How To Set a Do Not Disturb Schedule on iPhone and Android.

Do Not Disturb

It is sometimes very annoying when you sit to concentrate on some important work and your smartphone starts sending notifications and calls which are not so important for that time. The Do Not Disturb (DND) feature made smartphones bearable. With one tap of the DND icon, incoming calls and notifications are silenced, and only alarms are allowed.

But silence isn’t always golden. You could miss an important call if you forget to switch off DND in the morning. So it’s worth knowing how to set your device to mute automatically every night then find its voice again the next morning.

    Here in this post, I am going to explain how you can set a Do Not Disturb Schedule and other basic settings so you can enjoy this feature in a more efficient way.  

    How To Set Do Not Disturb Schedule on iPhone.

    On iOS 12 (and higher), set your schedule under Bedtime in the Do Not Disturb settings. At bedtime each day the screen will dim, calls will go to voicemail, and notifications will be filed under During Bedtime in the Notification Center. The feature is similar to the Do Not Disturb While Driving setting, which arrived in iOS 11. To turn on Do Not Disturb:

    1. Open Settings.
    2. Tap on Do Not Disturb to turn it ON.

    Do Not Disturb

    You can also Turn On DND by launching Control Center and tap Do Not Disturb button which looks like a crescent moon.


    To schedule the Do Not Disturb, click on the ‘Scheduled’ option and set the time for which you want to enable this feature.

    Warning: By turning on this feature, you may miss important calls and notifications.

    DND settings

    If you don’t want to miss any important calls then you can use the ‘Allow Calls From’ option in which you can choose your favorites or specific contact groups. You can also turn on ‘Repeated Calls’ in which you will hear call ringtone if someone tries to call you twice within the last three minutes. Your iPhone treats those calls as important calls even if you have turned on Do Not Disturb mode.

    Also read: How To Silence Unknown Calls and Spam from the people you don't know on iPhone.

    How To Set Do Not Disturb Schedule on Android.

    You’ll need a smartphone running Android 8.1 or above to enjoy this feature. To enable Do Not Disturb on Android:
    1. Open Phone Settings and click on 'Sound & Vibration'.
    2. Tap on 'Silent/DND' inside the Sound section and select DND.

    DND Settings on Android
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    Note: You can also turn on this feature directly from the Settings panel by tap and hold of Do Not Disturb (DND) icon. 

    DND settings

    Do Not Disturb allow you to create your own schedule time for which you want to enable this feature and it will automatically turn off after the scheduled time. To set schedule time:

    1. Click on 'Schedule turn-on time’ inside Silent/DND settings.
    2. Click on Add + button shown below and set the Time and Day of the week for which you want to use this feature.  
    3. At last, click on the tick mark shown in the upper right corner.  

    Do Not Disturb Schedule
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    You can also tweak other additional settings like if you want to receive calls then you can turn on ‘Allow incoming calls’ and set the contacts list from whom you want to receive calls.

    If you want to receive only important calls then you can turn on ‘Notify about repeated calls’ and this feature allow sound for the calls repeated within 15 minutes in Silent mode.

    DND Settings

    Once you have set up all these settings and schedule the time and day, Do Not Disturb automatically turn on according to the scheduled time day. And all other additional settings help you to use this feature in the best way. You can use Do Not Disturb feature on the phone while driving, sleeping, meditating, or any other important work. 

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