Do Not Disturb

How to schedule Do Not Disturb on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Do Not Disturb on iPhone and Mac

This tutorial shows you how to schedule Do Not Disturb on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Once you know the steps to do that, you can automate Do Not Disturb (DND) to turn on at the set time, and you won't have to enable it every day manually. Your iPhone or Mac will take care of it.

DrainCheck harnesses Do Not Disturb mode to monitor battery drain on pwned iPhones

Battery consumption is a very real concern among jailbreakers, especially given the fact that certain jailbreak tweak configurations can add to the burden of keeping your phone alive throughout the day.

While most people simply glance at the Status Bar or visit the Battery preference pane in the Settings app to learn more about their battery usage, those who want a brief battery usage report every morning when they wake up might take an interest in a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed DrainCheck by iOS developer Ginsu.

DNDBadges makes notification badges purple when Do Not Disturb mode is turned on

Do Not Disturb mode is an indispensable feature on iPhones and iPads that I’ve grown particularly fond of over the years. Although it isn’t new, I still use it just as much today as I did when it first came out.

There’s just one problem — it’s can be all too easy to forget that you turned Do Not Disturb mode on in the first place, which sometimes results in missed notifications that you otherwise didn’t intend to silence.

DNDToast displays a ringer/silent-inspired pop-up when Do Not Disturb is toggled

Whenever you switch the iPhone’s ringer/silent switch between the ringer and silent positions, iOS automatically shows a small pop-up at the top of the display to let you know the status of the switch.

We really like this subtle feature, and that’s one of the reasons why we’ve often wondered why Apple doesn’t do the same for Do Not Disturb mode. After all, if you’re unaware when Do Not Disturb gets turned on, you could miss important notifications. With that in mind, you’d think Apple would want users to be more aware of when it gets switched on or off – automatically or not.

DnDSwitch lets jailbreakers toggle Do Not Disturb via the ringer/silent switch

All of Apple’s iPhone models come equipped with a side-mounted ringer/silent switch that makes silencing your device’s incoming notification sounds so effortless that it can be done right from your pocket. But as we witnessed in a popular /r/jailbreak request post from this past week, a sizable portion of iPhone users would come to appreciate the ability to repurpose the ringer/silent switch as a physical Do Not Disturb toggle switch.

The aforementioned idea seemed like a good idea even to me when I read about it earlier in the week, but now that a new and free jailbreak tweak called DnDSwitch by iOS developer smokin1337 officially exists, I can genuinely say that I welcome the concept even more than I did just a few days ago when I read about it on Reddit.