How do I prevent the iPhone 5 from beeping twice when a text message arrives?

It beeps twice when there is a new message. I only want one notification. How do I have only one notification instead of two? It plays the notification sound, waits about 2 minutes, then plays it again if the phone is not touched. How do I turn double notification sounds off?

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Settings App -> Notifications -> Messages -> Repeat Alerts

change that to "never." :-)

Let me know if that helped...

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    Wow, I thought it was a super annoying bug. But it's actually a feature. Who would have thought there're people who want to be notified multiple times about receiving a text. Pfff.
    – Nikita R.
    Oct 21, 2015 at 21:00
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    LOL, there's an option for "repeat 10 times," too. I agree this feature is SUPER ANNOYING, and thank you guys for showing me how to stop it. In fairness to Apple, though, I can see how some people who are obsessed with answering messages immediately would find it helpful in case they missed the first alert. Personally I would've made "never" the default, though.
    – Steve-O
    Dec 9, 2016 at 22:05

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