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

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 of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.