Why Am I Still Getting Calls and Texts in Do Not Disturb Mode on the iPhone 5?

The Do Not Disturb mode on the iPhone 5 is really handy when you are either asleep or in a meeting, and you don’t want to receive any calls or text messages. But there is more to the Do Not Disturb mode than simply turning it on, as there are additional options to be configured which will affect when you can still be contacted and by whom. So if you are still receiving calls and texts, even while you have Do Not Disturb turned on, then you can follow the tutorial below to modify that behavior.

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Completely Silencing Your Phone in Do Not Disturb Mode

The steps below are going to completely prevent anyone from contacting you while Do Not Disturb mode is activated. It will also be a manual activation, so you will need to return to the Do Not Disturb menu later to deactivate it and allow texts and phone calls to reach you.

 

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

touch the settings icon

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and touch the Do Not Disturb option.

select the do not disturb option

 

 

Step 3: Move the slider next to Manual from the left to the right to turn on Do Not Disturb. You will see a half-moon icon at the top of the screen and there will be green shading around the slider button when it is enabled. If you want to use a scheduled period for Do Not Disturb, then select the Scheduled option instead and specify the time range.

turn on do not disturb

 

 

Step 4: Scroll down and touch the Allow Calls From option.

touch the allow calls form option

 

 

Step 5: Select No One, then touch the Back button at the top-left corner of the screen.

select the no one option

 

 

Step 6: Move the slider next to Repeated Calls from the right to the left. There will not be any green shading around the slider button when this option is turned off.

turn off the repeated calls option

 

 

Step 7: Select the Always option under the Silence section at the bottom of the screen.

how to completely silence your iphone 5 in do not disturb mode

 

 

As mentioned previously, be sure to return to this screen and disable Do Not Disturb when you are ready to return to the normal phone mode.

 

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