Do not disturb mode on your iPhone can be helpful when you need to focus on a task without distractions. However, it’s not ideal to have it on all the time.
Thankfully, this recent iOS update makes it easy to turn do not disturb off on your iPhone. You can do this in a few simple steps.
How to turn it on
Do Not Disturb is a great feature that lets you keep calls and notifications off your iPhone. It can be useful for times when you need to get some work done or concentrate on other tasks, such as attending a meeting or spending time with friends and family.
However, Do Not Disturb can be frustrating if you find it constantly getting turned on automatically or don’t know how to disable it. If this happens to you, there are several ways you can get it off.
The first way is to use the Do Not Disturb icon in Control Center, which looks like a crescent moon. To turn it on, just tap it, and to turn it off, just tap it again.
If you want Do Not Disturb to automatically turn on at a specific time, such as when you go to sleep or before a certain event, you can set it up in the Settings app. You can choose how long it should stay on and whether or not it should ring when you receive certain types of calls.
How to turn it off at a specific time
Do not disturb is an excellent feature to silence incoming calls and notifications on your iPhone. It’s especially useful when you’re sleeping or trying to focus on a specific task. However, having it on all the time can lead to you missing important messages or calls.
You can set Do not disturb on a schedule, which means your phone will turn it on at a certain time each day. This is useful if you don’t want interruptions during a particular time, such as when you’re going to a meeting or event. You can also set Do not disturb to turn on and off at specific times based on your location or when you’re using a specific app.
If you want to prevent your phone from turning on do not disturb at a certain time, you can use the “Auto-Lock” feature. This is available on iPhone X, 11 and 12 as well as on older devices such as the iPad.
The auto-lock feature can be turned on or off with a simple tap. Once you’ve turned it on, you can delay the time your phone will lock up before it goes to sleep (up to five minutes).
When you turn it off, your device will still remain on, but all applications will close and the screen will go black. This will consume a little bit of battery life, but it’s an ideal solution for when you need to sleep.
How to turn it off while driving
Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving (also known as DNDWD) feature is designed to prevent you from being distracted by incoming messages and alerts while driving. It works by suppressing incoming calls and text messages unless you’re connected to your car’s Bluetooth or hands-free accessory.
The feature can be activated automatically, or you can choose to turn it on manually at a certain time. You can also designate exceptions to the Do Not Disturb feature for people who need to contact you, such as an emergency situation.
When you first enable Do Not Disturb While Driving, a crescent moon will appear on the screen to let you know it’s active. This is a good idea for those who are constantly on the move, as it will help you focus on your driving.
However, there’s a downside to this mode – it often turns on when you’re not actually driving and may make it difficult for you to use your phone normally. This can cause you to miss important notifications, and it could be dangerous if you are distracted by your phone while driving.
If you find Do Not Disturb While Driving to be too intrusive, you can disable the feature entirely. This is a great way to keep your iPhone safe, and it’s easier than ever with iOS 11!
To turn off Do Not Disturb While Driving, open the Settings app. Scroll down to the Do Not Disturb section and tap the toggle next to Driving.
On iPhone X, you can also turn the feature off in the Control Center by tapping the toggle and then the car icon. On older devices, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Control Center.