Turn Off Repeated Alerts For Messages On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip][Updated]

Turn Off Repeated Alerts For Messages On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip][Updated]

While repeated alerts for our text messages are helpful sometimes, other times they’re just downright annoying. If you find that they frustrate you more than they help you, here’s how to turn them off and receive just one alert per message.

First, open up the Settings app on your device, and then tap ‘Notifications’. Now find the ‘Messages’ tab and tap on that.

Turn Off Repeated Alerts For Messages On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip][Updated]

Now scroll down and tap on the ‘Repeat Alert’ tab. Here you have options to turn alerts off completely, or to receive them once, twice, three times, five times, and ten times. Of course, you’re going to want to select ‘Once’.

UPDATE: As pointed out by a number of readers, I made a glaring error that I will be violently punished for. Instead of selecting ‘Once’, you actually want to select ‘Never.’ This will ensure that you get your first alert, but that it doesn’t repeat again. Thank you, helpful readers.

Turn Off Repeated Alerts For Messages On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip][Updated]

You will now receive alerts only once when you get a text messages.

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  • MrMLK

    Actually, I think you meant to say that you want to set it to “never”. Setting it to “once” makes each message that comes in (and isn’t acknowledged) notify you twice. Which is exactly what you have asked for when you ask it to “repeat once”. Setting it to “Never” makes it notify you just the one time.

  • OEB

    lol.  cult of mac tip fail. 

    Thanks for the heads up MrMLK.

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