How to Silence Text Notifications on iPhone 14

To quiet iPhone 14 text messages, go to Settings > Notifications > Messages > Sounds > scroll down and select None.

Our guide continues below with further information and screenshots on turning off the iPhone’s text message notification sound.

For more information on this issue, see this video on how to silence text notifications on iPhone 14.

How to Disable the iPhone Text Message Sound (With Pictures)

The instructions in this post were carried out using an iPhone 14 Plus running iOS 16.6.

These methods are also applicable to many other versions of iOS and iPhone models, including the following:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

Step 1: On your Home screen, locate the Settings icon and tap it to access the menu.

select Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select Notifications.

select Notifications

Step 3: Scroll down and select Messages from the list of available apps.

choose Messages

Step 4: Go to the Sounds tab.

select Sounds

Step 5: Scroll to the tone list section and select None.

how to silence text notifications on iPhone 14

You’ll be able to use your phone and receive text messages and iMessages without hearing that notification sound every time now that you know how to silence text notifications on iPhone 14.

You may alternatively choose the Vibration option at the top of the Sounds page and select the None option if you don’t want your phone to vibrate when they arrive.

There are also some other notification settings on this menu that you might decide to adjust as well.

For example, you could turn the Badges option on or off based on whether or not you would like to see the red circle with the white number that appears on the Messages app when you have an unread message.

You could also select the Customize Notifications option at the bottom of the menu and change the setting for repeat alerts, or you could choose to block notifications from unknown senders.

Video – Muting the iPhone 14 Text Notification Sound

Summary – Turn Off the iPhone 14 Text Message Sound

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Go to Notifications.
  3. Select Messages.
  4. Select Sounds.
  5. Choose None.

Related: How to Remove an App on an iPhone 14


If you don’t always have your iPhone turned off, you’re probably aware of all the different sounds it can produce.

Whether it’s the sound you hear when you lock or unlock your iPhone or the sound the phone makes while you type, your iPhone is constantly generating noises.

However, many of these sounds, like the notification sound for new text messages, can be disabled.

Hopefully, our instruction on how to silence text notifications on iPhone 14 has assisted you in locating that setting and turning it off so you no longer hear anything when you receive a new message on your device.

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