When you are in a text message conversation with someone that is an active texter, you may find the volume of their messages to be overwhelming. This particular problem can be amplified in group message conversations, which is why we have previously written about how to mute group messages. But you can perform the same adjustment on a text message conversation that you are having with an individual person.
Our guide below will show you where to find the setting that will disable the notifications for a single text message conversation in which you are currently engaged.
Muting Notifications for a Text Message Conversation
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.2. These steps will also work on other iPhone models that are using iOS 9 or higher.
Note that the method outlined below turns off the notifications for a single text message conversation. You will still receive notifications for text messages in other conversation. You will also still receive the text messages in the muted conversation, there just won’t be any notifications to let you know that they have arrived.
Here is not to turn off notifications for an iPhone text message conversation –
- Open the Messages app.
- Select the conversation that you want to mute.
- Tap the Details button at the top-right corner of the screen.
- Tap the button to the right of Do Not Disturb to turn it on.
These steps are repeated below with pictures –
Step 1: Tap the Messages icon.
Step 2: Open the text message conversation for which you would like to mute notifications.
Step 3: Touch the Details button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Turn on the Do Not Disturb setting for the conversation. You will know that notifications are muted when there is green shading around this button.
You can identify a muted conversation by the crescent moon icon displayed to the left of it in the conversations list, as shown in the image below.
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