Do not disturb (DND) is one of those utilities that was a long time coming for iOS. I can't tell you how many times I've been woken up by my wife's iPhone or my iPad chiming in the middle of the night with every spam email notification and late night text from those friends who forget
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How to set up Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone or iPad

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Do not disturb (DND) is one of those utilities that was a long time coming for iOS.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been woken up by my wife’s iPhone or my iPad chiming in the middle of the night with every spam email notification and late night text from those friends who forget that we get up early everyday.  Now with the addition of DND, those days are over.

To turn on DND go to–>Settings and select Do Not Disturb form the menu.  From there you can manually enable DND, or schedule the range of time you would like to silence sounds from your incoming calls and/or notifications

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In addition, you can allow incoming calls and messages from contacts saved in your favorites, specific contacts of your choice, contact groups–or no one at all!  Other settings include the choice to only silence calls and notifications when the iPad is locked, and a feature that keeps repeated calls from the same person within a three minute time period from being silenced–a must if there is an emergency and someone needs to get a hold of you ASAP.  All in all a very simple but useful setting that I greatly appreaciate and use every night.

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  • josh nolan

    only thing is…. if they are into their iphone enough to find your site… these iphone users know how to do the basics…

  • josh nolan

    Just really want more articles…. i mean Imore and Iphone life have plenty of stuff coming out… i have seen these same stories up here for weeks…. instead we get… here is how to use your phone that you already know how to use.

    • Renkman

      Hey Josh–thanks for the comment. It’s true, many iPhone users do know how to perform some basic tasks before they get to the site–but there are many new iPhone users added everyday that do not. In addition, the purpose of sprinkling in some posts like these are to build up your resource library so the info is there later when someone might be looking for it. More “articles” coming, though 🙂

      • Mark Wheeler

        I’m just glad to see anything posted here at all. We got big news coming next month with WWDC though. Hopefully this site is doing ok. I often wonder how many of us are reading but just don’t feel the need to have comments a lot

        • Renkman

          Thanks for the comment, Mark. Unfortunately, not many people leave comments. In addition, comments close/are locked 7 days after a post is published