Apple allows users to customize their phone’s Do Not Disturb feature so that it meets their specific needs. In addition to the above scheduling feature, for example, users can allow calls from certain contacts to ring even when Do Not Disturb is on, ensuring they won’t miss calls from their kids or boss. Plus, the feature includes customization options on when calls are silenced, how Do Not Disturb is activated while driving, which apps trigger the setting automatically, and more.
Customization features are found in the same settings menu where Do Not Disturb can be turned on and off. However, the appearance and exact settings available in this iPhone menu depend on whether you are running iOS 15 or an earlier version of the operating system. As shown in the image below, iOS 15 includes automations for Do Not Disturb, which makes it possible, for example, on your iPhone (and iPad) when you arrive at work, in the library, or when When you open your favourites, automatically silence notifications. Reading App.
Each feature is self-explanatory. For example, the “Silence” feature can be set to “Always” or “While iPhone is locked” when Do Not Disturb is enabled. This will silence incoming calls and all other notifications. You can also tap “Allow Calls From” to choose which contacts will be exempt from Do Not Disturb, meaning their calls will ring as usual. It also has an option at the bottom to allow repeated calls, for example, if someone calls you multiple times, the iPhone will ring the call in case of an emergency.
Another customization option is “Do Not Disturb While Driving”, which turns on Do Not Disturb only when you are driving. You can set it to turn on manually, when you pair your iPhone with a car’s Bluetooth connection, or automatically. Lastly, you can set up some auto-reply options when people try to contact you. Tap “Auto-reply to” to choose which contacts get automatic replies when they try to contact you with Do Not Disturb enabled. Under that, you can tap on “Auto-reply” to select which message to send.
Simply tap on each customization option and follow the on-screen prompts to enable or adjust them. In some cases, you’ll need to adjust settings manually, such as changing the time to “Scheduled,” while other features can be turned on by toggling a menu item’s switch to green.