How to Hide Alerts in Messages App on iPhone in iOS 11

Handle random notifications smartly! If you don't want repeated notifications from a particular conversation to distract your attention or just wish to avoid them, follow this quick guide to hiding alerts of individual conversation in Message app in iOS 11.

I find message alerts very useful as they keep me in sync with the on-going conversation or help me stay updated about important things with ease. While I’m not so much bothered about normal alerts, I get a bit concerned about the privacy of some personal messages. For instance, I don’t want a touchy message from one of my close friends to show up on the Lock screen. Messages app for iOS 11 has got a right take on it! So, what it is? Turns out, there is a way to hide alerts from an individual conversation in iOS 11 Messages app on iPhone and iPad.

You can hide alerts of not just iMessage conversation but also general SMS. When enabled, message alerts won’t show up on the screen. Head into this quick guide to know more about how it works!

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How to Hide Individual iMessage Alerts in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, open any conversation.

Step #3. Now, you need to tap on the “i” button at the top right corner of the screen.

Tap on i Icon in Messages App on iPhone

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Step #4. Next up, turn on the switch next to Hide Alerts.

Hide Alerts in iMessage App on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #5. In the end, make sure to tap on Done at the upper right corner of the screen.

Hide Individual iMessage Alerts in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

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That’s it!

From now onwards, the alerts from this conversation will be hidden.

How to Show Individual iMessage Alerts in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

If you happened to change your mind later and wish to show the alerts on the screen, you can get it done with ease.

Step #1. Open Messages app → Conversation in question → “i” button.

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Tap on i Icon in Messages App on iPhone

Step #2. Now, turn off the switch next to Hide Alerts.

Show Individual iMessage Alerts in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #3. Tap on Done at the upper right corner of the screen.

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Show Individual iMessage Alerts in iOS 11 on iPhone

Video: Hide Alerts/Notifications for iMessages in iOS 11

Wrapping up

What’s your take on this new feature in iOS 11? Will it help improve your messaging experience?

Personally, I like this feature to keep message notifications slightly hidden. It provides needed privacy to them. Besides, it can also be very helpful if you don’t want to see random notifications from any conversation thread.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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