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On your iPhone, is someone sending you a constant stream of message notifications? Simply conceal the alerts to stop being bothered by them.
You’re not alone if you’ve ever experienced a situation where your message notifications constantly take your attention away from the task at hand. Because of our propensity to become distracted, we have all suffered.
Additionally, we have been harmed by people’s propensity for spam. Sometimes it’s your family or pals spamming a group chat to death. Other times, it’s someone who constantly sends messages at inappropriate times, such as when you’re at a meeting, lecture, or doctor’s appointment. The lesson of the story is that managing your iMessage notifications is essential if you want to live a life free of worry.
For iMessage, there’s a cute little feature that makes it simple to manage your notifications for discussions like these while leaving others alone.
What is the Hide Alerts Option in iMessage?
The iPhone’s Messages app has a cute feature called “Hide Alerts” that allows you to turn off notifications for certain conversations. When you don’t want to turn off all of the notifications for the messaging app, this is a fantastic solution. The settings app allows you to silence notifications for certain apps. Therefore, if you turn off notifications for the Messages app, all notifications—important and spam—will stop.
You do, however, have more control over your alerts via Hide Alerts. It functions according to each chat. You can choose to only silence the notifications for conversations that are upsetting you, leaving the notifications for crucial talks active.
By selecting “Hide Alerts,” the relevant message alert is completely hidden from the contact or group chat in question. Neither the lock screen nor the notification centre has any notifications. Furthermore, there is no sound alert.
You can hide the notifications for the chats, and neither the sender nor the group chat will be aware of it.
Only the badge on the Messages app and the ‘New message’ markup next to the conversation in the list of chat threads in the app will let you know you’ve received a message.
How to Enable Hide Alerts
Any chat in the Messages app can easily have this option enabled. There are three techniques accessible for this one task, and you can choose whatever is more practical for you at the time.
Without even starting the discussion, you can turn on this feature. Go to the chat thread you wish to conceal the notifications for in the Messages app by opening it.
Swipe left on the chat thread after that. A few options will then become visible on the right. To turn off the alerts, tap the purple bell icon with a line through it.
Alternatively, you can also tap and hold the chat thread. A haptics menu will appear. Tap ‘Hide Alerts’ from these options.
If the chat is already open, tap the sender’s or group’s name at the top.
Then, enable the toggle for ‘Hide Alerts’.
You’re all set! Now that you are aware of this tricky little feature, you can easily turn it on for the person bothering you the next time. You can leave it on all the time, say for a group conversation, or only for a contact who only bothers you sometimes.