Do Not Disturb (DND) is a great feature for blocking out digital distractions when necessary, especially if you don’t want to turn off your phone. Do Not Disturb mutes incoming calls, text messages, and app notifications. Need to perform a task that requires deep concentration? Or perhaps you need some alone time and don’t want to be bothered by calls or texts? Do Not Disturb could be your white knight.
Conversely, Do Not Disturb can also be a pain, especially when it’s not working. Let’s say you’re receiving calls and text alerts even though Do Not Disturb is enabled. Or DND blocks your alarm from ringing. What could be the cause of the problem?
There are many things that can cause notifications to override Do Not Disturb settings on your iPhone. In this guide, we cover every possible issue related to Do Not Disturb mode not working on iPhone (and iPad) and how you can fix them.
1. Change Do Not Disturb Time to Silence Your Device
By default, Do Not Disturb mode on iOS will only mute incoming calls and alerts when you lock your device. If you want the feature to mute all notification alerts even while using your phone, this is what you need to do.
1. Go to the Do Not Disturb settings menu (Setting > Do not disturb).
Proceed to the next solution if Do Not Disturb does not mute incoming calls while using your iPhone or when iPhone is locked.
2. Turn off repeat calls
Even though iOS mutes phone calls, messages, and other app notifications when Do Not Disturb is active, people can still contact you when they call multiple times. Yes, repeat calls (from the same person) can override your iPhone’s Do Not Disturb mode. That is, if the person calls you twice within three minutes.
To prevent this from happening, turn off Repeat Calls in your device’s Do Not Disturb settings.
Go Setting > Do not disturb And off Repeat call right to buy.