Working with Notifications in Your iPhone’s Cover Sheet

By Dwight Spivey

You will receive notifications on Cover Sheet when a message has been received on your iPhone or you’ve missed a phone call, for example. There are several ways to respond to notifications; you’ll need to begin by swiping down from the top of your screen to open Cover Sheet.

You don’t have to unlock your phone if you’re viewing your lock screen; just tap and drag down from the Status bar to view Cover Sheet.

  • Tap an item, and you’re taken to the originating app, where you can take the appropriate action: create and send a return message, initiate a phone call, or whatever. Swiping from left to right on a notification and tapping the Open button produces the same effect.

    If you’re on the lock screen, you’ll have to use Touch ID or enter your passcode to view the notification in its app.

  • Swiping from right to left will yield two options: Clear and View.
    • Tap Clear to remove the notification from Cover Sheet. No worries, though. The item is still available for viewing in its originating app.
    • Tap View to open a window in Cover Sheet offering an expanded view of the notification. Tap the X to clear the notification, tap the notification window to open the notification in its app, or tap outside the notification window to return to Cover Sheet.

      iPhone CoverSheet notifications