Small to medium business owners have come to rely on the iPhone as one of their main ways to stay connected with the office, and be productive while working remotely. The problem is, this can lead to constant connection with business demands, which can prove to be overwhelming. When you need a break the Do Not Disturb feature, available on all iOS 8 devices, can bring much-needed respite from communication overload.
Do Not Disturb is a handy iOS 8 feature that when enabled, silences all notifications, calls, and alerts that you usually get coming through when the device is locked. You can either turn it on and off manually, or schedule a time for when it is to be activated. If your device is unlocked, e.g., you are using it, notifications will usually still trigger.
To turn this feature on simply:
This will turn on the Do Not Disturb feature. You should see a crescent moon icon appear in the menu bar at the top of your device’s screen indicating the feature is activated. To turn it off, open the Control Center and tap the crescent moon icon again so that it disappears from your screen.
If you would like to schedule a time where your device automatically puts itself into Do Not Disturb mode, simply:
As with the manual triggering of this feature, you will see a crescent moon icon in the top menu bar of your device when it is active.
If you tap on Settings and then select Do Not Disturb you will also be able to tinker with the settings related to this feature. The options you will see include:
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