How to Turn Off Driving Mode on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Driving Mode on the iPhone is a useful feature that helps minimize distractions while you are behind the wheel. When enabled, it automatically silences notifications and prevents incoming calls from disturbing you.

However, there may be times when you want to turn off driving mode on your iPhone. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to do just that.

Step 1: Accessing Control Center

To turn off driving mode on your iPhone, start by accessing the Control Center. You can do this by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen if you have an iPhone X or later model. For older models, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Disabling Driving Mode

Once in the Control Center, look for the car icon labeled “Driving Mode.” This icon represents the driving mode feature on your iPhone. Tap on it to disable driving mode.

Note: Alternatively, you can also disable driving mode by going to “Settings” > “Do Not Disturb” and toggling off the “Activate” switch next to “Do Not Disturb While Driving.”

Step 3: Verifying Driving Mode Deactivation

To confirm that driving mode has been turned off successfully, check for any changes in your notifications and incoming call behavior. Once disabled, notifications will no longer be silenced automatically, and incoming calls will ring as usual.


If you don’t see a car icon in your Control Center or can’t find the option to disable driving mode in your settings, it’s possible that your device does not support this feature or it may be named differently depending on your iOS version.

  • Device Compatibility: Driving mode is available on iPhones running iOS 11 or later. If you have an older device or an outdated iOS version, you may not have this feature.
  • Renamed Feature: In some iOS versions, driving mode may be referred to as “Do Not Disturb While Driving.” If you can’t find the car icon, look for this alternative name in your Control Center or Settings.


Taking advantage of driving mode on your iPhone can help promote responsible and safe driving practices. However, there are times when it’s necessary to disable this feature. By following the simple steps outlined above, you can easily turn off driving mode and regain full control over your notifications and incoming calls.

Remember, it’s important to prioritize safety while driving and avoid distractions. If possible, pull over to a safe location before making any adjustments on your iPhone.

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