Allow Important Calls And Messages To Bypass Do Not Disturb

Don't avoid using the iPhone's Do Not Disturb feature because you are worried you will miss an important call of message. You can set specific contacts to ring through the Do Not Disturb barrier by setting them up as a Favorite contact. You can also enable Emergency Bypass for individual contacts to bypass Do Not Disturb for calls and messages. You can also inform important people in your life that simply calling twice in three minutes will allow their call to get through in an emergency.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Allow Important Calls And Messages To Bypass Do Not Disturb”

    Suzanne
    1 year ago

    How can I REMOVE a contact from favorites?

    1 year ago

    Suzanne: In the Phone app, go to Favorites. Swipe right to left across the one you wish to remove and then tap Delete.

    Suzanne
    1 year ago

    Never mind. I figured it out.

    Kennerly Rick H.
    1 year ago

    Now if they’d let calendar & reminders to ring through, too. Then i’d Run DND 24/7.

    Glynne
    1 year ago

    Would the Allow repeat calls within 3 minutes allow a call with Caller ID turned off? Just curious as I’ve started to receive spammy calls and the number isn’t always shown.

    1 year ago

    Glynne: Yes. It doesn’t have anything to do with caller ID. The idea is to allow anyone to get through in an emergency. I get a lot of spam phone calls too, but never have they tried to call back like that, at least not within 3 minutes.

    Bruce Holland
    1 year ago

    Hi Gary. Is there any way to selectively bypass the ringer with-off on the side of the phone? I always watch your videos and am slowly getting better! Cheers Bruce

    1 year ago

    Bruce: You could use Do Not Disturb and the ideas in this video to silence most things instead of the switch, then leave the switch on. Otherwise, you could always set that person’s contact to vibrate so at least you feel (and hear, really) that.

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