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Make Do Not Disturb on iOS 7 work even when your device is awake iOS devices
iOS 6 introduced Do Not Disturb, but some of us were annoyed by its implementation: Though the feature silenced iOS notification sounds while your iPhone or iPad were sleeping, those noises still blasted out when the device was in use. If that's not what you want to have happen, iOS 7 has the solution.

Armed with this hint, Do Not Disturb will empower you to use your iOS device in a room with sleeping people, or in a meeting where you're supposed to be paying attention, without fear that a bleep or bloop will bother those around you.

Head over to the Settings app, and tap on Do Not Disturb. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and set Silence to Always, instead of Only While iPhone Is Locked. From now on, Do Not Disturb works regardless of whether your iPhone is awake and in use, whenever the mode is enabled.
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Make Do Not Disturb on iOS 7 work even when your device is awake
Authored by: StrawHousePig on Sep 27, '13 06:49:37AM

Or, alternatively, the ring / silent switch instantly accessible on the side of the device.



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Make Do Not Disturb on iOS 7 work even when your device is awake
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Sep 29, '13 06:53:14AM

This is more useful than switching the side switch to 'silent mode', as this also suppresses the vibrate function.
The vibrator is often louder and more annoying than the quietest volume setting, particularly in low-noise environments. Turning the volume all the way down isn't the best solution either as it's easy to forget turing it back up again resulting in missed communications.
I wasn't aware of this setting as my DND options were obviously carried over from iOS6 I had no need to examine them until now. Thanks OP.

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Make Do Not Disturb on iOS 7 work even when your device is awake
Authored by: lowbatteries on Sep 27, '13 11:15:58AM

As the previous commenter posted - if you want silence, there is the silence switch.

This hint is still really useful for if you're using your iPad or iPhone as a presentation tool or in a group setting and don't want your Facebook messages popping up every few seconds. It's also great to for going "distraction free" if you are working on something.

This new mode makes it work more like Notification Center on OS X.



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