How to Unpin Messages on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Unpinning messages on iPhone can be a useful feature, especially when you want to declutter your message threads and prioritize important conversations. Whether it’s a text message, iMessage, or a conversation in a messaging app, unpinning messages is a simple process that can help you stay organized. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to unpin messages on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

To get started, locate and tap on the Messages app icon on your iPhone’s home screen. The Messages app is represented by a green speech bubble icon.

Step 2: Select the Conversation to Unpin

In the Messages app, navigate to the conversation that contains the message(s) you want to unpin. You can either choose an individual contact’s conversation or a group chat.

To unpin an individual message:

  1. Tap and hold on the specific message within the conversation that you wish to unpin.

  2. A menu will appear with various options. Tap on More...

  3. Select the ‘Unpin’ option from the list of actions.

To unpin an entire conversation:

  1. In the conversation list view, swipe right on the specific conversation you want to unpin.

  2. A red ‘Unpin’ button will appear on the right side of the conversation. Tap on it.

Step 3: Confirm Unpinning

After following either of the above steps, a confirmation prompt will appear asking you to confirm if you want to unpin the message(s) or conversation. Tap on ‘Unpin’ to proceed.

That’s it! The message(s) or conversation will be unpinned and no longer appear at the top of your Messages app.

Note: Unpinning a message or conversation does not delete it. It simply allows other conversations to take priority in the list view. You can still find the unpinned messages by scrolling through your message history or using the search function within the Messages app.


In this tutorial, we have learned how to unpin messages on iPhone. By following these simple steps, you can easily declutter your Messages app by removing pinned messages or conversations. Unpinning messages is a great way to prioritize important conversations and keep your messaging experience organized.

Take control of your Messages app today and unpin those unnecessary threads!

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