30 Days of iOS Tips: Schedule Do Not Disturb And Get Some Peace

Do Not Disturb (DND) is useful for giving yourself some peace from over-active texters, late-night work emailers, and wrong-number dialers that wake you in the middle of the night. However, you might not remember to turn on DND every night, so you can set up a schedule so it starts automatically.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Scheduled.
  4. By default iOS will set DND to be active Between 10pm and 7am; if you want to change, this tap on the times.
  5. In the Quiet Hours screen that appears, set the start and end times to whatever you want, and tap Back.

Don’t forget to set your allowed callers so you don’t miss calls from those who you want to hear from: By default, it alooks calls from those on your Favorites list to get through. Also, by default, people can get around Do No Disturb by calling you twice, but you can disable this by toggling it off in the Do Not Disturb menu.

Mac geek? Gamer? Why not both? Mike is a writer from Wisconsin who enjoys wasting immense amounts of time on the Internet. You can follow him on Twitter.