What is Do Not Disturb?

With Do Not Disturb, you can silence calls, alerts, and notifications that you get while your device is locked. You can also schedule a time or choose who you'll allow calls from.

When Do Not Disturb is on, you'll see a do not disturb in the status bar. If someone tries to call you while Do Not Disturb is active, they will be diverted to Voicemail and you will have a missed call.

There are two ways to turn Do Not Disturb on or off:

1. Via settings:

Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb. Choose Manual to turn on Do Not Disturb now or set a schedule.

2. Via the control center:


Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center. Tap do not disturb .

Change your settings

If you don't want to be disturbed at a certain time, you can set a schedule. Tap Settings > Do Not Disturb and turn on Scheduled. Then set a time.

You can also choose when you want to receive alerts, calls, and notifications:

  • Allow Calls From: Allow calls from everyone, no one, your favorites, or specific contact groups stored on your device or iCloud.
  • Repeated Calls: If someone calls you twice within three minutes, the call won't be silenced.
  • Silence: Choose to silence calls and notifications always or only when the device is locked.