How to use Do Not Disturb on iPhone
Apple has a mode called "Do Not Disturb" that makes your iPhone completely silent. Do Not Disturb is a Focus option in which you can enable on your iPhone if you want to block any calls, texts, and notifications, and silence your iPhone completely. When Do Not Disturb is turned on, all sounds from notifications stop and the screen stays dark. Yes, the alerts are still coming in, and you can see them if you turn the screen on yourself. But if you leave the phone alone, it will give you a break from the Internet. This guide has everything you need to know about Do Not Disturb on iPhone.
What is D Not Disturb on iPhone?
Do Not Disturb is a Focus setting on your iPhone that you can use to avoid being interrupted when you're busy or trying to get something done. When Do Not Disturb is turned on, alerts and notifications are turned off when your device is locked. That means you can turn on "Do Not Disturb," lock your iPhone, and it won't bother you again until you want it to.
When Do Not Disturb is turned on, you can tell certan people and apps to send you notifications. For example, if you're waiting for an important message from a certain person, you can go to the Do Not Disturb settings on your iPhone and choose that person from your contacts. You can do the same thing with apps if you want to get notifications from certain apps.
How to turn on Do Not Disturb on iPhone
Using the Control Center
1. Open the Control Center.
To get to the Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. If you have an iPhone X or later or an iPad with iOS 12 or later, you can instead pull down the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen.
2. Tap on the"Do not disturb" icon. It looks like a white crescent moon.
1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
3. Toggle on Do Not Disturb.
Now that Do Not Disturb is turned on, you won't get any notifications until you go back to the Control Center and tap the icon to turn it off.
Long-press the icon when you turn on "Do Not Disturb" to change how it works. You can turn it on for an hour, until the evening, or until you leave your current location.
Tap the "Do Not Disturb" button to turn it on right away, or long-press it for more scheduling options.
That's all you need to do to turn on Do Not Disturb. But there are many ways to change what can get past the "Do Not Disturb" wall, so you can see exactly what you want. See Customizing Do Not Disturb below for more information on how to do this.
How to schedule Do Not Disturb on iPhone
1. Tap the Gear icon to open Settings then tap "Do not disturb."
2. Tap "Scheduled" to turn on the scheduling mode.
3. Tap the From–To option and set the times you want Do Not Disturb to start and end every day. You might want it to start every night at 10 PM and end every morning at 7 AM, for example.
4. Tap Back when you're done.
You can make any other changes you want to your Do Not Disturb setting, and then tap Settings to go back to the main Settings screen. It will now happen every day.
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How to customize Do Not Disturb on an iPhone
From the above scheduling page, you can change the Do Not Disturb feature on your iPhone in many ways:
Bedtime mode: Do Not Disturb will be on for hours at a time when Bedtime mode is on. If you turn it on, notifications won't show up on the lock screen all night, even if you wake up and check your phone. (You can still check the Notification Center at 2 AM to see if they are there.)
Silence mode: You can also choose how quiet your phone should be in the Silence section. Choose between "Always" and "While iPhone is locked." If you choose "Always," the phone will always be silent (it will still make a sound if the phone is turned on and in use).
In the Phone section, you can choose who will answer the phone when it rings. You can choose to let calls come in from "Everyone," "No One," or only people in your "Favorites" list. However, letting calls come in from "Everyone" kind of defeats the point of "Do Not Disturb."
Do Not Disturb While Driving lets you set the mode to automatically turn on Do Not Disturb when you are driving, as you might guess. You need a car that can connect to Bluetooth for that to work.
Last but not least, there is one more Do Not Disturb choice. It is in the Contacts app and is called Emergency Bypass. If you turn on Emergency Bypass for a certain contact, calls from that person will still ring and vibrate even when you've set your phone to "Do Not Disturb." To do this, open the Contacts app, find the person you want to call, and tap "Ringtone." "Emergency Bypass" should be turned on on the Ringtone screen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my Phone Ringing During Do Not Disturb Mode?
As we've already said, even if your iPhone is set to "Do Not Disturb" mode, it will start to ring if someone keeps calling your number (makes a second Call within 3 minutes of the first Call).
You can stop this from happening by going to Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb > People > Calls From and turning off the option for Allow Repeated Calls.
How do I allow calls from certain contacts during Do Not Disturb mode?
During a "do not disturb" mode, you can choose who can call you.
To let calls from certain specific contacts through when your iPhone is set to "Do Not Disturb," all you have to do is mark those specific contacts as "Favorites" on your iPhone.
1. Open the Contacts app, choose the person, and then tap the "Add to Favorites" button.
2. Choose the Call option from the pop-up.
3. Go to Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb > People > Calls From.
4. Make sure that the Favorites option is chosen on the next screen.
That's everything you need to know about Do Not Disturb on iPhone. If you have any trouble while using the Do Not Disturb mode, just leave a comment below and we will help you solve it.