How to Turn Off iPhone 13 Message Notifications

The notifications about text messages on your iPhone 13 can be really helpful in making sure that you don’t miss something important.

But if you receive a lot of texts and are constantly checking the app anyway, then those notifications may serve as more of a distraction than anything else.

Fortunately, you can customize the notifications on the device, even choosing to turn them off completely if you would like.

How to Shut Off All Message Notifications on iPhone

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Notifications.
  3. Select Messages.
  4. Turn off Allow Notifications.

Our guide continues below with additional information about turning off all of the message notifications on your iPhone.

You can also check out this guide from for information about how to hide alerts on iPhone text conversations.

Each of the apps on your iPhone has some notifications that you can adjust.

This could involve the notifications you see on your lock screen, or that appear from the top of the screen, or even whether or not you see a red circle with a white number on the app icon.

But if you don’t want or need these notifications, then you might be curious about turning them off.

Our tutorial below will show you where to find the message notification settings on your iPhone so that you can completely disable them.

How to Disable iPhone Text Notifications

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 16.4 operating system.

Step 1: Find the Settings app on your iPhone and tap it to open the menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Notifications option.

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Messages option from the list of apps.

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Allow Notifications to disable it.

I have the notifications for my text messages turned off in the picture below.

how to turn off iPhone 13 message notifications

Now that you know how to turn off iPhone 13 message notifications, you will be able to control the number of disruptions that you experience due to people sending you iMessages and text messages.

Do you have an email account on your iPhone that you don’t need the messages from anymore? Our guide about how to sign out of mail on iPhone can show you a way to handle that.