Mute Group Text Notifications iPhone

Group text messages are convenient for making plans together or just chatting with others. Whether it’s a group of friends or members of your family, you can all get together digitally. But, if you have many people in the group or some who are constantly texting, the notifications for new messages can get out of control.

You may not want to leave the group text, but instead just check the messages when you have time rather than being bombarded with alerts. Here’s how to hide alerts for group texts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Hide alerts on iPhone and iPad

Open up the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad and follow one of these sets of steps to mute the notifications.

1) Find the conversation you want to mute in your list.

2) Slide from right to left until the small menu appears.

3) Tap Hide Alerts.

Or, if you are already within the group text window:

1) Tap the names at the very top of the text window until the menu appears.

2) Select Info.

3) Enable Hide Alerts and tap Done.

Hide Alerts for Group Texts iPhone

Hide alerts on Mac

Open Messages on your Mac and then do the following to mute group text notifications.

1) Find the conversation you want to mute in your list.

2) Click Details on the top right.

3) Mark the checkbox for Do Not Disturb.

Do Not Disturb for Group Text Mac

You can also do this from the main Messages window:

1) Find the conversation you want to mute in your list.

2) Right-click or hold Control and click on the conversation.

3) Select Do Not Disturb from the context menu.

Do Not Disturb Shortcut for Group Text Mac

Wrapping it up

Muting text message notifications using any of the methods above works for individuals as well. So, if you have a Chatty Cathy you want to mute for a while, instead of a group, just follow one of the same sets of steps.

Do you want to mute notifications for a specific group text? If so, you can see how easy it is to do.