How to stop “Contact Joined Telegram” notifications on iPhone and Android

Whenever a contact from your list creates a Telegram account, the Telegram app on your phone will send you an alert notifying you that “Contact Joined Telegram”. The purpose of this notification is to encourage you to chat with them on Telegram instead of other messaging apps.

However, this notification can be bothersome and serve no practical purpose. In this tutorial, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to disable this notification on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Android phone.

Telegram app icon on a gradient blue background

Turn off the Contact Joined Telegram alert

The steps are almost identical regardless of the platform.

On iPhone, iPad, or Mac

  1. Open the Telegram app and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications and Sounds.
  3. Scroll down and turn off the switch for New Contacts.
Turn off New Contacts joined notifications on iPhone

On Android phone

  1. Open the Telegram app and tap the menu icon from the top left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications and Sounds.
  4. Turn off Contact joined Telegram.
Stop Contact joined Telegram notification on Android phone

From now on, you will not receive a push notification when a person from your contacts book registers on Telegram.

Another way: Don’t give Telegram access to your contacts

There is no need to allow the Telegram app to access your phone contacts if you don’t message your friends, family, or individuals here, but rather use the app only for channels, groups, or bots. As a result, since the app can’t read your contact phone numbers, it will not notify you when someone from your phone book joins Telegram.

You can deny the app from accessing your contacts while setting up Telegram. Or, if you have already set it up and given it access, you can revoke that using these steps:

  1. Open the iPhone Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Privacy & Security.
  3. Tap Contacts to see all iOS apps that have requested access to your phone contacts.
  4. Turn off the switch next to Telegram.
Block contacts access for Telegram on iPhone

Telegram no longer has access to your iPhone contacts. Next, all you need to do is clear your contacts from Telegram’s servers:

  1. Open Telegram and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy and Settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Data Settings.
  4. Tap Delete Synced Contacts > Delete.
Delete Synced Contacts from Telegram servers

You have successfully removed your contacts from Telegram’s server, and now you will not receive an alert when a person from your contacts joins this messaging service.

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