How to Use “Do Not Disturb” on Your iPhone

Nothing is worse than hearing the Marimba ringtone jangle you awake at 4 a.m. — especially when it’s a wrong number.

Use your iPhone’s “Do Not Disturb” mode for better sleep or just for some quiet time.

What is Do Not Disturb mode?

When you turn on DND, the iPhone holds calls, texts and alerts, but urgent calls can still get through. The screen doesn’t light up, and the phone doesn’t beep, ding, ring or vibrate.

For step-by-step instructions on how to configure Do Not Disturb mode and answers to frequently asked questions about Do Not Disturb on the iPhone check out Tech Mamma.


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