Difference between ios11 DND & new ios12 DND

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by GC251114, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. GC251114 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015
    Good afternoon guys.

    I wonder if someone running the new iOS 12 beta 1 could clarify the functionality of DND compared to ios11 version.

    I’m currently on iOS 11 & have DND scheduled from 22:15 - 07:30. As expected once 22:15 hits everything is quiet until 07:30 the following morning. I go to bed & switch on my digital clock app & to sleep I go. I get no notification sounds during night (as expected) & when I wake up & unlock my phone I just see the notification number count next to the corresponding app on the homes screen. To me this works perfectly & does as it states on the tin & doesn’t disturb me between my set scheduled time.

    Ok so move forward to the new DND with iOS 12. I think the new force touch options are great , however in the settings of DND I see under scheduled there’s a toggle for bedtime. Now if I have the same time scheduled as per my iOS 11 set up , how & what is different if I toggle on bedtime mode ?

    Am I right in thinking & saying if bedtime mode is set , the time is displayed on the screen all night with the dark background & no notifications come through (unless ones specified) & then you just see the message count in morning once unlocked. If this being the case does this eliminate the need for a 3rd party time app from the App Store ?

    I’ve watched many iOS 12 vids to familiarise myself etc , ready to jump on board with Public beta 3 or 4 dependant on how stable , but I’m just confused as to how the bedtime mode is different to the scheduled mode I’m currently using with iOS 11.

    Cheers for clarification.
  2. Globug macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    Brisbane Australia
    Its too bad they didn't make a "weekend' mode. Oh well.
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    DND has a toggle for:


    DND is just like it always has been
    Scheduled is just like it always has been
    Bedtime makes it so notifications do not show on the lock screen until you unlock your phone in the AM

    Does that makes sense? Basically you can do it the old way or the new way. If you do it the old way there is now a DND notification that sits on the lock screen, so in the AM when you wake up you can just push that. If you do not turn off DND it will stay on, like previously, until the scheduled time ends.
  4. Natya Sadella macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2016
    I cant understand why you cant choose dnd by days like alarm in the clock app :|
  5. jhall8 macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2017
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    This would be a great item to enter in the Feedback app under Suggestions.
  6. az431 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    There are a million ideas and ways to do things. What you think is the better way may not be preferred by most people, or maybe it is, but it can't be implemented by a certain date because of technical or time constraints.

    Also if you had bothered to read the article posted above, you'd see that there are ways to do exactly what you want through calendar events.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That kind of a feature has been requested since about the day that DND came out all these years ago. It can certainly be implemented after all this time if Apple decided to do it. And just because some people might not care about it doesn't mean that it isn't something that could be worthwhile--I mean there are plenty of people who don't care for or even know about DND and yet the feature came to be there all these years ago and is still there today. There can be some workarounds for things like that (and in this case it took years before something close to a workaround using events came along), but those workarounds can also be somewhat cumbersome when it comes to using them for things that they weren't really quite designed for.
  8. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2017
  9. jonobin macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    I think you can use Bed time as a workaround where you can set time and day
  10. rjp1 macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2015
    Yeah, I would like it to be similar to the alarms app.
  11. Phoboss macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2012
    OMG How did I not know about this? Life changing info right there! :D
  12. lemimouth, Jun 15, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018

    lemimouth macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2015
    How do you do this ? Bedtime is just an on/off switch, right ? I can't chose for which day. Did I miss something ?
  13. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Options at the top in Clock app
  14. lemimouth macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2015
    Where ? I can only see an on/off toggle, there is no option to select days :

  15. jonobin macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    Try in the clock app under bed time ;)
  16. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Read my post
  17. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    Something really cool is that Siri will suggest to turn on Do Not Disturb in certain situations. I had a movie pass in Apple Wallet and Siri suggested I turn on DND until I left the theater.
  18. Phoboss macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Yeah same here, I really like that feature. Same for when you have a calendar event. The only thing missing would be an option to do it automatically for certain events/calendars.
  19. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I can't use Do Not Disturb at bedtime because it blocks Home notifications. I have motion sensors setup that will not alert me if Do Not Disturb is activated. So, I keep my phone on silent full-time and let my watch handle all of the notifications. I could use more granularity than what we have now.

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