How to Turn Off Do Not Disturb on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Do Not Disturb is a handy feature on the iPhone that allows you to silence notifications and calls when you need some peace and quiet. However, there may be times when you want to turn off Do Not Disturb and regain control over your device’s alerts. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to disable Do Not Disturb on your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing Control Center

To begin, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone screen to open the Control Center. The Control Center provides quick access to various settings and features of your device.

Step 2: Locating the Do Not Disturb Icon

Within the Control Center, look for an icon that resembles a crescent moon. This is the Do Not Disturb icon.

Note: If the crescent moon icon appears highlighted in white or gray, it means that Do Not Disturb is currently active on your iPhone.

Step 3: Turning Off Do Not Disturb

To disable Do Not Disturb, simply tap on the crescent moon icon in the Control Center. Once tapped, the icon will dim or disappear altogether, indicating that Do Not Disturb has been turned off.

Alternative Method: Settings App

If you prefer to use the Settings app instead of the Control Center, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone home screen.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Do Not Disturb”.
  • Step 3: On the next screen, toggle off “Scheduled” or “Manual” depending on your current settings.
  • Step 4: Exit the Settings app. Do Not Disturb is now disabled.

Customizing Do Not Disturb

The iPhone offers additional options to customize the Do Not Disturb feature based on your preferences. To access these settings, go to the “Do Not Disturb” section in the Settings app.


If you frequently use Do Not Disturb during specific times, you can set a schedule for it. By enabling the “Scheduled” option, you can choose when Do Not Disturb should automatically activate and deactivate each day.

Allow Calls From

This setting allows you to specify which contacts can bypass Do Not Disturb and reach you with calls. You can choose to allow calls from everyone, no one, or create a custom list of favorites or specific groups.


The “Silence” section lets you decide if you want calls and notifications to make any sound while Do Not Disturb is active. You can choose between “Always,” “Only while iPhone is locked,” or “Never.”

In Conclusion

Do Not Disturb is a valuable feature on your iPhone that helps you manage interruptions without having to manually silence your device every time. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily turn off Do Not Disturb and regain control over your notifications and calls.

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