Do Not Disturb Commands Confusing...

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by hakr100, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    I find some of the setting choices on the new Do Not Disturb feature more than a little confusing.

    Example:

    The first setting is Manual and if it is invoked, it states that NO calls and alerts that arrive while the phone is locked will be silenced. Okay.

    But the Allow Calls From selection gives you several choices, among them Everyone, and if you choose Everyone, "No incoming calls or messages will be silenced." That conflicts with the first setting.

    The last setting, Silence, also gives choices, Always and Only while iPhone is locked. If you choose the latter, then "Incoming calls and notifications will be silenced while iPhone is locked."

    Except if you invoke some of the earlier choices, such as Allow Calls from Everyone?

    I realize life has many conflicts, but really. So...who actually understands all these seemingly conflicting choices, and would he or she please post some accurate instructions? Thanks!
     

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  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I don't think you're reading correctly. If Manual is invoked, all calls and notifications will be silenced. You may choose to allow certain calls to come through. That's where the "allow calls from" section comes in. If you select to allow calls from everyone, then all calls will come through. Notifications will still be silenced, though. Or you can just allow calls from favorites, other groups, etc.

    The last section, silence is very simple. If you choose always; all notifications (except calls that you allow) will be silenced no matter if the phone is locked or unlocked. If you select "only while iPhone is locked," then all notifications will come through while phone is unlocked, but only calls that you allow will come through when locked.

    I don't see how any settings conflict the others..
     
  3. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I think. :D
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Let me know if you have specific questions about settings and I'll answer as best as possible. Realize that first post may have been a lot and a little mixed up, hard trying to think through and type a post like that from the phone. :)
     
  5. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I think your explanation did it for me. I'm a professional writer and when it comes to software/hardware directions, I tend to be a literalist. Apparently with this app, it's on unless it is off or you grant exceptions unless it is raining in the Mojave Desert.

    Your explanation was better than what I saw on the iPhone.
    :D
     
  6. Bob Shoring macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to the iPhone. What does it mean for the iPhone to be locked vs unlocked?
    Thanks.
    Bob
     
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Unlocked means you've entered passcode/swiped to unlock and have the phone on your homescreen or are using an app.

    Locked means it shows your lock screen, and you have to swipe your phone/and enter passcode to unlock and use it.
     
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