How to Show the Notification Count on iPhone in iOS 16

With iOS 16, Apple has changed how notifications look on your iPhone. Unlike before, notifications are now shown as a stack that you can access from the lock screen's bottom. Yeah, all the notifications are more accessible now, but you can change their layout with a pinch gesture. You can select to only display the notification count on your iPhone lock screen if you don't like the stack or list style. The count layout not only provides a clear lock screen experience but also shields your private information from prying eyes. Read on to find out how to display the number of notifications on an iPhone in iOS 16 if you loaded the iOS 16 developer beta on your device.

Show Notification Count on iPhone Lock Screen (2022)

If you have enabled notifications for several apps, it doesn’t take too long for the lock screen to look cluttered. The notification count view could be the perfect way to keep your lock screen clean, especially when you have customized the lock screen in iOS 16 with your favorite widgets and fonts.

Display the Notification Count on iPhone Lock Screen

1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app and choose “Notifications“.
Notifications Setting on iPhone
2. Now, tap on “Display As” at the top of the “Notifications” settings page.

Display As option

3. Next, you have three different notification styles to choose from:
  • Count: Shows the notifications count at the bottom of the lock screen.
  • Stack: Displays notifications as a stack (selected by default).
  • List: Presents your notifications in a list view. Choose this if you wish to keep scrolling through your messy notifications center.
Show notification count on iPhone
Here, choose the “Count” option, and you are done! Just press the power button and see the notification count, which appears between the flashlight and camera icons on your iPhone lock screen.

How to Show the Notification Count on iPhone in iOS 16

4. Of course, if you ever want to change the notification view, you can back to “Settings -> Notifications -> Display As” and then select from among the three layouts.

Pinch to See Notification Count on iPhone Lock Screen

There’s an even easier way to switch between the different notification layouts on the lock screen. Simply use two fingers to pinch on the iOS 16 lock screen and the notification count will show up on your iPhone. See the GIF below for a demo of how this feature works:

How to Show the Notification Count on iPhone in iOS 16
Moreover, you can just swipe down on the notification when it arrives to change the layout. The “x Notification” badge will appear on your iPhone lock screen when you do that twice. Keep in mind that it is temporary and will automatically default to the selected state when a new notification arrives.

Get iOS 15-Style Notifications List on iPhone Lock Screen

You only need to choose "List" from the options on the "Notifications" settings page if you miss the iOS 15-style notification list view. You will regain access to the previous notification list that was included in iOS 15. It's great that Apple gave iPhone owners this option.

notification list like ios 15 on iphone in ios 16

Frequently Asked Questions

Which iPhone Models Support Notification Count Feature?

You can choose to show the notifications count on any compatible iPhone that supports iOS 16.

How Do You Get Back the Old iOS 15 Style Notification View?

By choosing the “List” view in the notifications setting, you can bring back the iOS 15-style notification view on your iPhone.

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