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There are times when a group chat goes haywire, or an app won’t stop spamming you with notifications. When this happens, just mute the notifications for the app (for an hour, or the day). We’ll show you how it’s done.

Starting in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has changed the way muting notifications work. The Delivery Quietly feature is now gone. Instead, it’s replaced with a more straightforward Mute feature.

To get started, find the offending notification from the lock screen or the Notification Center. If you’re on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen to open Notification Center.

Once you find the notification, swipe left on it.

Swipe left on the notification.

Tap the “Options” button.

After swiping, tap the "Options" button to get your options for that notification.

Here, you can choose the “Mute For One Hour” or “Mute For Today” option to quickly mute the notification.

Choose "Mute for One Hour" or "Mute for Today" according to your needs.

Once the app is muted, you won’t get audio notifications or vibration feedback when a new notification comes in. The notifications will still be available in the Notification Center, however.

And that is a good thing, because the only way to unmute an app is using Notification Center. There’s no option for it in Settings.

To unmute an app, find the notification in the Notification Center, and swipe left on it. Here, tap the “Options” button, and choose the “Unmute” option.

Tap "Unmute" from the Options menu to unmute the app.

You will now receive notifications from the app like you usually do. Don’t want to be bothered by an app ever again? Just disable the notifications!

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