How to Turn Off Repeated Text Message Alerts on iPhone or iPad

Introduction

By default if you don’t read a message on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll receive a repeat alert for that same message two minutes later. Thankfully, if the repeat message alerts are annoying, you can easily turn off repeated text message alerts on your iPhone or iPad.

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Steps to Turn Off Repeated Text Message Alerts on iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll land on your Settings screen.
  2. Tap “Notifications” in this menu. The Notifications screen is shown.
  3. Scroll down to Messages on the lower part of this screen, and then tap “Messages.” The Messages screen is displayed.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of this screen and then tap “Customize Notifications.” You’ll land on the Customize Notifications screen.
  5. Tap “Repeat Alerts.” You’ll open a menu where you can choose how many times your iPhone or iPad should repeat text message alerts.
  6. Tap to place a check mark next to “Never” if you don’t want to receive more than one alert for a text message on your iPhone or iPad. Going forward you’ll only receive one message alert.

Why Does My iPhone or iPad Send Me Repeat Text Message Alerts?

The repeat text message feature is enabled on all iPhone and iPad devices by default. While the feature can be annoying, it does provide useful reminders for important messages that you may have missed or been too busy to respond to. For example, you may be tied up in meetings, at one of your kid’s events, or otherwise preoccupied and unable to immediately respond to a text message, and the repeat alert will remind you to check the message when you’re able to do so.

Reasons You May Want to Turn Off Repeat Text Message Alerts on Your iPhone or iPad

1. Avoid Distractions

Staying focused can be a challenge in today’s world, and repetitive text message alerts only add to the distractions. When you receive multiple notifications for the same message, it can take away from your productivity and workflow. To avoid this, turn off repeated text message alerts on your iPhone or iPad. This way, you’ll only receive one notification for each new message and can stay focused on the task at hand.

2. Conserve Battery Life

Screen usage is one of the biggest battery drains for any device, and excessive notifications only add to that. When you receive the same notification repeatedly, you’re likely to check your phone more often, which results in increased screen usage. To conserve battery life, turn off repeated text message alerts. You’ll receive fewer notifications, and your device will last longer between charges.

3. Avoid Embarrassment

Receiving multiple notifications for the same message in a public setting can be embarrassing. The constant buzzing, beeping, or ringing can draw unwanted attention. To avoid this, turn off repeated text message alerts. You’ll receive only one notification for each new message, so you can stay focused on your surroundings and avoid unwanted attention.

4. Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Constant notifications can add to one’s stress and anxiety levels. When you receive the same message repeatedly, it can feel like an endless cycle of alerts and notifications. To reduce stress and anxiety, turn off repeated text message alerts. You’ll receive only one notification for each new message, so you can focus on what’s important and reduce stress.

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