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How to Turn Off ‘Mentions’ Notifications in iOS 14

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I love many of the improvements Apple made to Messages in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14—pinned conversations, inline replies, and mentions are all great features. However, that last one can get a bit out of hand if your friends like to drop your name into your group chats. But there’s something you can do about it.

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By default (at least, on my device), iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 now notifies you whenever someone says your name in a message thread. While that alone might result in more notifications than you’d prefer to receive, the problem is compounded by the fact that it happens even if you’ve muted the conversations in which you’re being name-dropped.

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I realize this is Apple’s attempt to be helpful by making sure you see messages relevant to you, but I would also wager that muting a conversation means you’re not looking to be pulled back into it. A perfect solution would be to provide a second toggle to indicate—on a per-conversation basis—whether you’d like to be bothered for any reason at all, but that option doesn’t exist. It’s all or nothing in iOS 14 / iPadOS 14. If you’re more on the side of “nothing,” here’s how you can turn Mentions notifications off. Spoiler: It’s easy.

To get started, pull up your Settings app and scroll down a bit until you see Messages. Tap on it, and then scroll down a little bit more until you find this option:

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Disable it, and you won’t receive any notifications if someone mentions your name. That does mean that you’ll also lose that fun functionality for conversations you care about, but maybe that’s not the worst thing. Just because someone mentions your name in passing doesn’t mean that they need your prompt attention. And good luck managing these minor annoyances if you’re in a chat with someone who shares your name—I’m often chatting with two other Davids, so I know how that can go.

I appreciate iOS 14’s Slack-like implementation of name notifications, but I do think that the way to go is to provide more granular controls. Perhaps we’ll get them in iOS 15? iOS 16?

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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