It is easy to Enable Do Not Disturb Mode on iPhone, both manually and automatically. You will find below the steps to configure and use Do Not Disturb Mode on iPhone.
Do Not Disturb Mode On iPhone
While you can silence iPhone by using the mute switch, using “Do Not Disturb” Mode is a better way to prevent your phone from ringing, vibrating or flashing during your most busy period of the day.
The advantage of using “Do Not Disturb” mode is that it can be set to start and stop automatically and configured to allow Calls from Family or important Callers, while preventing Calls from everyone else.
Another advantage of Do Not Disturb Mode is that it prevents your iPhone from lighting up, whenever a Call, Alert or Notification is received.
In comparison, using the physical mute button cannot prevent iPhone from lighting up and distracting you, whenever a Call, Alert or Notification is received on your iPhone.
1. Manually Enable Do Not Disturb Mode On iPhone
You can manually enable Do Not Disturb Mode at any time on your iPhone by going to Settings > Do Not Disturb and moving the toggle next to Do Not Disturb to ON Position.
This will enable Do Not Disturb Mode with default settings on your iPhone.
In default settings, Do Not Disturb Mode allows Calls from “Favorite Contacts” and allows “Repeated Calls” (if someone Calls within 3 minutes of his/her first call).
2. Automatically Schedule Do Not Disturb Mode on iPhone
You can also setup iPhone to automatically go into Do Not Disturb Mode by going to Settings > Do Not Disturb and moving the toggle next to Scheduled to ON position.
Next, use the From and To fields to set the Start and End time for Do Not Disturb period on your iPhone.
3. iPhone Ringing During Do Not Disturb Mode?
Even if your iPhone is placed in “Do Not Disturb” Mode, it will start ringing if someone repeatedly dials your Phone Number (makes a second Call within 3 minutes of the first Call).
You can easily prevent this from happening by going to Settings > Do Not Disturb and disabling Repeated Calls option.
4. Allow Calls from Certain Contacts During Do Not Disturb Mode
All that is required to Allow Calls from Certain Contacts during Do Not Disturb Mode is to mark these Contacts as Favorites on your iPhone.
1. Open Contacts App > select the Contact and tap on Add to Favorites.
2. Next, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > scroll down and tap on Allow Calls From option.
3. On the next screen, tap on Favorites to allow Calls from Contacts marked as Favorite on your iPhone.
Another option is to Create a Contact Group comprising of all your important Contacts and allow Calls only from this “Contact Group” during Do Not Disturb Mode.
5. Configure Silence Option During Do Not Disturb Mode
The default “Do Not Disturb” mode Setting prevents your iPhone from ringing only while it is Locked and allows Calls to Ring on your iPhone while it is unlocked.
However, you can prevent iPhone from ringing at all times during “Do Not Disturb” mode by selecting the “Always” option.
Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > scroll down to bottom and tap on Always.
This will prevent your iPhone from Ringing during “Do Not Disturb” period, irrespective of whether its screen is locked or unlocked.