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Can Opal block notifications? (iOS 15 and prior)

This article only applies to the old version of Opal (on iOS 15 or prior). Here’s why you should upgrade to iOS 16 and experience the new Opal.

Unfortunately, due to iPhone limitations, Opal is not able to block all notifications.

Why is that?

Our Local VPN technology can only block anything coming from the app's server. Some notifications from Apps like Facebook or Snapchat come directly from Apple's server, which we don't block (otherwise it would mess things up on your phone).

What to do:

Remove notifications

As a general rule, notifications in many social, video, or productivity apps are distracting. Ask yourself: do I need notifications on this app?Learn how to view and manage your notifications to minimize interruptions throughout the day.

Here's how you can remove notifications.

Do Not Disturb:

Alternatively, if you don't feel like removing notifications completely, you can use do not disturb in combination with an Opal session. They work together!You can use Do Not Disturb to silence calls, alerts, and notifications

Here's how you can turn do not disturb on

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