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What is Do Not Disturb in iOS 7

Description: This article will show you how to turn on Do Not Disturb in iOS 7. Using Do Not Disturb you can turn off all alerts to completely silence your device. Or selectively allow some alerts to get through. It is completely customizable.

  1. From the main screen on your Apple device click on Settings.
    iOS Home Screen, Settings
  2. Once in the Settings application select Do Not Disturb.
    iOS Settings, Do Not Disturb
  3. From here we can see the various settings:
    • Manual - Manual turns Do Not Disturb on or off. All alerts are silenced.
    • Scheduled - Here you can schedule time for Do Not Disturb to be enabled, such as for a meeting etc.
    • Allow Calls From - This setting allows you to allow FaceTime calls and messages from selected sources. The choices being Everyone, No One, Favorites or a predetermined group.
    • Repeated Calls - This will allow a second FaceTime call to come through if it is within 3 minutes of the first.
    • Silence - Here you have the option of Silence to be on all the time or only when the device is locked.