How to Mute a Group Text on iPhone

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You don't have to leave a group text on an iPhone just because you want it to stop buzzing with new message notifications! Instead, you can silence alerts and read the text messages later. Here’s how to mute messages on iPhone without leaving the conversation.

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Silence notifications in a group text and read the messages later.
  • Focus on current tasks without getting distracted by Messages alerts.

Related: How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

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How to Silence Text Messages on iPhone

We've already covered how to turn off the ringer on your Mac, but you may also receive suggestions to mute a group chat you don't seem to be engaged in. In this case, you can simply tap the suggestion to mute. However, if you don't see a suggestion to mute, you'll need to follow the steps below to learn how to mute text messages on iPhone.

  1. Open the Messages app.

  2. Select the group message thread you want to silence.

  3. Tap on the contacts at the top to edit your settings for the group.

  4. Toggle on Hide Alerts. The toggle is green when enabled.

  5. Tap Done.

That's it! Now you'll stop receiving beeps and buzzes while everyone in the group chat goes back and forth endlessly. If you still want to receive some alerts but don't want to see notifications on your Lock screen, you can turn off Lock screen notifications in settings

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Sarah Kingsbury

As the Editorial Director at iPhone Life, Sarah Kingsbury manages the online editorial team and oversees all website content. She is a long-time Apple enthusiast who never goes anywhere without her Apple Watch and owns way too many HomePods. Since joining iPhone Life in 2013, Sarah has done everything from writing hundreds of how-to articles to founding the Daily Tip newsletter. She even co-hosted the early episodes of the iPhone Life Podcast. When not at work, Sarah can be found hiking in the mountains and canyons around Las Vegas, where she lives with her partner and dogs.