How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

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Do Not Disturb in iOS 8 is one of the well-thought feature, but unfortunately many of us probably didn't know about. The Do Not Disturb mode is possibly an apt way to silence calls or notifications or even alerts for that matter without blocking a specific person.

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How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

Do Not Disturb differs from Mute

The difference here, as we see it, is that the physical button located on your device can mute your ringtones and app alters - but not your alarms. The Do Not Disturb mode silences your ringtones, alerts from email and other apps, while your device is locked. Interestingly, you can schedule Do Not Disturb for a certain time in a day.

Here's how you can enable the Do Not Disturb function on your iPhone and iPad.

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How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

You can switch on Do Not Disturb in Control Center, by swiping up from the bottom of your screen at any time, and then tapping the crescent moon icon. When Do Not Disturb is on, a crescent moon, or half-moon, icon will appear in the status bar.

How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

Search for the Do Not Disturb mode in the Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

Now you will notice the default setup for iOS 8. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb. Choose Manual to turn on Do Not Disturb now or set a schedule.

How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

It's up to you whether to manually turn on Do Not Disturb or to use as a Schedule. Manually turning on Do Not Disturb is handy during daytime. Scheduling the Do Not Disturb function during the night seems to make more sense.

How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

If you don't want to be disturbed while in the bed, you can set a schedule. All you need to head over to Settings > Do Not Disturb and turn on Scheduled.

How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

By default Do Not Disturb allows calls from Favorites to come through without making a second call. Anyway, you can always change the setting to everyone, no one, or you can specify a group from your contacts list.

How To Setup Do Not Disturb Mode on Your iPhone and iPad

You can of course put your device on silence only when it's locked - even when you're using it. Go to Settings> tap Do Not Disturb>Silence section>>Always

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