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How to Create a Do Not Disturb Schedule on iPhone



Here is a guide on how to create a Do Not Disturb schedule on iPhone and iPad.

There are times when we may not want to be interrupted by iPhone alerts or phone calls such as meetings, classes and more. The Do Not Disturb feature in iOS is an excellent solution for this problem yet can be something we forget to disable after we need it.

The Do Not Disturb feature in iOS is an excellent solution for this problem, but it’s easy to forget to turn it off when we no longer need it. Unfortunately, there is still no way to automatically go to Do Not Disturb when you have meetings.

How to Create a Do Not Disturb Schedule on iPhone & iPad

Here are the steps to take in order to set a schedule for the Do Not Disturb feature.

How to Set Up the Do Not Disturb Schedule

One solution to avoiding the problem of leaving Do Not Disturb enabled and missing alerts or calls you need is to enable a schedule for events you know you will need to have a silenced device. For example, if you have class from 9:30am-11:30 am, you can enable a schedule to have your iPhone automatically remain silenced during that time period.

Do Not Disturb Settings in Settings App

In order to enable this schedule, navigate to the Settings App on your iPhone and then the tab for Do Not Disturb. Tap the Schedule Slider to on and then tap the times below

For our example, we will set the From and To fields to be 10:00 and 7:00 respectively. This will enable this time period every day.

Do Not Disturb Quiet Hours

This schedule can be an excellent resource however it does have its drawbacks. As of right now, this sort of schedule appears to be primarily designed for a Bed Time schedule. There are no abilities to add additional times or frequency of these times. Hopefully, this is coming in a future update of the iOS yet it does still leave room for one frequent event to be scheduled.

The Do Not Disturb feature is an excellent asset of the iOS and has, even more, customizations like allowing calls from select contacts, repeated calls ringing through, and if it needs to be locked to be silenced.

Access Do Not Disturb from Control Center

When you are using Do Not Disturb mode, you will see the Moon icon in the top right corner of your screen. This can always be manually enabled with the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and tapping said Moon icon. Doing this at any time during a scheduled silenced time will disable the remainder of the time so be careful when manually accessing this control when using a schedule.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Joe

    02/25/2017 at 9:58 am

    “Gotta” hand it to you guys. You sucked me in again. Your article is nothing more than how to use Do Not Disturb, not create a schedule. The latter implies multiple times during the day when Do Not Disturb is active. At times, I think you guys are nothing more then click bait

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