iPhone Do Not Disturb Mode

If you want to silence your iPhone at night or while in meetings, you can use the Do Not Disturb mode to temporarily disable audible alerts. You can turn this on manually, or set a daily start and stop time.

Comments: 12 Responses to “iPhone Do Not Disturb Mode”

    Joel Anderson
    3 years ago

    Does the physical button on the side of my iPhone (SE) do the same thing?

    3 years ago

    Joel: You mean the mute switch? No. That doesn’t go on and off at specified times (how could it?) and has a different set of preferences for what happens and doesn’t happen.

    Max Fleming
    3 years ago

    thanks Gary I use this all the time for various things

    Joel Anderson
    3 years ago

    Yes, that switch. Will it silence everything while I’m in a meeting, at least?

    3 years ago

    Joel: Your phone will still vibrate unless you go into Settings and turn that option off. And alarms will still sound, so make you you have none set. But the problem with the mute switch is that you may forget to turn it back on at the end. Do Not Disturb is better because at least it will reset at the end of the day.

    Janice
    3 years ago

    Hi Gary, If the “Do Not Disturb” function is activated and a “FitBit” watch is also worn, would a call that would normally be silenced (no vibration) still be silenced to that FitBit watch?

    3 years ago

    Janice: no idea. Seems easy to try if you have a FitBit already connected. Try it now and report back.

    Paul
    3 years ago

    Thanks Gary, Apple menus can be very confusing.

    Jerry
    3 years ago

    Can the “do not disturb” function be set for a specific amount of time, say one hour, without enabling it to do the same thing every day at that time?

    3 years ago

    Jerry: No, you’ve just got those options in the Settings that I show.

    Squafdonoboles
    3 years ago

    I just shut the phone off — plain and simple.

    Janice
    3 years ago

    Hey Gary, Just tried the “Do Not Disturb Mode” with my FitBit … and voilĂ  … it worked just fine. Thanks for the MacMost posts & tips … keep ’em coming :)

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