How to Leave a Group Text on Your iPhone

Learn how to remove yourself from a group text and save yourself unwanted notifications and messages.

This article will tell you how to leave a group chat in the Messages app on your iPhone. We've already taught you how to make a group chat and how to name a group text. Now, let's cover how to leave a group chat 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 conversation on your iPhone, and how to mute iPhone notification sounds if some members aren't using iMessage, like Android users.

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How to Remove Yourself from a Group Text When All Members Are Using iMessage

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.
  2. Tap the group text you want to exit.

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

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  5. Select Leave This Conversation and confirm. 

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

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Related: How to Block a Number or Contact on Your iPhone

How to Leave a Group Chat on Your iPhone If Some Members Are Using Android Phones

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. In this situation, you can still mute the conversation to stop receiving notifications from the group text.

To Mute a Group Text with Members Who Don’t Use iMessages

You can stop receiving notifications for a group text by changing a setting. Here's how:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap the group text you want to mute.

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

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  5. Toggle Hide Alerts to on.
  6. Tap Done.

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  7. Next to the conversation, you'll see a moon icon that means it's been muted.
  8. Alternately, you can swipe left on the group chat from the main Messages screen to select Hide Alerts. You can do the same and tap Show Alerts to unmute the notifications.

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With this tip, you'll be able to direct your attention away from any group texts you want to exit. It can also be useful to learn how to create and manage a group chat, even if you are chatting with Android users!

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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.