Notification Center collects your notifications in one place, so you can review them whenever you’re ready. View details about your day—such as the weather forecast, appointments, birthdays, stock quotes, and even a quick summary of what’s coming up tomorrow. Tap the Notifications tab to review all your alerts.

Open Notification Center. Drag down from the top edge of the screen.

Today view of Notification Center showing the date, traffic conditions, and the day’s events.

Set Today options. To choose what information appears, tap the Edit key at the end of your information on the Today tab. Tap + or — to add or remove information. To arrange the order of your information, touch the grabber icon, then drag it to a new position.

Note: You can’t see the Edit key if you access Today View from the Lock screen.

Set notification options. Go to Settings > Notifications. Tap an app to set its notification options. For example, choose to view a notification from the Lock screen. You can also tap Edit to arrange the order of app notifications. Touch the grabber icon, then drag it to a new position.

Note: To include traffic conditions for your commute in the Today tab, make sure Frequent Locations is turned on in Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations.

Get government alerts. In some areas, you can turn on alerts in the Government Alerts list. Go to Settings > Notifications.

For example, in the United States, iPhone can receive presidential alerts, and you can turn AMBER and Emergency Alerts (which includes both Severe and Extreme Imminent Threat alerts) on or off (they’re on by default). In Japan, iPhone can receive Emergency Earthquake Alerts from the Japan Meteorological Agency. Government alerts vary by carrier and iPhone model, and may not work under all conditions.

Choose whether to show Today and Notifications View on the Lock screen. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (iPhone 5s and later) or Settings > Passcode (other models), then choose whether to allow access when locked.

Close Notification Center. Swipe up, or press the Home button.