How to Show Notification Count on iPhone in iOS 16 (2022)

Apple has redesigned the way notifications appear on your iPhone in iOS 16. To change, notifications now appear in a stack and you can see them from the bottom of the lock screen. Yes, all notifications are now more accessible, but you can change their layout with a simple pinch gesture. If you don’t like the stack or list layout, you can choose to see only the number of notifications on your iPhone’s lock screen. Apart from providing a clean lock screen experience, the number layout also protects your personal information from prying eyes. So, if you have installed iOS 16 developer beta on your iPhone, read on to know how to show notification count on iPhone in iOS 16.

Show number of notifications on iPhone lock screen (2022)

If you’ve enabled notifications for multiple 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.

Show Notification Count on iPhone Lock Screen

1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app and choose “Notice“.

Setting Notifications on iPhone

2. Now press “Show asat the top of the “Notifications” settings page.

Show as option

3. Next, you have the choice between three different notification styles:

  • Count: Shows the number of notifications at the bottom of the lock screen.
  • Stack: Shows notifications as a stack (selected by default).
  • Listing: Presents your notifications in a list view. Choose this if you want to keep scrolling through your messy Notification Center.
Show number of notifications on iPhone

Here choose the “Count“, and you’re done! Just press the power button and see the notification count, which appears between the flashlight and camera icons on your iPhone’s lock screen.

How to View Notification Count on iPhone in iOS 16

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

Pinch to see number of notifications on iPhone lock screen

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

How to View Notification Count on iPhone in iOS 16

Also, you can just swipe down on the notification when it comes to changing the layout. The “x Notification” badge will appear on your iPhone’s lock screen when you do this 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 Notification List on iPhone Lock Screen

For people who miss the iOS 15 style notification list view, all you need to do is select the “List” option on the “Notifications” settings page. You’ll get back the old notification list that we used in iOS 15. It’s good that Apple offered this choice to iPhone users.

notification list like ios 15 on iphone in ios 16

Frequently Asked Questions

Which iPhone models support the notification count feature?

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

How to get iOS 15 old style notification view back?

By choosing “List” view in the notification settings, you can restore the iOS 15 style notification view to your iPhone.

Customize Notification Display on iPhone in iOS 16

This is how you can change the notification layout in iOS 16 to suit your needs better. If you want to customize the notifications system further, I recommend you enable the Notifications Summary feature on your iPhone. Introduced with iOS 15 last year, this feature lets you schedule non-emergency notifications and have them delivered at a preferred time. That said, what was your experience with iOS 16? Let us know your thoughts on the notification system as well as other major features like Quick Note on iPhone and the ability to cancel and edit iMessages.