While your iPhone may be around you a lot of the time, it’s fairly likely that there are times when you step away from it. Those times can coincide with the receipt of an important text message and, if you don’t check your phone to see that alert, you may wind up being too late for any information you need that might have been in that message. Situations like this can make the repetition of text message alerts quite useful.
But those repeated alerts can be excessive, or you may find them unnecessary if you don’t go very long between phone checks. Therefore you might be interested in turning off the repeat message alerts on your iPhone. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting on your device.
How to Disable Repeat Alerts in the iPhone Messages App
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. This guide assumes that you currently get repeat alerts for text messages, and that you want to stop them entirely, or reduce the number of times that the alert repeats.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the Notifications option.
Step 3: Scroll down and select Messages.
Step 4: Touch the Repeat Alerts button near the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Tap the number of times that you would like the text message alerts to repeat. If you select the Never option, then you will only receive the initial alert.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.