Use Do Not Disturb with Focus on your iPhone or iPad

With Focus in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or later, you can use Do Not Disturb to silence calls, alerts and notifications that you receive while your device is locked. You can also schedule Do Not Disturb and allow calls from certain people.

When you have Do Not Disturb turned on, a crescent moon icon  will appear in the status bar and on your Lock Screen.

Turn on Do Not Disturb

  1. Go to Settings > Focus.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
    iPhone screen showing how to turn on Do not Disturb
  3. Under Turn on Automatically, set Do Not Disturb to turn on automatically at a certain time, location or while using a certain app.

To turn on Do Not Disturb from Control Centre:

  1. Open Control Centre on your iPhone or iPod touch, or on your iPad
  2. Touch and hold Focus, then tap Do Not Disturb.

Change your Do Not Disturb settings

If you don't want to be disturbed at a certain time, you can set a schedule and change other Do Not Disturb features to help you concentrate.

iPhone screen showing how to adjust Do not Disturb settings 

  1. Go to Settings > Focus.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
  3. You can select allowed or silenced notifications from people and apps, connect your Lock Screen or Home Screen, have this Focus turn on automatically, and add Focus filters.

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