How to Silence Text Messages on iPhone at Night

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of being woken up by text message notifications on your iPhone in the middle of the night? If so, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will show you how to easily silence text messages on your iPhone at night, ensuring a peaceful and uninterrupted sleep.

Silencing Text Messages on iPhone

If you want to silence text messages on your iPhone during specific hours of the night, you can take advantage of the “Do Not Disturb” feature. This feature allows you to set a schedule during which all notifications, including text messages, will be silenced.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, locate and tap on the Settings icon on your home screen. The Settings icon is a gray gear-shaped icon.

Step 2: Find Do Not Disturb

In the Settings menu, scroll down and look for Do Not Disturb. It is usually represented by a crescent moon symbol. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Enable Do Not Disturb

In the Do Not Disturb settings, toggle the switch next to Manual to enable Do Not Disturb mode. This will silence all incoming notifications temporarily.

Step 4: Set Schedule

To configure a specific schedule for silencing text messages at night, tap on Schedule. You can choose between two options:

  • Scheduled: This option allows you to set a specific time period during which Do Not Disturb mode will be active.
  • Bedtime: By selecting this option, your iPhone will automatically activate Do Not Disturb during your scheduled bedtime.

Step 5: Customize Settings

After selecting your preferred schedule option, you can further customize the behavior of Do Not Disturb mode. Here are some additional settings you might find useful:

  • Silence: Choose whether to allow calls from your favorite contacts or repeated calls to bypass Do Not Disturb.
  • Schedule: Adjust the start and end time of your scheduled Do Not Disturb mode.
  • Allow Calls From: Specify who can reach you even when Do Not Disturb is activated. You can choose from favorites, specific groups, or all contacts.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to silence text messages on your iPhone at night using the built-in Do Not Disturb feature.

Now you can enjoy uninterrupted sleep without being disturbed by unwanted notifications. Remember to adjust the settings according to your preferences and schedule.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need assistance with any other iPhone features, feel free to explore our other tutorials!

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