How to Leave a Group Text on iPhone (2022)

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

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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! In the steps below, we'll show you how to leave a group chat on iPhone in the Messages app.

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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 or Other iOS Devices

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 is using an iPhone or another iOS device, they're using iMessage. You can tell if all group members are using iOS devices because your text message bubbles will appear blue, and theirs will appear as gray. In a conversation where one or more members are using Android or other non-Apple devices, your text messages will appear in green bubbles. You'll only have the option to leave a group text on your iPhone if all group chat members are using iOS devices. And, if all else fails, be sure to check out our article on how to block unknown calls on your iPhone. Here's how to leave a group chat on iPhone if every member of the chat is using an Apple device.
  1. Open the Messages app.

  2. Tap the group text you want to exit.

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

  4. Tap Leave this Conversation.

  5. To confirm, tap Leave this Conversation again.

  6. Tap Done

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

Don't have the option to leave the conversation? This means some users are not using Apple devices to text you. In this case, keep reading.

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, your text messages will appear in blue text bubbles. If you're not seeing the option to leave the group chat and you're seeing green text bubbles instead of blue, 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. Hopefully this will bring you some peace and quiet instead of all those notifications disrupting your productivity.

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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.