As iMesaage notifications can provide user accessibility and let you stay updated with what you receive on iMessage popular system, sometimes they can be inconvenient. Fortunately there are variety of different useful settings and option to manage your iMessage notifications as you like it.
How to turn iMessage previews notifications on or off in iPhone and iPad?
As you probably know all of the received iMessages would be previewed on the lock screen and home screen of an iPhone by default with showing the sender’s name and the content of their message. This option can risk your security and privacy while anyone looks at your screen, even without unlocking it can go through your conversation and received iMessages. So in case you do not feel convenient and you would prefer that the iMessages be hidden from the lock screen of the iPhone, do not worry you can change the default setting to accomplish your level of desired privacy.
You can choose to have your iMessage notifications with only the sender’s name and not the content of the received messages. To do so follow the simple instruction bellow.
- Enter settings.
Enter Settings from your iphone or ipad Home screen.
- Enter notifications.
Scroll down and tap Notifications.
- Tap Messages.
Scroll down and choose messages.
- Tap Show Previews.
- Choose an option.
Tap the option you would like to choose. The appeared options are as follows:
Always (Choose this option and the iMessage preview would always appear when the device is locked or on the home screen.)
When Unlocked (Choose this option and the iMessage preview would only appear when the device id unlocked)
Never (Choose this option and iMessage preview would be disabled totally)
How to stop receiving iMessage notifications?
If you disable all notifications for iMessages when a Message arrives there will be no alert. There will also be no red bubble on your Messages app icon. However in case you do not want to receive any notifications for iMessages follow the steps bellow.
Step1. Go to Settings
Step2. Tap Notifications
Step3. Tap on Messages
Step4. Deselect Allow Notifications.
If you do so the only way to find out if you have a new Message is that you open Messages and check the blue dot beside any conversations that contains unread messages. It is somehow risky since you might miss out on important updates.
How to stop iMessage notifications from a specific person?
In order to stop iMessage notifications from a particular conversation follow the steps bellow.
Step1. Go to Settings
Step2. Scroll down and tap Notifications
Step3. Scroll down and tap Messages. Make sure the notifications are enabled at first place.
Step4. Open the Messages app
Step5. Choose the conversation you wish to disable iMessage notifications.
Step6. Open the iMessage screen.
Step7. Tap on the (i) in the top right corner.
Step8. Chose Hide Alerts.
You also can swipe left on the desired conversation simply and choose to Hide alerts.
Now you will not get notification alert if iMessages received to that Message thread. In this case if you open Messages app you will see that there is a Do Not Disturb crescent moon icon next to the conversation. Simply open the conversation to read unread iMessages.
How to fix iMessage Notifications Say In 1 Minute?
You might have gone through the experience that you have received iMessage notifications and under it, it is written in 1 minute while you just got the notification at moment. Here is a list of possible problems and solution to fix the bug.
First of all the problem might be caused by incorrect time settings, to fix it Go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time and choose correct Time Zone.
Secondly your iOS might have updates available so update it to solve the issue with software update. To do so you just need to open the Settings app and tap General -> Software Update and then tap Download and Install.
Trying to signing in and out of iMessage might be helpful too. It can help fix the problem if you disable and enable back the iMessages. To do so enter Settings -> iMessage and toggle the switch next to iMessage to turn it off then toggle again to turn iMessage back on.
Finally if none of the solutions above worked reset all settings and restore to factory defaults. Remember that your Wi-Fi passwords, your connected Bluetooth devices, and background photos would be gone if you do so.
To reset all settings on your iPhone follow the steps bellow.
Step1. Enter Settings.
Step2. Tap on General.
Step3. Tap on Reset.
Step4. Choose to Reset All Settings. Tap Reset All Settings when the confirmation appears on the display.
How To Stop iMessage Notifications On MacBook Pro?
It can be so much inconvenient when you or somebody else is using your MacBook and your iMessage notifications keep poping up on the screen, here is how to disable it by signing out of iMessage.
Step1. On you MacBook open Messages.
Step2. Select the Preferences.
Step3. Select Account.
Step4. Select the iMessage account.
Step5. Unclick Enable this account.
Step6. Tap sign out and confirm it.
Remember that you will not be able to use iMessages on your MacBook unless you reactivate it. When you try to open messages a window will appear asking you to sign into your Apple iMessage account to sign in again.
If you do not want to completely remove the iMessage from your system you can manage to disable iMessage notifications by following the steps bellow.
Step1. Click on the Apple icon.
Step2. Select System preference
Step3. Select Notification on the menu.
Step4. Click on Messages.
Step5. Select None under message alert sign.
Step6. By this you still would be able to receive iMessages on your MacBook but you will not get notifications.
Frequent questions and answers about iMessage notifications
How to fix Not getting iMessage notifications and messages being marked read?
If you are not getting iMessage notifications and the messages are marked read without opening them first try to update your phone and if the problem still exist reboot your phone and it would disappear.
How to fix iPhone Shows Unread iMessages but There Are None?
If your iphone keeps showing that there are unread iMessages while it is not like that try to take some small steps to fix the issue. First make sure your iphone is updated to the latest iOS then force close the messages app and restart the phone. Not fixed yet? Reset all your iphone settings to the default. You also can delete all of your messages and conversation to fix the problem.
To set a desired alert for your iMessage notifications enter the setting on your iphone or ipad. Tap on notifications and the messages. There you can see sounds option, by tapping on it you will go through a list of possible sound alerts to choose from default tones or your iTunes ton storage.
In case you want the iMessage notifications alert repeat only once go to settings-> notifications-> messages and then scroll down to the bottom of the page. There tap on the Repeat Alerts and choose how many times you want it to repeat.
To hide iMessage alerts from your history on iphone locked screen go to settings-> notifications-> messages and then scroll down to Alerts section. The toggle the Show in history switch.
To choose banners look go to settings-> notifications-> messages and then scroll down to Alerts section toggle the show as banners switch to enable banners. Then choose to have temporary or persistent banners. Temporary banners appear at the top of the screen and go away automatically while persistent banners require an action before proceeding.
To manage vibration or disable it while receiving iMessages go to settings-> notifications-> messages and tap on the sounds option. On the appeared screen choose vibration and go through different vibration styles or disable it totally by choosing none at the bottom of screen. You also can create new vibration style there.
In case you want to hide the small number on the messages icon that shows the number of unread messages go to settings-> notifications-> messages and toggle the badge app icon switch to disable the option.