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How to turn off Tapatalk alerts on iPhone?

BGL

Well-known member
#1
With the new IOS6, Tapatalk annoyingly keeps posting alerts on my phone about forums I follow using Tapatalk.

I looked at Settings/Notifications where all such controls are supposed to be. TapaTalk is listed there under "Not in Notification Center" and all the settings there are set to OFF.

In Tapatalk main screen on Settings, Push Notifications are set to OFF and email notifications are set to OFF.

Is there another area I'm missing to stop the Tapatalk notifications?
 

BGL

Well-known member
#2
Still no solution. I get the TapaTalk alerts in the iPhone despite General/Notifications and TapaTalk has no notifications activated.

It looks like TapaTalk and Gmail for that matter are not affected by Notification settings on the IOS iPhone despite the notice that all such settings are there for the iPhone.

I like Tapatalk but I'm about to delete it from the iPhone for its bad behavior.
 

BGL

Well-known member
#7
I would start with Tapatalk's support forum AND also see if the Tapatalk dev will respond to you here: http://xenforo.com/community/thread...foro-ios-android-blackberry-mobile-app.27837/
Unfortunately TapaTalk is slow to non-responsive on many issues, this is one of them. I was hoping there was some IOS6 setting I was missing. I would consider it more of an IOS6 issue as Apple says that ALL notification settings are under General/Notifications but clearly that's not the case and rogue apps like Tapatalk ignore those settings. But I was hoping there was a setting I was missing.
 

melbo

Well-known member
#8
I have Push turned OFF on my forum and OFF on my Tapatalk (phone) but certain threads (not all) continue to push through to my phone.
 

BGL

Well-known member
#9
I have Push turned OFF on my forum and OFF on my Tapatalk (phone) but certain threads (not all) continue to push through to my phone.
It's first and foremost an IOS issue. If Apple states that user controls ALL notifications vis the iPhone's "Notifications" settings then that is where the controls should be and they should work. It is a problem if software developers like TapaTalk can ignore the users phone controls. Tapatalk is losing customers by being a rouge app regarding notifications as we see from the complaints here and on the forums.
 

BGL

Well-known member
#10
I think I found the solution. A "pilot error" solution...with Apple as the co-pilot.

In Settings/Notifications even if the application is "Off" you have to set the alert panel under it to "None" because "Off" doesn't really mean "Off".
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#11
Oh. I see what's happened. You have set Notification Center to off fpr Tapatalk. That is the list of notifications you get if you swipe down from the top of the screen.

Turning that off wouldn't disable the Notifications themselves. They would just stop them appearing in that list. As you've rightly discovered you wanted to turn the alerts off.

Guess it makes sense :)
 

BGL

Well-known member
#12
Turning that off wouldn't disable the Notifications themselves.
Of course not. One would be a fool to think turning off Notifications for an application actually turned off notifications for an applications especially when told that all notifications are handled by Notifications. It would be madness.
Guess it makes sense.
In an Alice in Wonderland way it makes perfect sense.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#13
It does make sense.

There is a thing called the Notification Center:

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You can stop apps from showing in here (which is what you did with Tapatalk) while still allowing Alerts to be displayed.

So you could have Tapatalk notifications displayed in the notification center without alerts or alerts without notification center or off completely.
 

BGL

Well-known member
#14
It does make sense. There is a thing called the Notification Center
Where ALL NOTIFICATIONS ARE MANAGED per Apple.
You can stop apps from showing in here (which is what you did with Tapatalk) while still allowing Alerts to be displayed.
Ah...of course...Alerts are not Notifications in any way. Gotcha.
So you could have Tapatalk notifications displayed in the notification center without alerts or alerts without notification center or off completely.
Makes perfect sense...I turn off all Notifications for an app and still get Notifications...er..."Alerts" which are not notifications in some alternate universe.

1. Turn off Notifications for an App...Notifications are turned off.
2. Turn on Notifications for an App...Choose which notifications to display.

Nah...that's too easy and common sense.

There were at least 10 different threads on this on the Tapatalk forum so lots of users were RTFM and turning off all notifications expecting all notifications to be turned off. Same is no doubt true for other apps so clearly Apple got it wrong.

What was interesting is Tapatalk didn't know what was going on either and would suggest resetting the phone or deleting and reinstalling Tapatalk on the phone or iPad.

Off should mean Off.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#15
I'm afraid you're still misunderstanding.

Notifications are managed in Settings > Notifications.

Notification Center is where notifications are displayed. You do not manage notifications in the Notification Center.

This is one of the types of alerts you can have, e.g from the Mail app:

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This is what that alert looks like in the Notification Center:

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You turned off only one of these where you needed to turn off both. The granularity is actually quite convenient.

I have only Mail displayed in the Notification Center so I have easy access to them. Everything else such as SMS I have alerts for but I do not display them in the Notification Center.

Off does mean off. When you turn the correct things off.