Turning on Do Not Disturb mode means calls, alerts and notifications are silenced on your phone for a period of time.
There are several good reasons why you might want to turn on ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode on your phone – maybe you’re in a really important meeting and can’t take calls, or maybe you just want to get a good night’s sleep!
The good news is whether you have an iPhone or Android, turning on Do Not Disturb mode is really simple. So for those times when you really need some peace and quiet, read on….
How do I do this?
There are two ways to turn on Do Not Disturb on iOS. The first is to go to Settings > Do Not Disturb. You can turn it on by tapping ‘Manual’. You can also set Do Not Disturb to come on at a scheduled time every evening or to allow calls from certain people, as well as some other settings.
Alternatively, you can swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open the Control Centre, and tap the half-moon icon.
When Do Not Disturb is enabled, you’ll see a little half-moon symbol in the top right of your screen. And don’t worry about falling asleep with Do Not Disturb mode on – while you won’t receive calls or alerts, your alarm will still go off in the morning.
The first way to turn on this feature on Android is to drag down the top notification area and tap Do Not Disturb.
You can also turn it on by opening Settings > Sounds and Vibration > Do Not Disturb. From here you can also schedule it for set days/times, allow exceptions and hide visual notifications.
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