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How to Use Do Not Disturb On iPhone
The iPhone's Do Not Disturb feature allows you to set a time when no calls or notifications will get through, say, when you’re relaxing in the evening or going to bed. Turning on Do Not Disturb and customizing its settings for your own needs is very simple. Each option is fairly self-explanatory, but here’s how to get the most out of the setting.
For iOS 14
To turn on Do Not Disturb in iOS 14 or earlier, open the Settings app, scroll down and tap “Do Not Disturb,” and then turn it on by toggling on the green button to the right of the menu option (turn it off in the same manner). Tap the "Scheduled" slider to add specific times during which you want Do Not Disturb to automatically turn on and off.
For iOS 15
If you're using an Apple device running iOS 15 or newer, the process for turning on the Do Not Disturb feature is a bit different: Open the Settings app and tap "Focus,” click "Do Not Disturb," and then change the notifications options to suit your needs. Another way to access it is to use the Control Center by tapping on Focus and then Do Not Disturb.
Depending on your iOS, you can further customize your settings — for instance, iOS 15 includes automations for Do Not Disturb, allowing you to automatically silence notifications when you arrive at work or open your favorite reading app. You can also tap on “Allow Calls From” to choose which contacts will be exempted from Do Not Disturb, in case of emergencies.
While Driving
Another easy customization option is "Do Not Disturb While Driving," which turns on Do Not Disturb only when you're operating a vehicle. You can set this to be turned on manually, when you pair your iPhone with a car's Bluetooth connection, or automatically. Finally, you can set some auto-reply options for when people try to contact you.