Turn on do not disturb during calendar events

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  1. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I recently came back to the iPhone, and I was wondering if it is possible to automatically turn on do not disturb during events that I have in my calendar. Specifically I would like to automatically turn it on while I'm in classes and not have to worry about turning it back off after. A quick google search makes it look like it's not possible but I wanted to check and see if that is something that has changed recently.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    This hasn't changed. The only other thing aside from manually turning it on or off is doing it via a basic schedule--basically one time setting to turn it on and one to turn it off (nothing that can be set for different times on different days or multiple times a day or anything like that).
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    C DM is correct.

    It's a good idea...something like a checkbox to enable it per calendar event. Enhancement Request
     
  4. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    I put in a suggestion to apple on that page, hopefully we see something in a future update, it doesn't seem like the code would be hard for them to write and it would be a useful feature.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunately something that has been requested since the introduction of DND back in iOS 6 or 5, and it still hasn't changed (aside from one or two changes DND has remained the same basically).
     
  6. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I'm not too optimistic that they'll change anything anytime soon. But it doesn't hurt to put in the request, it only takes a minute or so of my time.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    This week VladMax released a jailbreak tweak called "MeetingDnD" ($1.99) that does just this, apparently.

    Not much help if you're not jailbroken but it show that it can be done.
     
  8. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Good to know, I'm not sure if that is enough to make me jailbreak. I used to in the early iOS days so I might be able to be persuaded to do it again, but I'm really hesitant to buy any jailbreak tweaks since the next iOS update is likely to break it.
     
  9. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    Just to mention, there is software to get Android phones to do this, and Moto - phones do it out of the box. Not enough to make me give up my iPhone, but it's the one thing I do miss.
     
  10. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    I used android for a year, to begin with it was interesting, but after using it for a few months I was ready to go back to the iPhone. A missing feature like this definitely isn't enough to get me to go back to Android.
     

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