How to Put an End to Those Pesky iPhone Message Notifications

How to Put an End to Those Pesky iPhone Message Notifications

Are you tired of being bombarded with the same notification over and over again on your iPhone? I know I am! But don’t worry, because I have a solution for you. Let me show you how to get rid of those annoying repeating alerts once and for all.

First things first, let’s head to our iPhone’s settings. Open up the Settings app and scroll down until you find the Notifications option. Tap on it, and you’ll be greeted with a list of all your apps.

Now, here comes the tricky part. You need to locate the app that’s causing all the trouble. Scroll down until you find the Messages app and tap on it. This will take you to the Messages settings.

Once you’re in the Messages settings, you’ll see various options to customize your notifications. Look for the “Repeat Alerts” option and tap on it. This is where the magic happens.

By default, the Repeat Alerts option is set to “Once.” This means that you’ll get a single alert for each message you receive. But if you’re like me and you don’t want to be bothered by repetitive notifications, change this option to “Never.” This will ensure that you only get one notification per message, no matter how many times it’s sent.

And that’s it! You’re done. Say goodbye to those endless notifications that drive you crazy. From now on, you’ll only receive one notification for each message you receive on your iPhone.

I hope this little tip has helped you regain control over your notifications. Remember, it’s your phone, and you should have the power to decide how it notifies you. Now go ahead and enjoy your newfound peace and quiet. You deserve it!

It’s frustrating when you miss an important text message because you stepped out of the room. That’s why Apple designed the iPhone to send a second notification two minutes later when an SMS or iMessage arrives while your iPhone is locked. But some of us, including me at TekRevue, find these multiple notifications more annoying than helpful. I’ll show you how to turn off that second alert. However, if you actually prefer getting multiple text message notifications, I’ll also explain how to add even more repeating alerts.

To start, unlock your iPhone, open the Settings app, and tap on Notifications. Your Notifications page may look different from the screenshots depending on the apps you have. But every user will have Messages as an option. Find it and tap on it.

Next, scroll down to the bottom of the Messages Settings page and tap on Repeat Alerts.

This page controls how many times your iPhone will repeat the alert notification when you receive a new SMS or iMessage while the phone is locked. By default, it’s set to “Once,” which gives you two alerts: one when the message arrives, and a second alert after two minutes. If you want to disable the repeating alerts completely, choose “Never.” If you want even more text message alerts, choose one of the larger options. After making your choice, just go back to your Home Screen. You don’t need to save or restart your phone. The new repeating alerts (or lack thereof) will take effect the next time your iPhone receives a message.

Why Should You Turn Off Repeating Alerts on the iPhone?

The iPhone’s repeating alert feature seems useful at first. By repeating the notification alert a few minutes later, it increases the chance that we’ll see the message if we missed it the first time. However, after using this feature for several years, we’ve found it to be more annoying than helpful.

The problem is that the two-minute interval isn’t right for most situations. If we miss the alert for an incoming iMessage, it’s usually because we’re out of the room and won’t return within those two minutes.

Most of the time, if we’re within earshot of the iPhone but can’t reach it right away, it’s because we’re busy with something else—working on an assignment, taking care of kids, or doing chores. We’ve heard the initial alert, and that’s enough for us.

But with repeating alerts turned on, especially with more than the default, we just keep hearing a loud and annoying “ding!” or vibration every two minutes. It distracts us from our tasks and makes it hard to know if we’ve received a second message or if it’s just the second alert from the original message.

While products like the Apple Watch and the ability to receive text messages on your Mac have made the repeating alerts less of an issue, they don’t solve all situations where they only serve to annoy.

If you’re like us, follow the steps above to turn off repeating message alerts on your iPhone. You’ll still get the initial alert, and Notification Center can show unread messages directly on your lock screen. This way, you can catch up on what you missed without getting distracted or annoyed when you’re in the same room as your iPhone but can’t reach it immediately.

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