Using Do Not Disturb on your iPhone - Only get the calls you want

Dear Apple:  I only want my iPhone to ring if it’s important.

Apple:  Your wish has been granted.  I bring you:  Do Not Disturb

Personally, I do not take a lot of naps, but if I were to partake in what many experts refer to as “the best thing for productivity, ever” and snooze for a brief period of time during the day, I would certainly want a very select few individuals to be able to reach me -  no matter what. 

Do Not Disturb for the iPhone allows you to do exactly that.  Once it’s set up properly, you will only receive calls from your most important people.  Here is how it works:

First, decide what select people you want to receive calls from, even during your nap.  Mark them as “Favorites”.  Next, navigate your way through the settings, and tell your iPhone “only ring if these few people call me”.  We have some screenshots to walk you through this easy set up:

1)    Locate a contact that meets the criteria 

Step1 Do Not Disturb iPhone

2)    Mark them as favorites (notice the little star)

Step2 Do Not Disturb iPhone

3)    Go to Settings, Notifications

 Only get the calls you want iPhone

 4)    Select Do Not Disturb

Step4 Do Not Disturb iPhone

5)    Arrange this to work the way you want it to, here it is set up to only let “Favorites” though, and people that call and call and call.

Only get the calls you want iPhone

6)    Go back to Settings, and turn on Do Not Disturb

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That’s it!  You are now ready to take a nap.

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President of NSI, Tom has been helping small and medium businesses succeed in Connecticut for over 25 years.