The Do Not Disturb feature on your iPhone is an excellent way to prevent a phone call or notification from waking you up while you are sleeping, or bothering you when you are in a meeting.
However, there are a number of different options of the Do Not Disturb setting that you can configure. One of these options is whether or not the iPhone is silent just when the device is locked, or whether it is silent regardless of the lock status. If you find that your iPhone is still ringing, even with the Do Not Disturb feature enabled, then you will need to switch the “Silence” option to the “Always” setting by using our guide below.
Switching Do Not Disturb To Always Silent on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in the iOS 8.3 operating system. These steps are similar, however, for most other versions of iOS. If you are uncertain about the version of iOS on your iPhone, this article will show you how to find it.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the Do Not Disturb option.
Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, then select the Always option in the Silence section of the menu.
Now, whenever you put the iPhone into Do Not Disturb mode, whether it is via the Manual or the Scheduled option, then the iPhone will not make any noise when the phone rings, or when you receive a notification.
Note that calls or messages can also come through if you have elected to allow calls from certain people, or if you have elected to allow repeat calls. You can adjust these settings by tapping either of the buttons below.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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