How to turn Do Not Disturb on or off on your iPhone

With Focus settings in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or later, Do Not Disturb can silence calls, alerts, and notifications. When Do Not Disturb is on, a crescent moon icon appears in the status bar and on your Lock Screen.

Use Control Center to turn Do Not Disturb on or off

  1. Swipe down from the top of your Home Screen to open Control Center.

  2. Tap the Focus button where the Do Not Disturb crescent moon appears. If there is no moon icon, Do Not Disturb is currently turned off.

In Control Center, the Do Not Disturb icon appears when that Focus setting is on.

3. Tap Do Not Disturb to turn the feature on or off.

You can also ask Siri to turn Do Not Disturb on or off.

If you use Share Across Devices in your Focus settings, a notification that Do No Disturb is on or off will appear on your other Apple devices.

Learn more about Focus settings

Switch to a Lock Screen that you haven't connected to Do Not Disturb

In iOS 16 and later, you can connect a custom Lock Screen wallpaper to a Focus, like Do Not Disturb. When you choose that wallpaper for your Lock Screen, the connected Focus automatically turns on.

  1. On your iPhone Lock Screen, tap and hold the image to open your wallpaper gallery. If you don’t have Face ID turned on, enter your passcode.

  2. Swipe until you land on a wallpaper that you haven't connected to Do Not Disturb.

    Add a Link Focus, or a Focus setting designated to turn on when you use a specific wallpaper.
  3. Tap the wallpaper to make it your current Lock Screen.

Focus settings can only be attached to a wallpaper in iOS 16 and later. Learn more about wallpaper.

Change your Do Not Disturb settings

  1. In the Settings app, tap Focus.

  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.

  3. Tap the feature you want to customize:

In the settings for Do Not Disturb, you can choose people or apps to receive notifications from when your Focus setting is on.

With Allow Notifications, add people or apps that you want notifications from when using Do Not Disturb.

With Customize Screens, choose a Lock Screen or Home Screen that can turn on Do Not Disturb.

With Set A Schedule, set times for Do Not Disturb to turn on and off each day.

With Focus Filters, customize how certain apps or iPhone features behave while you use Do Not Disturb.

Learn more

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