By Conner Carey on Mon, 12/12/2016
Have a particular friend that you want to put on silent for awhile? Maybe you’re on a date and don’t want to receive texts from that friend who likes to embarrass you in awkward situations. Or perhaps you’re currently mad at your significant other and don’t want to be disturbed. Whatever the reason, you can turn on Do Not Disturb for individual contacts with iOS 10. This allows you to silence specific conversation threads that you don't want interrupting you. Here’s how to turn on Do Not Disturb for individual contacts on iPhone.
How to Turn on Do Not Disturb from Individual Contacts
Open the Messages app and select the conversation you want to turn on Do Not Disturb for.
Tap the ‘i’ in the upper right corner.
Toggle on Do Not Disturb.
Now you won’t get notifications from that person should they try to contact you.