First, go to your home screen and find the Messages app, then give it a click.
Find the message thread that you've been getting just way to many notifications from.
Once you've found the message thread you want to mute, swipe from right to left on the message to bring up the mute option.
Now, click the purple mute button. Once you click the button, the message thread will automatically mute.
Once the message thread has been muted, you will still receive messages from that person or group, but the thread is silenced, so all notifications are paused. You will also see the DND (do not disturb) symbol to the left of any message thread that has been muted.
To unmute a message thread, you will follow the below steps:
- Open Messages.
- Find the message thread.
- Swipe left on the message thread.
- Click "unmute."
Notice the steps are exactly the same other than the mute button changes from mute to unmute until the feature is disabled. You can mute and unmute a thread as much as you want.
Sometimes, when you are busy or out and about and your iPhone starts ringing, you don't want to pick it up, but you know it might be so-and-so with that important call you've been waiting on.