Do Not Disturb Me- I am in my quiet hours on my iPad

Do Not Disturb

One thing that always bothers with iPad or iPhone is the notification alerts beeping and buzzing often during the day. But you have the option to enable do not disturb me or schedule your quiet hours and be free for a while from these alert messages or calls on your iPad.

It is not that your phone or iPad will not let you know which message has arrived or will stop taking incoming calls but with Do Not Disturb, it will keep collecting all your alerts and calls quietly. Whether you’re in a meeting, sleeping, having lunch, Do Not Disturb will make sure you can talk, eat, or sleep in peace and quiet, and still find all your alerts waiting for you when you’re ready.

Here are the ways as how to enable your do not disturb feature on iPad or iPhone

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to launch Control Center.

Tap the Do Not Disturb button. It looks like a crescent moon and is in the top row.

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To turn Do Not Disturb off again, just follow the same steps.

Scheduling Do Not Disturb for specific times on iPhone or iPad

If you want your iPhone or iPad to go quiet so that you can sleep or attend important meeting or in hospital waiting for someone without beeps or buzzes you can schedule Do Not Disturb to turn itself on automatically.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap on Do Not Disturb.

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Tap the Scheduled switch to On in order to activate the scheduling feature.

Tap the blue times directly underneath Scheduled.

Swipe up or down to select the From and To times that you’d like Do Not Disturb to be active.

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You will see that  Do Not Disturb only lets you schedule one block of time a day, and the same block of time everyday. But in future version of iOS you can schedule multiple Do Not Disturb times.

Customize Do Not Disturb settings on iPhone or iPad

Many a times some messages are important or you wait for them anxiously then in that case you can customize some exceptions.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap on Do Not Disturb.

Tap on Allow Calls From.

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From here, you can select from the following options:

  • Everyone: Allows calls from everyone on your contacts list.
  • No One: Allows calls from no one.
  • Favorites: Allows calls from contacts in your Favorites list.

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  • Specific group: A specific group of contacts.
  • Tap the Repeated Calls switch to on to allow a call from the same number through if received within three minutes of the first.
  • Tap on either of the Silence options to select your choice:
  • Always: Calls and notifications are always silent.
  • Only while iPhone or iPad is locked: Calls and notifications are silent only when the iPhone is locked.

With all these Do Not Disturb features when enabled you can have a sigh of relief when you really do not wish that your device keeps calling you now and then but be peaceful in your own hours of time.