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

Everyone needs some "me time;" and for many of us, that part of the day comes when it's time to work out. When you're getting in the zone, listening to your music and feeling the endorphin rush, only to be interrupted by a notification from your Apple Watch, you're bound to get a bit aggravated. Luckily, there's a fix for this issue! Let's get started learning how to set Do Not Disturb to automatically begin when you start a workout on your Apple Watch so that you can end the annoying interruptions. 

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

  • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Tap General.

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  • Tap Do Not Disturb.
  • 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.