How to Turn Off Do Not Disturb on iPhone [Easy iOS 15 Guide]

Do Not Disturb mode for iPhone can be amazing when you’re trying to sleep or are working on something important and don’t want to be distracted. But, it’s not ideal to have it on all the time. You may miss important phone calls, messages, or even social media posts.

This guide will show you how to turn off Do Not Disturb on iPhone so you can avoid running into this problem. Read on to learn more.

Where Is Do Not Disturb on iPhone on iOS15?

There were minor changes made in iOS 15, one of which included the change of the location of the iOS Do Not Disturb option. It can now be found under Focus which means you won’t be able to find it directly under Settings on iPadOS 15 and iOS 15. Focus is highly customizable, which can be complicated for some, making it hard to find the Do Not Disturb option in iOS 15.

How to Turn Off Do Not Disturb on iOS 15

Here’s how to get rid of Do Not Disturb on iPhone running iOS 15 or higher:

How to turn off do not disturb on iPhone
  1. Click on the Settings icon on your home screen.
  2. Scroll down and click on Focus.
  3. On the Focus page, click on the Do Not Disturb button.
  4. In the new page that opens, click on the button beside Do Not Disturb to turn off Do Not Disturb on iPhone.

The status of the Do Not Disturb mode can be seen in the status bar. If a crescent icon appears in the top left part of the screen, this means that the Do Not Disturb mode is on.

How to Turn Off Do Not Disturb on iPhone From Control Center on iOS 15

As we discussed, the Do Not Disturb toggle can also be found under the Focus tab in iOS 15. Here are the steps you need to follow to turn off the Do Not Disturb mode from the control center on iOS 15:

How to turn of Do Not Disturb on iPhone from a different menu
  1. If you have Face ID on your iPhone, swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen.
  2. If you have an iPhone without Face ID, scroll up from the bottom of your screen.
  3. Here, you will see a Do Not Disturb or Focus option. Click on it.
  4. When the option or the icon is not illuminated, your Focus or Do Not Disturb is off.

How to Schedule Do Not Disturb on iPhone

Having the DND mode activate automatically at a time specified by you can be a handy feature as you won’t have to manually turn it on and off. By scheduling the Do Not Disturb mode, you can set a schedule for specific days, daily or weekly. Thanks to the Focus feature, you can now allow notifications and calls from particular apps and contracts even when DND is on.

Here are the steps you need to follow to schedule the Do Not Disturb mode on iOS 15:

  1. Click on the Settings icon on your home screen.
  2. Scroll down and click on Focus.
  3. On the Focus page, click on the Do Not Disturb button.
  4. There, click on the Add Schedule or Automation button towards the bottom part of the screen.
  5. A new menu called New Automation will slide up from the screen. There, select the Time option.
  6. Turn on the Schedule toggle. On the same page, you can choose the starting and ending times for the DND mode.
  7. In the Repeat section, choose the number of days you wish to enable the schedule for.
  8. Click on Done towards the top right side of the window to save the changes.

You can also turn the DND schedule on and off at any time without needing to delete the automation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does My Phone Keep Going to Do Not Disturb?

This might occur if you have activated your Set Time feature by mistake. This feature turns your Do Not Disturb option on automatically at the time that was set accidentally by you. If you wish to disable your Set Time, simply turn on Manual mode from the settings.

What Do I Do If Do Not Disturb Is Off, but the Phone Doesn’t Ring?

There are many reasons why your phone doesn’t ring, even when your Do Not Disturb option is off. Here are some reasons why your phone may not ring:

  1. You accidentally turned your iPhone Do Not Disturb option on.
  2. The iPhone is on silent mode.
  3. Your device is connected to a Bluetooth device.
  4. The ringtone volume is low.
  5. Your Silence Unknown Callers option is on.
  6. You have accidentally blocked the number that is trying to call you.
  7. You have carrier issues
  8. You haven’t paid your phone bill

If all the above options are the way they should be, and your phone still doesn’t ring, restarting your phone can fix many problems with less effort. Turn your phone off, and restart it after a few minutes.

What Is the Bedtime Option?

You can block all data usage during fixed times with the bedtime mode. With this function, you may control usage when you’re not as likely to use your device’s apps. When you have your bedtime feature on, it dims your lock screen, silents incoming calls and alarms, prevents printing from the iPhone, and moves notifications to your history.

How Do I Turn Off Do Not Disturb?

Here’s how to disable do not disturb on iPhone: Navigate to Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb and turn it off.

Recapping How to Remove Do Not Disturb on iPhone

In short, you simply have to navigate to your Focus menu and turn off Do Not Disturb from there. We hope this guide helped solve you learn how to turn off Do Not Disturb on iPhone. If not, feel free to ask questions in the comments, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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