The Do Not Disturb feature on your iPhone allows you to effectively silence your phone from incoming calls or text messages at will. You can even set a scheduled time every day where you will automatically not get calls or messages. But if Do Not Disturb is turned on by accident, then you might find that you are missing important communications.
Fortunately Do Not Disturb mode can be turned off as easily as it was turned on. Learn how to shut off Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone with the guide below.
Turning Off “Do Not Disturb” in iOS 9 on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.2. These same steps will work for other iPhone models running iOS 7 or higher as well.
Here is how to turn off all Do Not Disturb settings –
- Open the Settings menu.
- Select the Do Not Disturb option.
- Tap the button to the right of Manual, and tap the button to the right of Scheduled so that there is no green shading around the buttons.
These steps are also shown below with pictures –
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Do Not Disturb option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Manual, and tap the button to the right of Scheduled to turn them both off. They are off when there is no green shading around the buttons, and when the buttons are in the left position. Both Do Not Disturb options are turned off in the picture below.
If you do not wish to completely turn off the Do Not Disturb feature, then you can elect to customize it with the other options on this menu. For example, if you have created favorites on your iPhone, then you might prefer to turn on Do Not Disturb mode, but set it to that those favorites can still call or text you.
You can tell that Do Not Disturb is enabled when you see a half-moon icon at the top of the screen. One other common icon that appears in your status bar is an arrow icon. Learn more about that small arrow icon to see why it appears, and how you can prevent it from doing so.
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