How to Automatically Start Do Not Disturb When You Begin an Apple Watch Workout

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If you're getting in the zone on a good workout, listening to your music, and feeling the endorphin rush, then the interruption of a notification from your Apple Watch can mess up your rhythm. Luckily, all you have to do is open your Watch app, go to the General settings page, select Do Not Disturb, and activate Workout Do Not Disturb. Then your watch will automatically enter Do Not Disturb mode any time you start a workout, and your running or rowing will be the "me time" you need. Let's get started.

Related: How to Update watchOS on Your Apple Watch

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How to Enable Workout Do Not Disturb on Your Apple Watch:

You'll need to use the iPhone your Apple Watch is paired with to change this setting.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General.

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  3. Tap Do Not Disturb.
  4. Now toggle on Workout Do Not Disturb.

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That's it!

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.