Let's say you have developed a very good habit of going to bed and then getting up at the same time. But your friends, family, and coworkers don't always know or want to reckon with your daily routine. The easiest way to avoid calls and messages in the middle of the night is to flexibly set up Do Not Disturb on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.
The Do Not Disturb feature has been in iOS since version 6 of the operating system, and in OS X since the Mountain Lion release. But even today, not everyone knows that the mode can be configured to automatically turn on and off at a convenient time for you. As a result, every evening the gadget will go into "quiet" mode by itself.
In this article, we will show you how to program Do Not Disturb mode to auto-start and auto-disconnect - and how to make sure you don't miss an important call.
Please note that the settings will have to be manually entered on each device, such information is not synchronized via iCloud.
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How to set up Do Not Disturb on iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
1. Open Settings and select Do Not Disturb.
2. Activate the slider to the right of the Planned label.
3. Specify the time when the iPhone should not annoy you with calls, SMS and messages from instant messengers (for example, from 23:00 to 08:00).
4. Under Call admission, select the contact groups who can call you on important matters. There are three options: From everyone, From none, From the elect. The latter means that only contacts who are in the Favorites tab of your iPhone's phone book will be able to contact you (to find out who is there now, go to the Phone application and go to the Favorites tab).
5. Another valuable item is Repeated calls. If you have prohibited everyone from bothering yourself or allowed only a select few to do this, and the Repeated calls option is enabled, then "Do not disturb" will allow any subscriber who calls you for the second time in the last three minutes to call you. Should I leave this feature enabled? Everyone decides for himself.
Done! Now your iPhone or iPad will first activate and then deactivate Do Not Disturb at a specified time. You can understand that the mode is on by the icon with the moon icon (it will appear in the notification bar on the right). To manually disable and re-enable Do Not Disturb, open the Control Center menu (swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen) and click on the "moon" icon. This will not affect the previously set automatic on-off schedule; you will not have to configure the system again.
Starting with iOS 12, the Do Not Disturb mode in Control Center has received additional options for quick settings when you press the corresponding button with the effort.
After activating the Do Not Disturb mode, a month icon will appear in the menu bar (status bar).
When the Do Not Disturb feature is activated, the caller will always be busy.
What is the Go to Sleep option for?
Starting with iOS 12 (installation instructions), in the Do Not Disturb section, there is a new option called "Go to sleep". The meaning of the innovation is to turn off the notifications themselves, and not just the sound. In other words, the Sleep option allows you to hide the notifications of new messages from the lock screen until the morning (but you can still view them in the Notification Center if you wish).
This mode is described in more detail in this material.
How to set up Do Not Disturb on Mac
1. Open System Preferences on your Mac.
2. Click on the Notifications item.
3. Select Do Not Disturb in the left column of the menu and check the box next to Enable Do Not Disturb. Indicate a suitable time.
4. Configure additional options. With Do Not Disturb enabled, if you want, you can:
- a) allow all calls or
- b) allow only repeated calls (Mac will miss the call if the caller calls you a second time within three minutes).
To manually disable the Do Not Disturb function, click on the Notification Center icon in the status bar,
and then, scroll up until a radio button appears with the corresponding inscription.
Done! Do Not Disturb is set up on your Mac as well. Now the computer will block all incoming notifications at the specified time - even when the Mac is in sleep mode or in the mode of displaying an image on a large screen.
PS A little life hack: to pause receiving notifications until midnight of the current day, press and hold the ⌥Option (Alt) key, and then click on the Notification Center icon in the status bar. It will immediately turn gray, which means that notifications are (temporarily) disabled.
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