Time-sensitive notifications in iOS are used by apps to deliver important updates that you might miss out on when you're using a Focus Mode. Their sole purpose is to make sure that you can get critical notifications even if the app is not allowed to deliver notifications in a particular Focus Mode. However, some users have been getting 'Time Sensitive' notifications from Snapchat.

Snapchat notifications aren't critical enough to be considered Time-Sensitive for most people and shouldn't be able to break through the Focus Mode barrier. Though they can certainly help you remember the Snapstreak that you are about to lose (you do get 5 free Snapstreak restores that renew every month), that still doesn't qualify them as time-sensitive.

Snapchat has not provided any official statement on which notifications are deemed as Time Sensitive. However, Snaps, messages, or replies from 'best friends' on the platform can sometimes break the Focus Mode barrier and get delivered instantly. Fortunately, you can easily disable the 'Time Sensitive' nature of Snapchat notifications from the Settings app on your iPhone.

To disable Time Sensitive Notifications for Snapchat, follow these steps on your iPhone.

  1. Open the 'Settings' app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to the 'Snapchat' option.
  3. On the subsequent screen, tap on 'Notifications' to proceed.
  1. Turn off the toggle for 'Time Sensitive Notifications'. You might still receive notifications from Snapchat if you have 'Notifications Summary' turned on. Otherwise, no Snapchat notifications will be delivered when a 'Focus Mode' is enabled and Snapchat is not on the 'allowed apps' list.

There you go. It's that easy to turn off time-sensitive notifications for Snapchat on your iPhone. Since it is not necessary to view Snaps sent by your friends exactly at the moment you receive them, turning off 'Time Sensitive' notifications for Snapchat can really help you focus on the task at hand and increase your productivity.