How to Check If Do Not Disturb is Turned On for Your iPhone

Last updated on May 9th, 2023 at 10:35 am

When you are having a problem receiving phone calls or getting text messages, then you may look to the Internet for help with the problem. One of the first suggestions you will find is to check whether or not the Do Not Disturb feature is currently active on your iPhone.

This feature is meant to create a distraction free environment, and can even be set up on a schedule, such as if you didn’t want to receive any calls or text messages while you were sleeping. But it can be problematic if Do Not Disturb is turned on by accident and you are not receiving the communications that you need or have been waiting for.

Turn Do Not Disturb On or Off on the iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.1.2. These same steps will work on other devices running this version of iOS, as well as devices using iOS 7.

Step 1: Check for the moon icon at the top of the screen. If you see the icon identified in the image below, then Do Not Disturb is turned on.

check for the moon icon at the top of the screen

Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to bring up the Control Center.

swipe up from the bottom of the screen for the control center

Step 3: Tap the moon icon to turn Do Not Disturb on or off. The feature is turned off when the icon is gray, and it is turned on when the icon is white. In the image below, Do Not Disturb is turned off.

turn do not disturb on or off

You can also access Do Not Disturb settings by going into Settings > Do Not Disturb then making changes on that menu.

customize the do not disturb settings

Is there an icon at the top of your screen that looks like a phone on top of a series of dots? Find out what it is and how to get rid of it.

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