How to Leave iPhone Group Chat

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to leave an iPhone group chat. Group chats can be a great way to stay connected with friends, family, or colleagues, but sometimes you may find yourself wanting to leave a group chat for various reasons. Whether it’s because the conversation is no longer relevant to you, or you simply want to reduce the number of notifications on your iPhone, leaving a group chat is easy and straightforward.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

To begin, locate and open the Messages app on your iPhone. The Messages app is represented by a green speech bubble icon and can usually be found on your home screen or in your app drawer.

Step 2: Find the Group Chat

Next, find the group chat that you want to leave. Group chats are typically listed under “Conversations” or “Chats” within the Messages app. Scroll through your conversations until you find the specific group chat.

Step 3: Tap on the Group Chat

Once you have located the group chat, tap on it to open the conversation.

Step 4: Tap on the Info Button

In the top-right corner of the screen, you will see an “i” enclosed within a circle. This is known as the info button. Tap on this button to access additional options for the group chat.


If you are using an older version of iOS (iOS 12 or earlier), instead of an info button, look for a button labeled “Details.”

Step 5: Choose “Leave this Conversation”

Within the Info screen, scroll down until you see an option labeled “Leave this Conversation.” Tap on this option to proceed.


If you do not see the “Leave this Conversation” option, it may be because you are in an iMessage group chat and there are only three or fewer participants. In this case, the option to leave the conversation may be disabled.

Step 6: Confirm Your Decision

A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm that you want to leave the group chat. The pop-up will also inform you that leaving the conversation will remove all of your messages and attachments from the conversation.

If you are sure you want to proceed, tap on “Leave this Conversation. “

Note: Leaving a group chat does not prevent other participants from continuing the conversation without you. They will still be able to see your previous messages and attachments.


You have successfully left the iPhone group chat. You will no longer receive any notifications or messages from this particular group chat. If at any time in the future you wish to rejoin the group chat, someone within the group can add you back by sending you an invitation.

Remember: Leaving a group chat is irreversible, so make sure it’s what you really want before proceeding.

In Conclusion

Leaving an iPhone group chat is a simple process that can help declutter your Messages app and reduce unnecessary notifications. By following these easy steps, you can exit a group chat without any hassle. Just remember that leaving a group chat removes all your messages and attachments from that specific conversation.

Additional Tips:

  • If you don’t want to leave a group but would rather mute notifications for it, use the “Hide Alerts” feature instead.
  • If you are the creator of the group chat, leaving the conversation will automatically transfer ownership to another participant.

Now that you know how to leave an iPhone group chat, feel free to manage your conversations as per your preference and enjoy a clutter-free messaging experience!

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