What Does the Crescent Moon Mean on my iPhone Message in iOS 11/12

What is the crescent moon next to the name on iPhone Messages coversation in iOS 11/12? Here in this post, we will tell what the Moon mean and give a simple solution to remove crescent moon on iPhone text message.

By Lydia Smith | Posted on: May. 03, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 06, 2018
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As iPhone users, you would have seen a lot of icons displayed in the top space or the Status bar of your iPhone. Status bar contains icons for various settings and functions of your iPhone and the list also includes a crescent moon icon. This icon can be very confusing and you will want to know “how do I get rid of the crescent moon on my iPhone”. Usually, the crescent moon next to name means that the device is in the Do Not Disturb mode. When the device is in Do Not Disturb mode, you won’t get any type of notification for a call, message or other alerts.

But the status bar isn’t the only place where you will see this icon. Sometimes, this crescent moon icon will also be displayed next to text messages and people want to know “what does the moon mean on my iPhone text message”. The crescent moon icon next to a text message thread means that you have enabled Do Not Disturb for that particular conversation. Do Not Disturb doesn’t block the messages, but mutes the notifications when you receive a message from that person. In this article, we will tell you how to remove crescent moon on iPhone.

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How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11/12

When you mute a message conversation, you won’t get any alerts or notification about any message that you receive on that conversation. Though Do Not Disturb doesn’t block the messages itself but the only the notifications, but if you miss out on important conversations, it can cost you later. You can disable the Do Not Disturb the following conversation if you do not like this feature. Follow the below steps to learn how to remove crescent moon on iPhone.

Step 1. Tap on the Messages app icon to open the Messages app.

How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11 - Step 1

How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11 – Step 1

Step 2. Now, open the message or conversation with the crescent moon icon on its left.

How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11 - Step 2

How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11 – Step 2

Step 3. Then, tap on the “I” or Details button at the top right corner of the screen.

How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11 - Step 3

How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11 – Step 3

Step 4. On the Details screen, switch on the toggle for the “Hide alerts” (Do Not Disturb in iOS 10 or earlier). This will remove the crescent moon icon from the left of the messages.

How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11 - Step 4

How to Remove Crescent Moon on iPhone in iOS 11 – Step 4

After switching off the toggle, the Do Not Disturb mode for the particular conversation will be disabled. The crescent moon icon will be removed from the left of the messages and you will get alerts or notifications when you receive a message on that conversation.

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The Bottom Line

Do Not Disturb in text messages can be very helpful when you are doing some important work and don’t want to be disturbed by text messages notifications. So, in this article, we have provided you a simple solution for your question on “how do I get rid of the crescent moon on my iPhone”. If you still have any other doubts, welcome to write down in the comments. For more details about AnyTrans for Android, head to get it to have a free trial >

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.