I love the group messaging feature on iMessage. With iOS 14, the introduction of new iMessage features like the inline reply and the ability to tag or mention people in group messages have made it even better. However, the new mention feature also means that you will receive notifications even on muted group threads if someone mentions your name. In this article, I am going to show you how you can disable the iMessage mentions notification to solve this problem.
Disable iMessage Mentions Notification on iPhone
While I want to keep the mentions feature turned on for muted groups as it helps me receive notifications for messages that are for me without having to constantly bombarded with notifications for all messages, there are some groups that I want to keep completely muted.
The only problem is that you cannot do it on a group by group basis. You can either disable mention notification for all groups or none at all. So keep that in mind before you proceed with this setup.
1. Open the Settings app and tap on Messages.
2. Here, scroll down to find the “Notify Me” toggle under “Mentions” and disable it.
That’s it. You will not receive notifications for muted threads, even if someone mentions your name in the group chat.
Completely Mute Group Messages on iPhone and iPad
As you can see, the steps are fairly simple. I wish Apple allowed me to turn off mention notifications for specific groups. But until that feature is here, I guess we have to settle for what we have right now. At least, I am not forced to receive mention notifications even when I don’t want it.
iOS 14 is sprinkled with features like this. If you have installed the update don’t forget to check out our coverage on new features including the back tap feature, widgets, custom icons, and more.