iOS offers ii ways for your iPhone — and you, by extension — to be less intrusive in certain situations. You can enable Silent mode and you can also enable or schedule Do Non Disturb mode to proceed your iPhone from ringing, chiming or otherwise emitting unwanted sounds. Although both modes effectively silence your iPhone, there are differences with which you may non be familiar. Let’s jump in.
Your go-to method for silencing your iPhone is almost convincingly the toggle switch that sits above the volume buttons on the left border. Walk into a picture show theater, schoolhouse classroom or church, and by now you probably instinctively reach for that switch to relieve you from embarrassment. Or you do and so when your meaning other reminds yous to mute your telephone.
While the ring/silent switch mutes all alerts and notifications (forth with sound effects and game sound), your iPhone may all the same vibrate when yous receive a call. And your screen volition low-cal upwards with the arrival of a phone call or text. You can stop your iPhone from buzzing when in silent way by going to
Settings > Sounds
and toggling off
Vibrate on Silent, but yous tin can’t stop the screen from lighting up, which brings us to our next section.
Do Not Disturb
With Do Non Disturb enabled, your iPhone will remain silent and with its screen off, though there are a few exceptions you should know virtually that allow some calls to come up through.
Beginning, however, let’s go over the two ways to enable Practise Not Disturb. The easiest style is to swipe upwards for the Control Center and tap the crescent moon button. Yous tin also get to
Settings > Exercise Non Disturb
and tap the toggle switch for
Manual. With Practise Not Disturb enabled, you’ll see a small crescent moon at the superlative of the lock screen.
In addition to manually enabling Exercise Not Disturb, yous can also schedule Quiet Hours each mean solar day. I have it enabled from 11 p.thou. to six a.g., for case.
Also from Practice Not Disturb’s settings, you can enable two exceptions that allows calls to come through. For
Let Calls From, yous can choose
Everyone, No One, Favorites
or a group you created in Contacts. You can too allow
to come through, so if someone is desperately trying to call you past calling twice inside three minutes, your iPhone will ring.
The terminal setting lets you silence your iPhone
Only while iPhone is locked.
Scenarios for either way
With the biggest difference betwixt the 2 modes being the screen lighting up in silent mode when y’all receive a call or text, flipping the ring/silent switch is the easiest way to silence your iPhone as long as it’s in your pocket, purse or backpack. But be sure you lot cheque to see if the
Vibrate on Silent
setting is disabled, because a vibrating phone can be just as distracting and therefore embarrassing as a ringing telephone in some cases.
If you generally go on your iPhone out and about — in your hand, on your lap, on a table or desk — then Do Not Disturb is the amend option so that your screen suddenly lighting upward doesn’t distract other moviegoers, your classmates (or, more to the indicate, your teacher or professor) or parishioners. I would recommend setting
Allow Calls From
if you will oft enable Do Not Disturb manually and so that you aren’t shamed when a telephone call gets through from a Favorite contact or another exception.