Do Not Disturb

MeetingDnD enables Do Not Disturb based on calendar events

The Do Not Disturb preferences in the stock Settings app provides a limited level of scheduling for the DND feature found in iOS. If you want deeper scheduling capability, you’re going to need to rely on a jailbreak tweak like MeetingDND.

Just like the tweak’s name alludes to, MeetingDND allows you to create blocks of Do Not Disturb time based on calendar events. Check out the details in this post for more info.

How to replace the Do Not Disturb icon with today’s moon phase

Interested in having a waxing crescent in your status bar instead of the standard Do Not Disturb moon icon? A new jailbreak package will allow you to theme the DND icon with the current moon phase.

The package, entitled Do Not Phase, piggybacks on the popular Protean jailbreak tweak in order to accomplish its goal. The result is a slick-looking Do Not Disturb moon icon that clues you in on the day’s current moon phase.

DisturbMeLater: disable Do Not Disturb after a set period of time

Do Not Disturb is a great feature in iOS, and it’s one that I use quite often. However, from time to time, I forget to disengage Do Not Disturb, and it causes me to miss texts, phone calls, etc. Yes, it’s a great feature, but it can be a little dangerous if you have the tendency to forget to turn it off, especially if you have it set to silence notifications even when the phone is unlocked.

DisturbMeLater is a newly released jailbreak tweak that can help alleviate this issue. It allows you to establish a time interval when Do Not Disturb will disable by itself with no user interaction. This differs from the schedule feature in Do Not Disturbs settings because you can set it on the fly directly from Control Center, which makes it much less tedious to use.

Using Do Not Disturb in OS X Yosemite’s Messages app

Like the Messages app in iOS 8, the Yosemite version of Messages allows you to mute specific conversations by enabling Do Not Disturb. Do Not Disturb ensures that you still receive messages, but you won’t be bothered by notifications when new messages arrive.

Have a look at our video walkthrough explaining the ins and outs of Do Not Disturb after the break.

iPhone could automatically silence alerts when you exercise, Apple patent hints

Notifications on mobile devices are both a curse and a blessing. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would diminish the value in receiving a timely notification about an important event while on the go.

On the other hand, virtually every app wants to send notifications these days. Even though iOS does offer some granularity as to the times of day when these alerts are allowed to buzz your device, by no measure is this sufficient.

An Apple patent publicized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last Thursday gives an insight into Apple’s research efforts that would automatically enable a Do Not Disturb mode (added in iOS 6) when the device has determined that a user is working out, saving you a few taps…

Pebble firmware update brings Do Not Disturb mode, faster notifications and more

The Pebble Smartwatch has gotten smarter than ever as the company pushed a new version 1.4 firmware which enhances notifications while bringing a new Do Not Disturb mode along with other new features, improvements and fixes.

Like on your iPhone, Pebble’s new Do Not Disturb mode lets you specify a time frame during which notifications won’t be displayed. You can also specify what notifications are displayed, create a new Snooze Alarm, create multiple alarms, toggle alarms on and off, edit existing alarms and enjoy improved iOS performance…

Improve Do Not Disturb with ‘DNDPro’

DNDPro is a new jailbreak tweak from dba Technologies. It serves to improve iOS’s native Do Not Disturb capabilities by letting you control notifications while using certain apps.

DNDPro offers more granular control than the stock Do Not Disturb functionality. You can decided to disable all alerts while within a specific app, or only let banner notifications through.

If you like Do Not Disturb, but don’t feel like it caters enough to power users, DNDPro is a tweak that should pique your interest. Have a look inside as we break down its features.

Luna now available in Cydia

A couple days ago, we gave you a preview of Luna, a new jailbreak tweak that lets you turn Do Not Disturb on and off, directly from the Lock screen or from Notification Center with a simple pull down gesture. Additionally, when your device is unlocked, Luna will display notifications with non intrusive banners.

Luna, which was born from a concept by Sentry and developed by Ryan Petrich, is now available in Cydia for two bucks…

Luna is an upcoming tweak that lends greater control over Do Not Disturb

Looking for a way to maximize the iPhone’s built-in Do Not Disturb functionality? You may choose to look in Cydia for some of the already existing tweaks, or you may decide to hold out for this upcoming collaboration between Ryan Petrich and Sentry.

Yes, Petrich needs no introduction, he’s a prolific developer that’s created some amazing things for jailbroken devices. Sentry, too, is very well-known for his design concepts and meticulous attention to detail. Luna is based off of Sentry’s concepts, which can be seen after the break.

So what does a collaboration between these two look like? Better yet, will you find it to be useful? Look inside for a quick preview of their upcoming tweak called Luna.