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macrumors 68040
Original poster
Aug 11, 2008
Does anyone know if it's possible to disable this? Every time I get a notification from an app that is 'time sensitive' I am prompted whether I want to enable/disable them. And it seems to be for every app. It's a huge PITA.
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macrumors 6502
Sep 28, 2019
Same here. It also doesn't help that the buttons switch order.


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Staff member
Jul 1, 2014
Hmmm... I was getting these early on, but pretty much have disappeared now. Reminders, Calendar, Email, Messages come through without the prompt/options.

Not sure what sequence led to this, but, always tapped "Leave On" when a new one popped up. I've also gone through Notifications and have enabled "Always Deliver Immediately" when present for critical (for me) Notifications, and made sure that "Immediate Delivery" option is on as well.

I've also setup the Notification Summary Report to only deliver secondary notifications every couple of hours.

Also: using a Focus? Make sure you have apps that are important listed in there (my Focuses are pretty much silent, but the couple I have that allow Time Sensitive through, can't seem to recall ever seeing the prompts with these).


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Staff member
Jul 1, 2014
Welp, seeing this as well now.

Upgraded to 15.0.2 and seeing the question again. But weird in that got a bunch of Reminders notifications without the prompt after the upgrade, but 24 hours later, Reminders brought this up. Some other app triggered this as well yesterday (but can't recall which).

Sure acting as either a bug or "feature" to verify "are you sure about this" as this latest one of mine was a Reminder that I did not see until about 30 minutes after it occurred. A "time-out" in place that triggers the check, as it appears to the OS that these might not really be important to the user due to lack of interaction?


macrumors 604
Aug 20, 2015
I'm so irritated with this. It appears across both my Macs, and it seems like I've clicked "Leave On" a million times.


Staff member
Jul 1, 2014
Have not seen this since 15.1, knock on wood. So ditto bug.


macrumors 68000
Jul 18, 2010
Getting it in iOS 15.4.1. It's both irritating and confusing. I get them with calendar alerts. It implies there are non-time sensitive notifications!

Hey, iOS, I set alerts on calendar events because I want to be alerted, to receive a notification.

Stop bothering me with this nonsense!

It's as irritating as the “copy from app X” message that iOS pop is up after one *deliverately*, *manually*, *willfully*, copies and pastes text from one app to another.

Hey, iOS, I know text is being copied from App X to this app because I did it!

Stop bothering us with this nonsense!

Worse, on an iPod Touch or home, it covers up buttons that one needs or wants to access. For example, the “Done” button to save a note in Notebook. I have to twiddle my thumbs until iOS decides it's time to get out of the way.

Apple, stop with these interruptions and confusions!

Get some real people to give you feedback on all that's wrong with your OSs.

Time to give all programmers the original Human Interface Guidelines, insist they follow them, and overhaul your operating systems.

Things have gotten out of hand!


macrumors 6502a
Jul 21, 2011
Extremely annoying, what on earth is even the difference between a time sensitive and normal notification? Why doesn't it take my word for it from the last like 3 times i told it I'm fine with these 'time sensitive notifications'


macrumors 6502
Jun 7, 2011
My problem is the opposite. I accidentally clicked on the Off option for a notification and now I wonder if I am missing some notifications since there doesn’t seem to be any place to reset this.
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