Mobile device distractions can be productivity killers. One distraction that is particularly unwelcome is being included on a group conversation that you don't want to be involved in, and then getting notification after notification each time a group member chimes in.
Fortunately, you can solve this issue in the iOS 11 Messages app by enabling Do Not Disturb on a group chat or an individual message. Follow these steps.
- Open the Messages app.
- Select the group or individual message you want to silence.
- Select the Details button.
- Select the Hide Alerts switch to toggle it to on (Figure A).
Now when you receive a message from the group or an individual you will no longer receive a notification that a new message has arrived.
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- How to use group messaging in the iOS 11 iMessages app (TechRepublic)
- New iOS 11 feature automatically deletes unused apps to free up storage on your iPhone (TechRepublic)
- Hide the annoying app dock in iOS 11's Messages app (CNET)
Cory Bohon is an indie developer, creating both iOS and OS X applications at Cocoa App (his own company), MartianCraft, and for various other clients. As a part of full disclosure, he does not write about any software that he has created or has helped to create through these outlets.
Cory Bohon is an indie developer specializing in iOS and OS X development. He runs a software company called Cocoa App and is also a developer at MartianCraft. He was introduced to technology at an early age and has been writing about his favorite technology part-time since 2007. He runs a development blog named ObjDev when he isn’t writing about consumer tech.