Your iPhone 5 arrives to you in a default state that Apple feels will appeal to the largest percentage of people.
Unfortunately it is impossible to please everyone, so you will inevitably find something about the phone that you decide you want to adjust to suit your own preferences.
In this case, you may have decided that you do not like to receive repeat message alerts.
By default, your iPhone 5 will let you know when you receive a new message then, two minutes later, it will let you know again. If you find this to be unnecessary or disruptive, then you can change the settings on your phone to prevent it from happening again.
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Turning Off Repeat Message Alerts on the iPhone 5
I am usually near my phone to hear it when I receive a call or a new notification and, if not, then I will check it when I have the opportunity. So if I don’t hear the first notification, then I don’t need it to happen again. Additionally, you might think that the new alert is actually a completely new message, only to go and check your phone to find out that it is simply a repeat of a message that you already saw once, but didn’t launch the Messages app yet to clear the notification.
Step 1: Press the Settings icon on your home screen.
Step 2: Press the Notifications option.
Step 3: Scroll to the Messages option, then tap it once to expand it.
Step 4: Scroll to the Repeat Alert setting, then touch it once to expand your options for alert repeats.
Step 5: Tap the Never option at the top of the screen to disable the repeat alerts. If you instead wish to have the alerts be repeated more times, you can choose one of the other options on this menu.
After you have made your selection you can press the Home button at the bottom of the device to return to your home screen.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
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