2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
IOS provides two ways to prevent your iPhone from ringing when inappropriate situations. For example, you can turn on silent mode (using the toggle located on the side) or configure the software Do Not Disturb feature. Both methods turn off the sound, but there are significant differences between them, which are not known to everyone.
Silent mode on iPhone
The easiest way to turn off the sound on your iPhone is to use the switch located above the volume buttons on the left side of the case. Surely many are already instinctively reaching for the switch, going to a movie theater, school, church, etc., without even realizing it.
The above method turns off the sound of calls, messages, notifications and even games, however, when an incoming call is made, the iPhone will still vibrate, and when an SMS is received, the screen will light up. You can turn off vibration by going to “Settings” → “Sounds, tactile signals” and moving the switch opposite to “Vibration in silent mode e” to the left.
Even though vibration will be disabled, the screen will still light up when you receive an incoming message.
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Do not disturb mode
When Do Not Disturb is activated, the iPhone will remain silent and the screen will remain off for incoming calls and messages. However, you can set up exceptions so you don't miss an important call.
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There are two ways to enable Do Not Disturb mode. The simplest of them is to slide your finger across the screen from bottom to top, calling up the "Control Center", and click on the crescent-shaped icon.
The crescent icon in the status bar (status bar) will indicate that the Do Not Disturb mode is on:
You can also go to "Settings" → "Do not disturb" and move the switch opposite to "Do not disturb".
You can choose a specific time when you want the iPhone (iPad) to go into silent mode (for example, at night from 23.00 to 6.00). In addition, the settings allow you to select contacts from whom you can receive calls even when the Do Not Disturb mode is activated. The Allow Calls feature allows you to allow calls from everyone, anyone, selected users, or specific contact groups.
The "Repeated calls" option allows you to receive repeated calls from especially persistent ones, if they were made within three minutes after the first one. Silence mode allows you to turn off the beeps whenever or when iPhone is locked.
How to properly configure Do Not Disturb mode on iPhone, iPad and Mac, we talked in detail in this article.
When is Silent Mode or Do Not Disturb Mode Recommended?
The main difference between the above two modes is the glowing screen when receiving messages and notifications if silent mode is activated. If you are used to carrying your iPhone in your pocket or bag, then there is nothing easier than mute the sound by sliding the switch with one hand. However, keep in mind that vibration can be just as annoying and eye-catching as a ringtone.
If you always hold the device in your hand, on your lap, or on a table, it is best to use the Do Not Disturb mode so that the glowing screen does not catch your eye and does not cause unnecessary attention.
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