what is 'do not disturbe' for?

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  1. NathalieRita macrumors newbie

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  2. SoloStyle macrumors regular

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    Not a stupid question. Basically, you can turn it on (or schedule it to turn on) and your phone calls and notifications will be silenced during that time. You can also create or select a list of people who's calls and notifications will still ring through if you want.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  4. bryanus macrumors member

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    How do you allow the Notifications part for contacts?

    I want to use DoNotDisturb, but allow email notifications from one contact when they email me.

    I can not find a way to do this.

    I added the contact to my VIP list, enabled DoNotDisturb, and sent a test email from that contact address, but no notifications came through.

    Is what I am trying to do possible?
     
  5. dvboy macrumors regular

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    I personally think its the best new feature on ios 6,now I can schedule it for when I go to sleep at night and no more notifications waking me up.Just set it and forget it.
     
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    Yes it does.
     
  8. Bigyella macrumors member

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    How do you use it? I see it in my settings too turn it off or on, but I see no options to set it up. Where do I set up times? Or how do I set up VIP's. :confused:
     
  9. yelnref macrumors member

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    Only works when the phone is locked...

    Meaning it's useless if you use your phone as a clock at night.

    I think some of the, ahem, 'geniuses' who work on development need to actually get out there and use the phone...
     
  10. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    Can't I do the same thing with airplane mode?
     
  11. Nioxic macrumors regular

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    ive set it up..

    now my phone doeesnt make a single noise during the day, when im at work, and sleeping

    although i wish i could set it up for different days, so it would fit my schedule..

    coz my work schedule is different every week (3 week periods)

    Its a nice idea, but it lacks a tiny bit of control :)

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    airplane mode removes the signal while its active..

    so you cannot receive any data at all.

    do not disturb just puts the phone in silent mode for a period of your choice. its nice for when working, or you got drunk people calling you at night ect.

    its your software version of the silence button on the side :)
     
  12. yelnref macrumors member

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    You can, but DND allows you to set a schedule so you don't have to remember to turn on and off each night/morning. It also allows you to set up contacts whose calls will always go through (useful if you have kids, sick parents, etc).
     
  13. Bigyella macrumors member

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    HOW... WHERE??
    :confused:
     
  14. yelnref macrumors member

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    In settings there is a tab to set DND on or off.

    But...

    ...under notifications you can schedule a time period and other stuff.

    Why they just don't have it all available under the main tab in settings is anyone's guess... ?!!!
     
  15. Bigyella macrumors member

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    Thank You!! :)
     
  16. fergusor macrumors member

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    How do I set up a group of people? I've looked in Contacts and Phone but there's nothing that says 'add this person to group xx'.

    Thanks,
    Richard.
     
  17. Julien macrumors G3

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    Favorites questions:

    1) I added a couple of people to my Favorites on my iPhone but it doesn't show on my iPad (or Mac which doesn't seem to support). Do you have to add separately for each device?

    2) How do you remove someone from Favorites?
     
  18. SoloStyle macrumors regular

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    I logged into iCloud.com and created a new Group through the Contacts app and added in the people I wanted to let through DnD. After that, I went into the settings and selected the new group. That's how I set up mine and it works just fine.

    Also, I still haven't figured out how to actually create a new group on the iPhone. So if anyone knows, feel free to share!
     

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