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Suppressing calls and notifications (Do Not Disturb)

If you don't want to be disturbed by calls or notifications, you can set your mobile phone to silent mode for a specified period of time. You can also choose that your mobile phone should ring when you receive calls from certain contacts even though your mobile phone is in silent mode.

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Find "Do Not Disturb"

Tap Settings.

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Find "Do Not Disturb"

Tap Do Not Disturb.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

To set your mobile phone to silent mode immediately:

Tap the indicator next to "Manual" until the function is turned on.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

To set your mobile phone to silent mode for specified periods of time:

Tap the indicator next to "Scheduled" until the function is turned on.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Tap the field below "Scheduled".

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Tap From or To.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Drag hours and minutes upwards or downwards to specify the period of time in which you don't want to be disturbed.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Tap Do Not Disturb.

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Select contacts

You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on. You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favorites. You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.

Tap Allow Calls From.

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Select contacts

You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on. You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favorites. You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.

Tap Everyone, No One, Favorites or the required group.

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Select contacts

You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on. You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favorites. You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.

Tap Do Not Disturb.

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Turn Repeated Calls on or off

You can set your mobile phone to ring if the same person calls you twice within three minutes even though Do Not Disturb is turned on.

Tap the indicator next to "Repeated Calls" to turn the function on or off.

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Select silent mode setting

You can set your mobile phone to silent mode permanently or only when the screen lock is turned on. If the screen lock is turned off, you'll hear all calls and notifications.

Tap Always or Only while iPhone is locked.

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Return to the home screen

Tap the Home key to return to the home screen.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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