How to Silence Text Notifications on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re tired of being constantly interrupted by text message notifications on your iPhone, you’ll be glad to know that there is a simple way to silence them. In this tutorial, we will show you how to easily turn off text notifications on your iPhone so that you can enjoy uninterrupted peace and quiet.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Settings app. It can usually be found on your home screen or in a folder labeled “Utilities”.

Once you find it, tap on the icon to open the Settings app.

Step 2: Navigate to Notifications

Within the Settings app, scroll down until you see the “Notifications” option. Tap on it to access the notification settings for your iPhone.

Step 3: Select Messages

In the Notifications menu, you will find a list of all the apps that can send you notifications. Scroll down until you locate “Messages” and tap on it.

Customizing Notification Settings for Messages

Once inside the Messages notification settings menu, you have several options for customizing how notifications are displayed and silenced.

1. Allow Notifications:
By default, this option is enabled which means that your iPhone will display notifications whenever a new text message arrives. To disable this feature and silence all text notifications, simply toggle off the “Allow Notifications” switch.

2. Sound:
If you prefer to receive visual alerts but want to eliminate any sound that accompanies incoming texts, scroll down to the “Sounds” section and tap on it.

Here, you will see a list of available sounds for text messages. To silence all audio alerts for incoming texts, select “None”.

3. Lock Screen:
If you find that text notifications are still appearing on your lock screen and disrupting your peace, scroll down to the “Show Previews” section.

By default, this is set to “Always”. To prevent any text notifications from appearing on your lock screen, select the “Never” option.

4. Repeat Alerts:
Another helpful feature within the Messages notification settings is the ability to control how often you receive repeated alerts for an unread text message.

You can choose between “Once”, “Twice”, “3 Times”, “5 Times”, or “10 Times”. Alternatively, you can select “Never” if you don’t want any repeat alerts.

Step 4: Enjoy Text Notification Silence!

Once you have customized the notification settings for Messages according to your preferences, simply exit the Settings app and enjoy the silence. You will no longer be disturbed by text message notifications on your iPhone.


Keep in mind that by silencing text notifications, you will still receive new messages in the Messages app itself. You just won’t be alerted with a sound or visual notification when they arrive.


In this tutorial, we have shown you how to easily silence text notifications on your iPhone. By following these simple steps and customizing the notification settings for Messages, you can enjoy uninterrupted peace and quiet without being constantly interrupted by incoming texts.

So go ahead and give it a try! Take control of your iPhone’s notifications and enjoy a more peaceful digital experience.

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