How to Mute Texts on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

In today’s fast-paced world, our smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. With countless calls, messages, and notifications bombarding us throughout the day, it’s no wonder that sometimes we need a break from all the noise.

If you’re an iPhone user looking for some peace and quiet from your text messages, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will show you how to mute texts on your iPhone using a few simple steps.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To begin muting your text messages on iPhone, start by opening the Settings app. You can find this app on your home screen – it looks like a gear icon.

Step 2: Scroll Down and Tap ‘Notifications’

Once you have the Settings app open, scroll down until you see the option for ‘Notifications’. This option is usually located in the second section of settings after ‘Control Center’.

Step 3: Select ‘Messages’ from the List

Tapping on ‘Notifications’ will take you to a new page with a list of apps. Look for ‘Messages’ in this list and tap on it to access its notification settings.

Step 4: Customize Your Message Notifications

Now that you are in the notification settings for Messages, you can customize how notifications appear on your iPhone. Scroll down until you see the section titled ‘Options’. Here, you will find various settings related to message notifications.

Mute Notifications

If you want to completely mute all text message notifications on your iPhone, simply toggle off the switch next to ‘Allow Notifications’. This will effectively silence any incoming text message alerts.

Mute Specific Conversations

If muting all text message notifications seems too extreme for your needs, you can also choose to mute specific conversations. To do this, scroll down to the section titled ‘Message Options’ and tap on ‘Show Previews’.

By default, ‘Show Previews’ is set to ‘Always’. However, you can change this setting to ‘When Unlocked’ or ‘Never’. Selecting ‘When Unlocked’ will only show message notifications when your iPhone is unlocked, while selecting ‘Never’ will hide all message notifications from the lock screen and notification center.

Step 5: Enjoy the Silence

Once you have customized your message notification settings to your liking, you can now enjoy the silence! Your iPhone will no longer disturb you with text message notifications until you decide to change these settings again.

Muting texts on your iPhone can be a real game-changer when it comes to finding peace and quiet in a busy world. Whether you need a break from work-related messages or simply want some uninterrupted downtime, following these steps will help you achieve that much-needed tranquility.

Remember, if you ever wish to reverse these settings and start receiving text message notifications again, simply follow the same steps outlined in this tutorial.

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