❤ Apple explains how to use Do Not Disturb on iPhone

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Do Not Disturb mode lets you work or have fun without distractions from your iPhone.



When you want to work or watch a movie without distractions, turn on Do Not Disturb on your iPhone. A new Apple video shows how to activate this mode.

The activation process is simple enough that this Apple Support video mostly serves as a reminder that Do Not Disturb is available.

How to turn on Do Not Disturb with a couple of taps

Our iPhones keep us in constant contact with the world, but sometimes what we need from our handsets is peace and quiet. Whether it’s because you’re in a meeting, napping or having a heart-to-heart with a loved one turn on Do Not Disturb mode to hush your iPhone.

Activating it takes only a couple of steps. The button you need is in the Control Center, so start by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen on iPhone (or iPad).



Open the Control Center and then a couple of taps is all it takes.



Once the Control Center is open, tap on the Focus button, then tap the Do Not Disturb button, which features a moon, to activate the feature immediately.

When you’re finished with your meeting or movie, reopen the Control Center and you’ll see the Focus button has been replaced by the Do Not Disturb button. Tap this to deactivate the mode.






With Do Not Disturb active, all audible alarms are silenced, and your handset won‘t vibrate. Also, the screen won’t come on whenever a notification comes in. Your iPhone is saving all these up for when the mode is deactivated.

Put your iPhone into Do Not Disturb mode and all your other Apple computers switch themselves to the same mode.

Tap on the section with three dots on the Do Not Disturb button to display options for automatically turning the mode off. It can be active for an hour, until evening or — perhaps most usefully — until you leave your current location.


Use Do Not Disturb with Focus on your iPhone or iPad

With Focus in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or later, you can use Do Not Disturb to silence calls, alerts, and notifications that you get while your device is locked. You can also schedule Do Not Disturb and allow calls from certain people.

When you have Do Not Disturb turned on, a crescent moon icon  appears in the status bar and on your Lock Screen.

Turn on Do Not Disturb

  • Go to Settings > Focus.
  • Tap Do Not Disturb.





  • Under Turn on Automatically, set Do Not Disturb to turn on automatically at a certain time, location, or while using a certain app.

To turn on Do Not Disturb from Control Center:

  1. Open Control Center on your iPhone or iPod touch, or on your iPad.
  2. Touch and hold Focus, then tap Do Not Disturb.

Change your Do Not Disturb settings

If you don’t want to be disturbed at a certain time, you can set a schedule and change other Do Not Disturb features to help you concentrate.

  1. Go to Settings > Focus.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
  3. You can select allowed or silenced notifications from people and apps, connect your Lock Screen or Home Screen, have this Focus turn on automatically, and add Focus filters.