Tip of the Day: How to Use Your iPhone's Do Not Disturb Setting

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 How to Use Your iPhone's Do Not Disturb Setting

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Thanks to our iDevices we can be connected at all times, never missing a call, email, message, or notification. But there may be times when you don't want to be connected. That's when the Do Not Disturb feature comes in handy.

 

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There are three ways you can enable Do Not Disturb on your iPhone:

  •  You can ask Siri to enable Do Not Disturb.

  •  You can swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center and then tap the crescent moon icon.

  • Or, you can go to Settings>Do Not Disturb and then manually toggle on/off Do Not Disturb.

In the Do Not Disturb settings, toggle on Scheduled to automatically turn on Do Not Disturb during the hours when you are usually in bed or during other recurring events.

Tap Allow Calls From to select who you’d still like to receive calls from, even when Do Not Disturb is enabled. For example, you can allow calls from only your Favorites or from no one.

Toggle on Repeated Calls to allow repeated calls to go through (that way you never miss an emergency).

You can also choose whether you want to always block calls, messages, and notifications, or only to block them when your iPhone is locked.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on iPhoneLife.com! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.