Discord has become one of the most popular communication platforms, especially among gamers and online communities. With its robust feature set, easy-to-use interface, and availability on desktop as well as mobile, it’s no wonder Discord has grown so rapidly.
One handy feature on Discord is the ability to mute servers – this lets you silence notifications from specific servers so they don’t distract you. Muting can be very useful if you’re part of busy communities or want to focus without constant pings and notifications. The good news is muting servers is easy to do on both mobile and desktop!
In this post, I’ll explain exactly how to mute a Discord server from your mobile device, using either iOS or Android. I’ll also provide tips for customizing notifications and managing muted servers. Let’s get started!
Key Takeaways on Muting Discord Servers on Mobile
- Long pressing a server icon brings up iOS and Android options to mute or unmute.
- Muting stops notifications and fades the icon to indicate it’s muted.
- You can selectively mute channels within servers to fine-tune notifications.
- Muted servers can be unmuted at any time the same way.
- The mute options work the same way on both mobile operating systems.
- Muting on mobile provides an easy way to manage active servers on the go.
How to Mute a Discord Server on iPhone
Muting servers in the Discord app for iPhone only takes a few taps:
- Open the Discord app on your iPhone.
- From your Discord servers list, tap and hold your finger on the server you want to mute. A menu will pop up.
- Tap “Mute” in the menu.
- Confirm you want to mute the server by tapping “Mute” again on the next screen.
The server icon will now appear faded out to indicate it’s muted. You won’t receive any notifications from that server.
To unmute the server:
- Tap and hold the muted server icon.
- Tap “Unmute” in the menu.
The server will return to normal with notifications and icons active again.
Muting Specific Channels on iPhone
The steps above mute an entire Discord server on an iPhone. If you only want to mute specific channels within a server:
- Tap the server name to open it.
- Tap the hashtag # channel name at the top of a channel.
- Tap “Mute Channel” in the menu that opens.
- Confirm muting the channel.
This mutes notifications from that channel only while keeping others unmuted.
How to Mute a Discord Server on Android
The process works very similarly in the Android Discord app:
- Open Discord on your Android device.
- Press and hold the server icon you want to mute from the server list.
- Tap “Mute” in the menu that appears.
- Confirm that you want to mute the server.
The server will now show as muted and you won’t get any notifications from it.
To unmute on Android:
- Press and hold the muted server icon.
- Tap “Unmute” in the menu.
The server will return to normal with all notifications active again.
Here is a YouTube video to guide you through
Muting Specific Channels on Android
To mute individual channels in a Discord server on Android:
- Tap the server name to open it.
- Press and hold the channel name at the top of the screen.
- Select “Mute channel” from the menu.
- Confirm you want to mute that channel only.
You’ll stop getting notifications from just that channel while staying notified about others.
Muting Servers From Discord Settings
Both the iPhone and Android apps also allow muting servers from the app settings:
- Tap your profile icon in the bottom menu bar.
- Go to Settings > Notifications > Manage Muted Servers
- Toggle servers on or off on the muted servers list.
This works the same as muting from the server list, but lets you view and control all muted servers in one place.
Unmuting All Servers at Once
If you want to unmute all previously muted servers simultaneously:
- Go to Settings > Notifications > Manage Muted Servers.
- Tap “Unmute All” at the top of the screen.
Every server you had muted will become unmuted and active again.
Why Won’t a Server Unmute?
If you’re having trouble getting a muted server to unmute on mobile, double check these troubleshooting tips:
- Make sure you tap “Unmute” not just “Mute” by accident.
- Try restarting the Discord app and unmuting again.
- Check Do Not Disturb mode isn’t enabled under your profile Settings > Notifications.
- On iPhone, confirm Discord notifications are enabled under Settings > Notifications > Discord.
- On Android, check Discord notifications are allowed in your system settings.
- Still not unmuting? Contact Discord support for help troubleshooting.
Who Can Mute Servers on Discord?
The ability to mute servers is available to all Discord users, regardless of their permissions. Anyone can mute servers they’ve joined to control notifications.
However, only server owners, admins and those with the Manage Channels permission can mute individual channels inside a server. Regular members can only mute entire servers.
Can You Mute Servers on Discord Desktop App?
In addition to muting in the mobile apps, it’s also easy to mute busy Discord servers while at your computer.
On the Discord desktop application, right click a server and choose “Mute Server” from the menu. The icon will show as muted and you won’t get notifications.
Right click again and choose “Unmute Server” when you want to re-enable notifications.
You can also mute individual channels by right clicking the channel name instead.
Customizing Notification Settings
In addition to fully muting servers, you can also customize notifications in Discord to only get notified about certain events. Here are some of the notification options you can tweak on mobile:
- Enable/disable @mentions notifications
- Enable/disable specific channel notifications
- Set notification priority for different servers
- Choose a custom notification sound
Take a few minutes to review the notification settings and set them up to best suit your preferences. This gives you more granular control over notifications.
Muting Discord servers on mobile is simple – just dive into the notification settings for each server. Both iOS and Android make it easy to toggle mute on and off as needed.
Optimizing your notification settings goes hand in hand with targeted server muting. Take advantage of all the options to customize notifications to your preferences.
Stay on top of managing muted servers by periodically checking in on them. And use muting strategically to minimize distractions only when required.
With this guide, you now know exactly how to mute and unmute any Discord server from your phone. So mute away when you need some peace and quiet!
FAQs About Muting Discord Servers on Mobile
Can I mute individual channels instead of the whole server?
Yes! You can mute specific text and voice channels by changing the notification settings for each channel. This mutes notifications just from that channel.
Do muted servers still show in my channel list?
Yes, you will still see muted servers and channels in your server/channel list. Muting just silences notifications.
Can I mute servers on desktop and stay muted on mobile?
Unfortunately muting is not synced across platforms. You’ll have to mute a server separately on desktop and mobile.
What happens if I get mentioned in a muted server?
Mentions will still trigger notifications, even in a muted server. So you won’t miss important mentions.
Will muted servers affect my badge count?
No, muted servers will not increment your unread badge count. Only unmuted servers affect the badge.
Can I mute servers temporarily?
Absolutely! You can mute and unmute servers anytime. Muting is not permanent.
How do I mute DMs or group DMs?
You’ll need to mute conversations individually from the main Direct Messages screen. There is no global mute for DMs.
Can I mute servers on the web version of Discord?
Yes, muting works the same way on web. Just use the notification settings for each server.