How do you hide a conversation on iPhone?

Answered by Jason Smith

To hide a conversation on your iPhone, follow these steps:

1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
2. Locate the specific conversation thread that you want to hide.
3. Once you have found the conversation, tap on it to open it.
4. In the top right corner of the screen, you will see the recipient’s name or phone number. Tap on it.
5. This will open the conversation details page. Here, you will find various options related to the conversation.
6. Look for the “Info” icon, which is represented by an “i” inside a circle. Tap on it.
7. On the conversation details page, scroll down until you see the “Hide Alerts” option. Tap on it.
8. A confirmation message will appear, explaining that hiding alerts will mute notifications for this conversation. Tap on “Hide Alerts” to proceed.
9. Once you have hidden the conversation, you will notice that the recipient’s name or phone number in the conversation list will have a moon icon next to it. This indicates that alerts for this conversation are now muted.
10. If you want to unhide the conversation later, simply follow steps 1-5 again, and on the conversation details page, tap on “Show Alerts” instead of “Hide Alerts.”

If you have other recipients or conversation threads that you want to hide from popping up, you can repeat steps 2-8 for each of them.

Hiding conversations can be useful in various situations. For example, if you are in a group chat that is particularly active or noisy, you may choose to hide alerts to avoid constant notifications. This can help you maintain focus or reduce distractions during certain times, such as when you’re working, studying, or sleeping.

I personally find this feature helpful when I need some uninterrupted time to focus on important tasks. By hiding conversations, I can temporarily silence notifications from specific contacts or group chats, allowing me to concentrate without unnecessary distractions.

It’s worth noting that hiding a conversation on your iPhone only mutes notifications for that specific conversation. You will still receive messages, and they will be visible when you open the Messages app. Hiding a conversation does not delete or archive it; it simply prevents notifications from appearing on your lock screen or banner alerts.

Hiding a conversation on your iPhone is a simple and effective way to temporarily mute notifications for specific contacts or group chats. It can help you maintain focus and reduce distractions when needed.