How to Turn Off Notifications for Specific Apps in Windows 10

Dave LeClair 04-01-2016

Have you ever been in the middle of something, perhaps watching a movie, and then Windows 10 decides to pop up a notification with a loud sound? This is pretty annoying, especially when it’s an app that you really don’t care about. Thankfully, you can turn off notifications for specific apps relatively easily.


First, open Settings. Once in, click System. Next, go to Notifications and actions. On the right side of the screen, you’ll see a list of apps — click the one you want to mute. On the next screen, turn off the option labeled Play a sound when notification arrives.


Repeat the steps for each app you want to mute, and when you’re done you’ll still be able to get a popup for them, and the ones you don’t turn off will function as normal. It’s a great way to make a quieter PC experience.

Do you have tips for better handing notifications in Windows 10? Share with us in the comments!

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Related topics: Notification, Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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  1. Eric
    January 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I have turned off Malwarebytes anti-exploit several times, but once you have to restart the pc, it turns back on. I found out that you need to turn notifications off completely if you don't want to be hassled by them at all.