How to Leave a Group Text on iPhone (iOS 15 Update)

Avoid unwanted notifications by learning how to remove yourself from a group text on iPhone.

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This article will tell you how to leave a group chat in the Messages app on your iPhone. A group text is great for keeping everyone in the loop, but sometimes the text conversation becomes annoying, and the text notifications need to stop! Here's how to leave a group chat on iPhone.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Leave a group chat if it's comprised of only iPhone users.
  • Say goodbye to annoying notifications for a group chat you're not taking part in, but which you can't leave because it includes Android users.

How to Remove Yourself from a Group Text: All Members Have iPhones

If message notifications are driving you crazy, you have the option to either leave the group chat or mute text notifications. If everyone in the group text has an iPhone, they're using iMessage. You'll be able to recognize these members because their text messages will appear in a blue text bubble. Android users' text messages appear in green text bubbles. You'll only have the option to leave a group text on your iPhone if all group chat members are using iOS devices. Here's how to leave a group chat on your iPhone if every member of the chat is using an Apple device.
  1. Open the Messages app.

    iphone messages app
  2. Tap the group text you want to exit.

    iphone group text
  3. Tap the top header of the conversation, where the Messages profiles are. 

    group chat header
  4. Tap the info icon.

    apple info icon
  5. Select Leave This Conversation and confirm. 

    how to leave imessage group chat
  6. Tap Done

    tap done to leave group text
  7. All group chat members will see you've left. You won't receive any more messages from this group text.

    how to leave a group text on iphone

Related: How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone

Why Can’t I Leave Group Chat on iPhone? Leave This Conversation Grayed Out

If you don't see the option to leave, some members may not be using Apple devices. As mentioned before, if everyone in the group text has an iPhone, their text messages will appear in blue text bubbles. Android users' text messages appear in green text bubbles. If you're not seeing the option to leave the group chat and you're seeing green text bubbles, you can still mute the conversation to stop receiving notifications from the group text, but you cannot leave a group text on iPhone if it includes non-Apple users.

Now you know how to leave a group message on iPhone, or mute it if you're unable to leave!

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Hallei Halter

Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.