Use Do Not Disturb on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

With Do Not Disturb, you can silence calls, alerts, and notifications that you get while your device is locked. You can also schedule Do Not Disturb and allow calls from certain people.

Turn Do Not Disturb on or off

When Do Not Disturb is on, there's a crescent moon icon do not disturb icon in the status bar. There are two ways to turn Do Not Disturb on or off:

Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb to turn on Do Not Disturb manually or set a schedule.


Open Control Center on your iPhone or iPod touch, or on your iPad. Then touch and hold the crescent moon icon do not disturb icon to quickly adjust your Do Not Disturb settings or tap the crescent moon icon do not disturb icon to turn it on or off.

If you set an alarm in the Clock app, the alarm goes off even when Do Not Disturb is on. Learn how to set and manage your alarms.

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, then turn on Scheduled and set a schedule. You can also choose when you want to receive alerts, calls, and notifications:

  • Silence: Choose to silence calls and notifications always or only when the device is locked.
  • 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 second call isn't silenced.

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