How to stop your iPhone from beeping twice when you get a message

When you receive an iMessage or a text notification on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that you are unable to check at the moment, your natural course of action is probably to ignore it. No big deal — you’ll check it later. Unfortunately, Apple has set alerts to repeat at two-minute intervals by default on iOS devices.

As such, just a few minutes later, your device lights up, vibrates, or rings again to remind you of the same message notification a second time. The reason for this is that Apple sets notifications and alerts to repeat once by default on iOS devices. To me, this was incredibly annoying. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to disable this feature.

Message on iPhone Lock Screen about repeating notification alerts

How to turn off double message alerts on iPhone

  1. Open Settings and tap Notifications.
  2. Scroll down through the list of apps and tap Messages.
  3. Tap Customize Notifications.
  4. Tap Repeat Alerts.
  5. Finally, choose Never to disable double notifications.
Repeat Alerts in notification settings for Messages on iPhone

This will prevent your iPhone from beeping twice when you get a message.

If you wish, you can configure alerts to repeat once, twice, 3 times, 5 times, or 10 times at two-minute intervals from the same menu.

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