the X to clear your Notification Center.

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3. If you want to clear individual notifications, you can swipe left over a notification or a group of notifications for the same app. You'll see options to "Manage," "View," or "Clear" the notification. Tap "Clear."

Swipe left on a notification to view, manage, or clear it.

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You can manage your notifications from both a locked and unlocked screen.

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