How to mute calls, alerts, and notifications on an iPhone
The crescent moon icon is one of the most useful features of Apple mobiles.
If you’re looking for a little peace of mind but don’t want to turn off your iPhone at the same time, Apple has implemented the Do Not Disturb option on its mobile phones, which allows you to mute the calls, alerts, and notifications you receive while the device is locked.
You can also program Do Not Disturb and allow calls from certain people, or that an alarm sounds that you had programmed. When Do Not Disturb is activated, you will see a crescent moon in the status bar. Do not disturb can be activated or deactivated in two ways:
- Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb to activate Do Not Disturb Manually or set a schedule.
- Open the Control Center, strongly press the crescent moon icon to quickly configure the Do Not Disturb setting or press to activate or deactivate it.
How to change the Do Not Disturb settings
If you don’t want to be disturbed at a certain time, you can set up a schedule. Tap Settings > Do Not Disturb and Active Programmed. Then set a time.
You can also decide when you want to receive alerts, calls and notifications:
- Sleep: When Sleep is on, and until the time programmed for Do Not Disturb is over, the lock screen is dimmed, calls are muted, and notifications appear within During Sleep in the Notification Center.
- Silence: Choose whether you want calls and notifications to be always muted or only when the device is locked.
- Allow calls from: Allows you to receive calls from anyone, from anyone, from your favorites or from groups of contacts stored on the device or in iCloud.
- Repeated calls: If the same person calls you twice in less than three minutes, the second call will not be muted.