iOS 17: How to Mute a Text Conversation on iPhone Easily

Muting a text conversation on your iPhone is a breeze with iOS 17. In just a few taps, you can silence notifications from any chat, giving you peace of mind when you need to focus or relax without interruptions. Let’s dive into how you can achieve this on your device.

You can also check out this video about how to mute a text conversation on your iPhone for additional info.

Step by Step Tutorial on How to Mute a Text Conversation on iPhone

Before we start, remember that muting a conversation won’t delete it or stop messages from coming in. It simply turns off notifications, so you aren’t disturbed by them. Ready? Let’s go!

Step 1: Open the Messages app

Launch the Messages app on your iPhone where all your text conversations are housed.

When you open Messages, you’ll see a list of conversations. Find the one you want to mute.

Step 2: Swipe left on the conversation

Swipe left on the conversation you wish to mute to reveal more options.

Swiping left will expose the mute option, represented by a bell with a line through it.

Step 3: Tap the mute icon

Tap the mute icon to mute the conversation.

Once tapped, you’ll notice that the conversation is now muted, and a small crossed-out bell icon will appear next to it.

Step 4: Confirm the action

Confirm that you want to mute the conversation if prompted.

Some versions may ask for confirmation. Just tap ‘Mute’ again, and you’re all set!

After completing these steps, you won’t receive any sound or vibration alerts from this conversation, but you will still receive the messages. They’ll be waiting for you in the Messages app whenever you’re ready to read them.

Tips for Muting a Text Conversation on iPhone

  • You can mute both individual and group conversations.
  • Muted conversations can still be accessed from the Messages app.
  • You can unmute a conversation at any time by following the same steps and tapping the mute icon again.
  • Consider using the “Do Not Disturb” or “Focus” modes for a broader silence across your device.
  • iOS 17 may have additional customization for notifications, so explore the Settings app for more options.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if a conversation is muted?

Look for a small crossed-out bell icon next to the conversation in your Messages list.

Can I still see messages from a muted conversation?

Yes, messages will still arrive; you just won’t get notifications for them.

Will the other person know I muted the conversation?

No, the other person won’t be notified that you’ve muted the conversation.

Can I mute a conversation indefinitely?

Yes, the conversation will remain muted until you decide to unmute it.

Is it possible to schedule when a conversation is muted?

In iOS 17, there isn’t a native way to schedule muting, but you may find third-party apps that offer this feature.


  1. Open the Messages app
  2. Swipe left on the conversation
  3. Tap the mute icon
  4. Confirm the action


Muting a text conversation on your iPhone with iOS 17 is a handy feature for anyone needing a break from constant pings and buzzes. Whether you’re stepping into a meeting, hitting the books, or simply enjoying some quiet time, knowing how to mute chats is essential for maintaining your peace. The steps are simple: open Messages, swipe, tap, and confirm. Remember to unmute conversations when you’re ready to catch up, and don’t miss the additional tips and FAQs for a seamless experience. So there you have it, folks! Muting messages is just a few taps away, ensuring that your iPhone works for you and not the other way around. Happy texting, or should I say, happy muted texting!

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