You might be wondering how to mute messages on your iPhone. First of all, you can mute individual messages, as well as group conversations in the Messages app. This feature also works for SMS text messages. Regardless of whether your conversations are on iMessages or SMS, muting a particular message will ensure that you will not hear or see it.
Messages can be muted to prevent you from hearing (and seeing) notifications
There are several ways to mute the notifications you receive from Messages on your phone. First, you can silence any conversations that are on the go. The Messages app has a toggle switch for this. Simply select the contact you’d like to mute and toggle the Hide Alerts option. You’ll see a bell icon with a slash next to it. Turning this toggle switch off will mute all of the notifications for that person.
You can also mute a particular chat on Facebook Messenger. When a conversation is muted, it won’t appear on your phone, but will still show up in your Inbox. You can then read the conversation later. Facebook will still send you messages even if you’ve turned off notifications, so don’t worry – you can still see them in your Inbox. However, messages you send will no longer be marked as ‘Seen’, meaning the recipient will likely not read them.
To muute notifications on a Mac, go to your Messages app and click Preferences. Click on the mute icon and select the time period you want to block from hearing notifications. Alternatively, you can use the side switch to silence the audio. Nevertheless, be aware that some iDevices will continue to alert you regardless of whether you’re muted or not. For example, you can still receive notifications if you’re in a video call with someone.
Another way to silence notifications on WhatsApp is to mute a user. You can do this for both messaging and voice channels. If someone is bothering you, muting their notifications won’t stop you from hearing their messages, but it will silence all notifications that don’t belong to you.
Messages can be muted to prevent your phone from vibrating. You can also turn on Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone. When you activate this option, you will see a moon icon next to the muted conversations. If you have this setting enabled, you will not be notified of any conversations, but you will still be able to send and receive messages.
If you can’t turn off notifications for a particular message, you can change your notification settings to prevent them from appearing in the Notification Center. To do this, you need to go to Settings > Notifications> Messages.
Messages can be muted to prevent you from hearing (and seeing) banner notifications
You can easily turn off banner notifications in Messages by muting specific conversations. Muted conversations are not shown on your timeline. To unmute a conversation, swipe left on the conversation and tap the bell icon. The message will still appear in your timeline, but you will not receive it.
You can mute individual conversations, or the Messages app as a whole. You can also mute specific people’s notifications in Messages. This will also allow you to turn off banner notifications on specific conversations, but will not prevent you from hearing and seeing other notifications.
Messages notifications can be muted on Mac devices. Open Preferences > Messages. Then select Messages and select your profile picture. If you want to turn off banner notifications in Messages, select the option for the Messages account and uncheck the Enable this account option. Once you’ve done this, switch your notifications from temporary to persistent. Be careful though: some iDevices may still be able to alert you. This could include alarms and Favorites.
You can also mute all notifications from Messages in your Mac’s Notification Center. To do this, open the Control Center and select the Do Not Disturb option. Then you can set the duration of the mute. You can even set a schedule for Do Not Disturb. For iPhones with Face ID, you can double-press the Home button to open App Switcher.
You can also mute messages from your contacts. This is a drastic measure, but it can be a temporary solution. If you don’t want to block contacts, you can mute messages from other apps. Another temporary solution is to hide alerts from your favorite contacts. You can also disable banner notifications from Messages.
Messages can be muted to block contacts
You can mute contacts in the Messages app in order to avoid getting distracted by the constant ringing, pinging, and buzzing. If you have a friend or loved one who frequently disturbs your peace and quiet, muted conversations may help you to relax. However, there are some situations where muting a contact is simply not an option.
In most cases, muting a contact doesn’t impact other conversations, like group or personal chats. However, it prevents you from seeing the profile picture and online status of other people who may have blocked you. You can still send messages to these people, but you can’t receive their messages.
You can also mute the notifications from specific contacts. This will silence the conversation, but it won’t prevent the person from making calls. Instead, you’ll need to set a silent ringtone. If you’re not sure how to do that, you can search for it online. If you need to block a contact, you can also set the number to “none”. This will silence the call if the contact isn’t in your contact list. You can always reverse this later.
If the person you’re blocking is a member of a shared group, you can also mute their notifications. The only difference is that the person you’re blocking won’t know that you’ve blocked them. This will also prevent them from seeing any updates in the group. However, it’s important to keep in mind that blocked contacts won’t receive messages from their group.
Messages can be muted to block group conversations
If you’re constantly being bombarded by group texts, there are ways to block them. The Messages app allows you to mute a group by selecting the group icon at the top of the thread. Tap the icon to reveal more information. In iOS 14, you can also turn off notifications for the group by tapping the crescent moon icon located next to the conversation.
Another option is to leave the group. This will make it so no one else can see your messages, and you’ll only receive notifications for iMessage messages. However, you can only mute group conversations if all members are using iMessage. If you’re using an iPhone with another type of messaging app, you won’t be able to use this method.
You can also mute individual conversations. This is very useful if you’re constantly getting bombarded by group messages. You can choose the length of the muting period – either for a day, a week, or even a year. During this time, the user won’t see who else is involved in the group conversations, but you’ll be able to see who’s exiting the group.
To mute a group conversation on iPhone, you can tap on its icon or tap on the icon of the contact you’d like to mute. Then, toggle on the ‘Hide Alerts’ option by tapping on the avatar icon and choosing “Hide Alerts.” You can also toggle the mute option to “on” or “off.”
Another way to mute a group conversation is by blocking the notifications from unknown senders. This way, you won’t be notified whenever a person you don’t want to hear from sends a text message to you. It is especially useful if you are unable to determine the source of the unwanted messages.
You can also mute a group text by tapping on the ‘Leave this conversation’ button. If you want to block group messages on iPhone, you can also make sure that your iOS device is updated with the latest iOS version. Once updated, you can start using iMessage again.