How to Turn On the Do Not Disturb Feature on the iPhone 5

Mobile devices are great for constantly being able to communicate with friends and family. But this constant access can be disruptive, particularly if you are doing something and cannot be disturbed. One option would be to simply turn off your device, but your iPhone 5 has another feature called Do Not Disturb that is perfect for this situation. You can use Do Not Disturb to configure the contacts that you want to be able to reach you during this time, or you can use it to completely prevent anyone from calling or texting you while Do Not Disturb is activated. So continue below to find out how to enable the Do Not Disturb feature on the iPhone 5.

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Stop Calls and Texts From Coming Through On the iPhone 5

There are a number of different options associated with Do Not Disturb, so you will need to manually select the options that you want to use when you turn it on. I generally prefer to use it when I am in a meeting at work, or some other situation where I don’t want to be disturbed, so I will be showing the options below for completely preventing any calls or texts from coming through. However, you can adjust the settings yourself so that repeat calls will get through, or that calls from your favorites will come through. You can learn how to set up a favorite here.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select 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. There is green shading around the slider button when the feature is enabled. You will note that there is also a half moon icon at the top of your screen when Do Not Disturb is turned on.

how to turn on the do not disturb feature on the iphone 5



There is also a Scheduled option that you can use if you only want Do Not Disturb turned on for a specific period of time.

schedule the do not disturb option



The Allow Calls From option features the options below –

choose who to allow calls from



You can also choose to allow Repeated Calls to come through, which can be a good idea in the event of an emergency.

choose whether to allow repeated calls or not



The final setting option allows you to select whether the phone will always be silenced in Do Not Disturb, or whether it will only be silenced when the iPhone 5 is locked.

choose when to silence the iphone in do not disturb



An Apple TV makes a great addition to the home of any iPhone owner. You can stream movies to your TV from a number of different sources, and you can even wirelessly mirror your iPhone screen on your TV.

Learn how to turn off the keyboard click sounds on the iPhone 5 if you find that your typing is really loud in a quiet space.

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