Get Some Rest with Do Not Disturb on Your iPad

By Dwight Spivey

Do Not Disturb is a simple but useful setting you can use to stop any alerts, text messages, and FaceTime calls from appearing or making a sound on your iPad. You can make settings to allow calls from certain people or several repeat calls from the same person in a short time period to come through. (The assumption here is that such repeat calls may signal an emergency situation or urgent need to get through to you.)

  1. Tap Settings and then tap Do Not Disturb.
  2. Set the Do Not Disturb switch to On (green) to enable the feature.
  3. In the other settings shown, do any of the following:
    • Toggle the Scheduled switch to On (green) to allow alerts during a specified time period to appear.
    • Tap Allow Calls From and then, from the next screen, select Everyone, No One, Favorites, or Groups, such as All Contacts.
    • Toggle the Repeated Calls switch to On to allow a second call from the same person in a three-minute time period to come through.
    • Choose to silence incoming calls and notifications Always or Only while iPad is locked.
  4. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen.