How to Schedule Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone

It’s wonderful to be constantly connected to friends, family, and coworkers… until it’s not. An iPhone can make you more available and productive, able to pick up last minute items at the grocery store, or help you lend expertise to a client halfway around the world; but it can also encroach on time set aside for family, rest, and relaxation. Fortunately, you can utilize Do Not Disturb on your iPhone to mute intrusive calls, texts, and notifications.

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How to Schedule Do Not Disturb Times

  • Go to Settings and scroll down to Do Not Disturb.
  • Toggle the Scheduled switch.

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  • Change the From and To settings to your bedtime and wake up time, family dinner time, or whatever regularly scheduled event you’d like your phone to leave you alone during.

How to Schedule Do Not Disturb On Your iPhone

With the Schedule set and turned on, your Do Not Disturb will automatically engage at the times you’ve set. Also, if you’re concerned about missing a critical work call or family emergency, check out our tip on that here. Do Not Disturb has been around quite some time on iPhone, which means this tip will work for any iPhone model running any iOS.

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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.