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Shushing/un-shushing text messages from individual contacts: iPhone and Android

A friend, who’s an iPhone user, recently said that she no longer hears a sound when receiving text messages from me. Messages from others do have a sound. The only ‘clue’ was that there was a half moon shape beside my name. That made me curious on how to toggle text message sounds on and off for an individual on both the iPhone and Android.   Shush image

iPhone

How to Mute

  1. Launch the “Messages” app
  2. Swipe left on the conversation that you'd like to mute
  3. Tap Hide Alerts
  4. You should now see a half moon icon next to the conversation that you've silenced.

How to Unmute

  1. Launch the “Messages” app
  2. Swipe left on the conversation that you'd like to unmute
  3. Tap Show Alerts
  4. The half moon icon should now be gone for that specific contact

Android

How to Mute

  1. Tap the “Messages” icon
  2. Select the conversation
  3. Tap the “Menu” icon (a string of 3 vertical dots)
  4. Select “Mute conversation”
  5. You should now see a speaker icon with an ‘x’ in front of the conversation that you’ve silenced.

How to Unmute

  1. Tap the “Messages” icon
  2. Select the conversation
  3. Tap the “Menu” icon (a string of 3 vertical dots)
  4. Select “Unmute conversation”
  5. Both the speaker icon and the ‘x’ in front it should now be gone.

Note: different versions of software may be a little different to navigate than what is suggested.

Good luck!

 

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