When you use Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone, Apple’s Focus feature notifies other iPhone users, giving them the option to inform you anyway. On an iPhone or iPad, Do Not Disturb is a useful feature. Your iPhone will not notify you of any calls, texts, or other alerts when enabled. It’s ideal for sleeping, going to the movies, driving, working, etc.
Rule no 1: Open Your Focus Options
- To disable this feature, first, navigate to Settings > Focus.
- The Focus feature manages your Do Not Disturb settings, including your sleep and work preferences.
Rule no 2: Disable the Focus Status
- Once you’ve seen all of your Focus modes, tap on the one you want and scroll down to Focus Status.
- Focus Status notifies other iPhone users that you have silenced your notifications, giving them the option to inform you anyway.
- Toggle the setting to disable Focus Status.
- When you turn this off, other iPhone users will no longer be able to tell if you have your notifications turned off.
- Even if you’re in Do Not Disturb mode, they won’t be able to notify you.
Should You Disable Your Focus Status?
When you enable Do Not Disturb mode while you’re busy, it’s most likely because you don’t want notifications. With iPhone users being able to notify you in any case, you may be distracted or even woken up while sleeping. This feature is useful in an emergency, but some people may take advantage of it. It’s safe to turn it off if you’re concerned about it.
- Even if you have Focus Status turned off, you can always allow notifications from specific people in an emergency.
- This enables you to block everyone except those you know and trust. You won’t miss anything important while remaining free of distractions.