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How to Use Bedtime Do Not Disturb on the iPhone



You can use the new Bedtime Do Not Disturb feature on the iPhone to get a better night of sleep and avoid the anxiety that comes from seeing email, slack or other work notifications when you just want to check the time in the middle of the night.

Do Not Disturb isn’t new, but it used to show you the same overnight lock screen that included all kinds of notifications. If you are anything like me, you can’t always ignore them.

With iOS 12, there is a new option you can turn on that only shows the time, media playing and a small notification that this new Bedtime Do Not Disturb feature is on. It’s an awesome feature and one of the first things you should setup when you upgrade to iOS 12.

How to Use Bedtime Do Not Disturb on iOS 12

If you already use Do Not Disturb on a schedule, you only need to make a small adjustment. If you haven’t set up Do Not Disturb on a schedule you can still turn this on in about a minute.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Do Not Disturb
  3. Tap on Scheduled
  4. Choose the Time to be On.
  5. Tap on the Toggle next to Bedtime.
Ho wot use Do Not DIsturb Bedtime mode on iOS 12.

Ho wot use Do Not DIsturb Bedtime mode on iOS 12.

That’s all you need to do to set this up. I also recommend you allow calls from favorites and add your family or close friends to this list. Anyone that you want to be able to call you during this period without needing to call twice should be on this list. All other calls and all texts will not alert you.

You can check out the rest of the cool new iOS 12 features below, which can help change how you use your iPhone. Here’s more on if you should install iOS 12 yet, or if you should wait.

iOS 12 vs iOS 11: What’s New in iOS 12.2

Apple News+

Apple News+

Apple announced a collection of new features today, including Apple News+, apple Arcade and Apple TV+. With iOS 12.2, you can start using Apple News+ on your iPhone and iPad right now. This is a subscription service with access to over 300 magazines and an array of newspapers for $9.99 a month. 

  • Apple News+ is a new subscription service that extends the Apple News experience with hundreds of magazines and top newspapers
  • Our editors handpick top articles and magazine issues, and you also get personalized recommendations on the topics most interesting to you
  • Automatic downloads make it easy to read magazine issues offline
  • Apple News is now available in Canada, with a free experience that includes handpicked Top Stories, a personalized Today feed, and support for both English and French
  • Apple News+ is available in the U.S. and in Canada, with dozens of additional Canadian magazines

You can also use Apple News+ on your Mac with a macOS update that arrives today as well.  

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