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Hide notifications using Do Not Disturb (iOS)

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With Do Not Disturb, you can silence calls, alerts, and notifications that you get while your device is locked. You can also schedule Do Not Disturb and allow calls from certain people.

Turn Do Not Disturb on or off

do not disturb icon

When Do Not Disturb is on, you see a crescent moon  in the status bar. There are two ways to turn Do Not Disturb on or off:

Do Not Disturb

Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb to turn on Do Not Disturb manually or set a schedule.

control center
do not disturb icon
do not disturb icon

Open Control Center, deeply press  to quickly adjust your Do Not Disturb settings or tap  to turn it on or off.

If you set an alarm in the Clock app, the alarm goes off even when Do Not Disturb is on. Learn how to set and manage your alarms.

scheduled do not disturb

Change your settings

If you don’t want to be disturbed at a certain time, you can set a schedule. Tap Settings > Do Not Disturb and turn on Scheduled. Then set a time.

You can also choose when you want to receive alerts, calls, and notifications:

  • Bedtime: When Bedtime is enabled, the Lock screen will dim, calls will be silenced, and notifications will appear under During Bedtime in the Notification Center until your scheduled Do Not Disturb ends.
  • Silence: Choose to silence calls and notifications always or only when the device is locked.
  • Allow Calls From: Allow calls from everyone, no one, your favorites, or specific contact groups stored on your device or iCloud.
  • Repeated Calls: If someone calls you twice within three minutes, the second call isn’t silenced.
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