iPhone Message alert setting not working

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by SASRocks, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. SASRocks macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2014
    Hi all,

    I am using iPhone 5s IOS 7.1.1 and was hoping to change my message notification setting so that I only receive an alert when I receive messages from someone in my contacts. I went into the Notification Centre -> Message and scrolled down to select "Show alerts from my contacts" rather than "Show alerts from everyone".

    I thought this would do the trick. But this setting changed nothing - I used another number (which I deleted from my contacts) to send a message to myself and I am still getting alerts on the lock screen as well as the badge icon. Am I missing something here?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  2. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
  3. jlsm511 macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2008
    This is my understanding as well
  4. SASRocks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2014
    That explains a lot. Thanks guys.

    So I assume there is no way to do the same thing with SMS?
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Interesting, would be nice if they labeled it as such or included a line of text explaining that.

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