How to Disable All Notification Alerts on Your Mac

Notifications coming from the notification bar can be annoying at times. Whether you have just ejected a disk or an app requires some information from you; your Mac will send you a notification letting you know about it. If these notification alerts arrive in bulk or if they come while you are working on something important on your Mac, you are sure to lose your focus and be annoyed.

While your Mac has the “Do Not Disturb” feature to let you turn off these notifications, it automatically gets turned off after a certain time, and you have to turn it on again in order to disable the notifications. Turning on this feature is an annoyance in itself, and that is why we have figured out a method below that lets you keep the “Do Not Disturb” feature turned on for lifetime so that your notification bar does not ever send you any notifications to annoy you.

You do not need a third-party app to get the job done; you just need to play around with your Mac Settings.

1. Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner and select “System Preferences…” to be taken to your Mac settings panel.

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2. Once in the System Preferences panel, click on the option that says “Notifications” which can be found in the first row of the panel.

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3. On the screen that follows, click on “Do Not Disturb” in the left panel.

Now, under the “Turn on Do Not Disturb” section, checkmark the box that says “From” and set up the time as follows:

Set any time in the “From” box and enter “From-1” in the “To” box. If the “From” box has the time 10:05 PM, the “To” box should have 10:04 PM.

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What happens here is that the above configured settings keep the “Do Not Disturb” feature turned on forever, and it does not automatically get turned off like it did before. That way it prevents all the alerts that come from the notification bar on your Mac and helps you focus on your actual work.

Should you wish to see the notifications that have come into existence after you turned on the Do Not Disturb feature, you can do so by sliding over the notifications panel from the right-side.

While there are ways to completely disable the notifications bar on your Mac, the above solution works just fine to get rid of the notifications and even helps you bring them back should you desire by just unchecking a checkbox in the system panel.

If you are annoyed by the constant attack of notification alerts on your Mac, the above solution should help you get rid of them instantly. ThisĀ is reversible so you can always get to the default whenever you wish.

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