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, you see a do not disturb icon in the status bar. There are two ways to turn Do Not Disturb on or off:

Do Not Disturb settings

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


Control Center screen

Open Control Center, then tap do not disturb icon .


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.

Do Not Disturb settings     

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 and turn on Scheduled. Then set a time.

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.

Learn more

Learn how to use Do Not Disturb While Driving to silence notifications automatically when you're in your car.

Published Date: Thu Nov 02 19:19:03 GMT 2017