How to use Do Not Disturb on iPhone to optimize your time

Business Insider | 2/19/2019 | Dave Johnson
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Do Not Disturb silences your iPhone so you can have dinner, go to a movie, or sleep or work in peace.

When in Do Not Disturb mode, all calls, texts, and notifications to your iPhone are stored silently. Your phone doesn't make noise and the screen won't light up as notifications arrive, though you can still check on notifications by turning the screen on manually.

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Here's how you can turn on your iPhone's Do Not Disturb mode manually or set it up with various features for scheduling purposes.

Thanks to our iPhones, we're now hyper-aware of who is trying to communicate with us throughout the day. We see notifications for phone calls, text messages, social media mentions, and an exhausting list of pings from all sorts of apps and services.

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Even if you mute your phone, you still see your screen light up with incoming notifications, making it hard to truly "check out" from the online world.

That's why Apple offers Do Not Disturb, a mode that silences your iPhone completely (with some exceptions - read on). When enabled, Do Not Disturb quiets all audible notifications and keeps the screen dark as well. Yes, the notifications are still coming in, and if you manually turn the screen on, you can see them. But left alone, the phone will give you a break from the online world.

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There are two ways to use Do Not Disturb. You can switch it on at a moment's notice, such as when you're walking into a movie theater, or have it automatically turn on every day, such as at bedtime. See the two methods below.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to pull up the Control Center. If you have an iPhone X or later, or have an iPad with iOS 12 or later, you should instead swipe down from...
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