Why is there a moon next to a text message on iPhone?

You can use an iPhone for years and still there’s something new to learn about iOS. Some users were wondering what’s the meaning of the moon icon next to text messages on an iPhone. Simply put, that’s the Do Not Disturb mode icon and if you want to learn how to disable it, continue reading.

How do I get rid of the crescent moon on my iPhone?

The crescent moon icon next to your messages or at the top (next to the battery status) stands for the DND. You can enable or disable this option from the Control Center. The DND stands for Do Not Disturb, one of the essential features in both iOS and Android for years.

With the Do Not Disturb mode is enabled, you won’t get any incoming calls and notifications. As the name suggests — extremely useful when you don’t want to be disturbed. Of course, there are more than a few things you can configure, allow incoming calls from Favorite contacts, enable Do Not Disturb While Driving, or allow Repeated Calls in case the call is important.

And, if you were chatting with someone and saw the crescent moon icon next to the name of a contact, it means that you won’t be notified of any incoming messages. Besides general settings, you have the option to put certain contacts in the Do Not Disturb state. That way, only notifications or incoming calls from those users won’t come through.

If you want to disable this per contact Do Not Disturb, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the conversation in Messages.
  2. Tap on the “i” icon.
  3. Turn off the Do Not Disturb.
  4. Tap Done to confirm

After that, you shouldn’t see the Do Not Disturb moon next to a text of that contact on your iPhone. Repeat this for all contacts you want to hear from while the Do Not Disturb mode is on.

That’s it. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to leave the feedback in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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