Your iPhone SE lets you know about new text messages by displaying an alert or a banner. Without this notification, you would constantly need to open the Messages app and look for these messages yourself. This can be tedious, and the additional amount of time for which the screen is illuminated can drain your battery a surprising amount of time.
But it’s also possible for your iPhone to give you too many notifications, and you might find that you are receiving multiple notifications about the same message. This is occurring due to a setting in the Messages app that causes alerts to repeat. Our tutorial below will show you how to turn off this setting so that you only receive one alerts when you get a new message.
How to Turn Off the Repeating Text Message Alerts on an iPhone SE
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE, in iOS 10.3.3. This guide assumes that the text message alerts that you receive on your device are coming through more than once, and that you would like to prevent that from occurring. Once you’re done adjusting your notifications, consider enable text message forwarding so that you can receive and send from your iPad, too.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Choose the Notifications option.
Step 3: Select Messages from the list of apps.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select the Repeat Alerts button.
Step 5: Tap the Never button to stop your text message alerts from repeating.
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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.
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