How to Turn Off Deliver Quietly on iPhone

How to turn off Deliver Quietly on iMessage or other apps and get alerted when messages come in.

You turned off message notifications or notifications for another app, but now you want to turn them back on. We're all entitled to change our minds, so it's important to know how to reverse these things. Deliver Quietly isn't actually the setting anymore, as of iOS 15, so now you're really just turning back on notifications that have been turned off for any app. For this example, we will use iMessage, but you can follow these steps for any app. Here's how to enable iMessage notifications when they've been turned off.

How to Turn Off Deliver Quietly on iPhone/Enable Message Notifications

Deliver Quietly is a thing of the past as of iOS 15, but you can still turn on iMessage notifications that have been turned off. This means, you'll receive push notifications when iMessages come in that show up on your Lock screen. So, if you're looking for how to turn Deliver Quietly off, know there is nothing with that name on your iPhone anymore if you have iOS 15, but you can still re-enable notifications. For more ways to manage your notifications, check out our Tip of the Day

How to Fix Not Getting Text Notifications on iPhone

  1. Open Settings and tap Messages.

  2. Tap Notifications.

  3. Toggle Allow Notifications on.

Related: How to Find Lost iPhone: Dead, Offline, Turned Off, or Otherwise

You can customize your notifications preferences from here. For example, you can choose whether you get the notification right away, or if it shows up in a scheduled summary. You can also choose if it shows up on your Lock Screen, in your Notification Center, and/or as a banner across your screen when it comes in. Other features include being able to change your notification sound, whether your Messages app shows a badge when you have unread messages, if you want to show a text preview, and more.

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.