If you're tired of getting new message alerts from a frequent texter, you turn them off without blocking them entirely. You'll still get an alert if someone important sends a message, but your phone will no longer buzz if you get a message from the chatty person.
It's really easy to do, but it's kind of a hidden feature. Here's how to do it.
- Open your iMessage app.
- Select the ongoing conversation with the person you'd like to mute.