How to enable Do Not Disturb on Apple iPhone XR

Aside from the power switch, most of the built-in features of an iPhone are designed in a binary scheme or can be turned on or off. This is to ensure that all possible demands of end-users are met. Among these so-called binary features found on the iPhone XR is DND or Do Not Disturb. As the name implies, this feature will keep you undisturbed when enabled. If you’re new to the iOS platform, then this should be considered among the first few significant features to know about your new iOS device. If you have been avoiding unwanted disruptions from notification alert sounds in your day-to-day life, but still need to keep your phone with you for emergency reasons, then that is still possible. It just needs a little effort to manage the settings on your phone. Should you need more inputs regarding this iOS feature, allow me to give you a quick glimpse on the iPhone XR DND mode.

When to use DND feature on your iPhone XR?

You can switch your iPhone XR to DND mode whenever you don’t want to be interrupted with alert sounds from your phone at night on your sleep, during meetings, or even on formal events. When this setting is enabled, it stops your phone notifications, alerts, ringtones, vibrations or the light of the screen when the phone screen is locked. You can also set a schedule for Do Not Disturb to repeat all day, at the same time, set exceptions for particular types of calls, or even set it as permanent. Alarms you’ve set on your device aren’t affected by this feature though. So, expect to hear your alarm sounds even when Do Not Disturb is activated.

An indication that Do Not Disturb is enabled on your device is the crescent moon icon shown on the status bar.

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Activating Do Not Disturb feature on your iPhone XR

There are two ways to enable and disable Do Not Disturb setting on your iPhone. The quicker way is through the Control Center and the standard method is through the settings menu.

Enabling DND on your iPhone XR via Control Center

You can immediately set up and manage Do Not Disturb settings on your phone using the shortcut icons found on the Control Center. Simply follow these steps to get started:

  1. From the Home Screen of the phone then launch the Control Center swiping down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. Then, tap the crescent moon icon to enable Do Not Disturb.

Once enabled, the moon icon will turn white and more visible and the DND (crescent moon) icon will appear on the status bar.

Enabling DND on your iPhone XR through Settings menu

Like any other features and options, DND settings can also be managed straight from your iPhone XR settings menu. All you have to do is launch the settings app and toggle some switches. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. From the Home Screen, go to Settings.
  2. Then, find Do Not Disturb from the list and tap it.
  3. Toggle or slide the switch button to turn on Do Not Disturb.
  4. To set a specific period of time for Do Not Disturb, tap Scheduled and then enter the desired quiet hours for Do Not Disturb.
  5. Once you’re done adjusting relevant options and settings, tap Back.

Among the available options as to when to activate and use Do Not Disturb on your iPhone XR would include Bedtime, Silence, Allow Calls From, Repeated Calls and Do Not Disturb While Driving. You can pick any of these choices when setting DND exceptions.

If you wish to switch back to normal sound mode, all you have to do is disable or turn off Do Not Disturb from your iPhone XR settings menu or through the Control Center.

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