How to Mute Group Messages without Leaving the Conversation

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You don't have to leave a group message just because you want your iPhone to stop buzzing with new message notifications. Instead you can turn on Do Not Disturb for that message thread and read all the messages about planning your brother-in-law's birthday party later. Here’s how to mute group messages without leaving the conversation.

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How to Mute Group Messages Without Leaving the Conversation

  • Open the Messages app and select the group message thread you want to silence.

  • Tap the ‘i’ in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • Toggle on Do Not Disturb.

  • Tap Done.

That’s it! Now you’ll stop receiving a million beeps and buzzes while everyone in the group chat goes back and forth endlessly.

 
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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.