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

With Focus in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you can use Do Not Disturb to 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.

When you have a Do Not Disturb turned on, a crescent moon icon  appears in the status bar and on your Lock Screen. To turn on Do Not Disturb, follow the steps below for your software version.

Not sure which version of iOS or iPadOS you have? Go to Settings > General > About and look under Software Version.

Turn on Do Not Disturb with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

  1. Go to Settings and tap Focus.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
    iPhone screen showing how to turn on Do not Disturb
  3. Select your custom options for notifications.

To turn on Do Not Disturb from Control Center:

  1. Open Control Center on your iPhone or iPod touch, or on your iPad
  2. Tap Focus, then tap Do Not Disturb. 

Learn more about Focus and customizing your Do Not Disturb features.

 


Turn on Do Not Disturb with iOS 14 and earlier, and iPadOS 14

  1. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb.
  2. Turn on Do Not Disturb manually or set a schedule.

To turn on Do Not Disturb from Control Center:

  1. Open Control Center on your iPhone or iPod touch, or on your iPad.
  2. Tap the crescent moon icon  or touch and hold the crescent moon icon  to turn on for a specific time frame.

 


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. Here's how with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15:

iPhone screen showing how to adjust Do not Disturb settings 

  1. Go to Settings > Focus. 
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
  3. Select settings for Allowed Notifications, Focus Status, Smart Activation, and more.

With iOS 14 or earlier, or iPadOS 14:

  1. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb.
  2. Turn on Scheduled and set a schedule. 
  3. 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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