Basic Notifications


The iOS notify platform accepts the standard title, message and target parameters. The iOS notify platform supports targets as services. Assuming that you did not set a name when configuring the platform you should find all your registered and notification-enabled iOS devices available as notify targets as services with names prefixed “notify.ios_” and then the device name you entered at setup.

Notes:

  • title only displays on Apple Watch and devices with iOS 10 or above.

  • target can be used to specific a single device using its PushID, found in ios.conf. The preferred way of providing a target is through a target specific notify service.

A push notification showing all of the basic options title and message as well as subtitle and actions.

Enhancing basic notifications

Badge

You can set the icon badge in the payload:

automation:
  - alias: Notify iOS app
    trigger:
      ...
    action:
      service: notify.ios_<your_device_id_here>
      data:
        title: "Smart Home Alerts"
        message: "Something happened at home!"
        data:
          push:
            badge: 5

Subtitle

Starting with iOS 10, a subtitle is supported in addition to the title:

automation
  - alias: Notify iOS app
    trigger:
      ...
    action:
      service: notify.ios_<your_device_id_here>
      data:
        title: "Smart Home Alerts"
        message: "Something happened at home!"
        data:
          subtitle: "Subtitle goes here"

Thread-id (grouping notifications)

Starting with iOS 12, grouping of notifications is supported. All notifications with the same thread-id will be grouped together in the notification center. Without a thread-id, all notifications from the app will be placed in a single group.

automation:
  - alias: Notify iOS app
    trigger:
      ...
    action:
      service: notify.ios_<your_device_id_here>
      data:
        title: "Smart Home Alerts"
        message: "Something happened at home!"
        data:
          push:
            thread-id: "example-notification-group"

Sending notifications to multiple phones

To send notifications to multiple phones, create a notification group:

notify:
  - name: NOTIFIER_NAME
    platform: group
    services:
      - service: ios_iphone_one
      - service: ios_iphone_two

Now, you can send notifications to everyone in the group using:

  automation:
    - alias: Notify iOS app
      trigger:
        ...
      action:
        service: notify.NOTIFIER_NAME
        data:
          message: "Something happened at home!"
          data:
            push:
              badge: 5