Setting up “Do Not Disturb” on your phone is an easy way to minimize distractions while you are driving. By activating the feature, you can lower the risk of getting in a crash.
(Exact instructions will depend on your IOS or mobile operating system. However, an example of the steps and options are included in the screenshots below. You can also search the Internet for exact instructions for your IOS version.)
Depending on your version of the iPhone, you can use Do Not Disturb or Focus features located in Settings to limit or mute notifications while driving. These features can also reply to contacts to let them know you are driving.
If it's an emergency, the message sender can bypass the function by replying with 'urgent' for an emergency.
Go to Settings > Focus, then tap Driving.
Tap While Driving under Turn on Automatically, then select one of these options:
- Automatically: Driving will be activated based on detected motion.
- When Connected to Car Bluetooth: Driving will be activated when your iPhone is connected to car Bluetooth devices.
- Manually: Driving can be activated manually from Control Center.
- Activate With CarPlay: Driving will be activated automatically when your iPhone is connected to CarPlay.
(Exact instructions will depend on your Android mobile operating system. However, an example of the steps and options are included in the screenshots below. You can also search the Internet for exact instructions for your Android version.)
You can silence your phone with Do Not Disturb. This mode can mute sound, stop vibration, and block visual disturbances.
1. Enter Settings
2. Select Sound & Vibration
3. Select Do Not Disturb
You can pick what you block and what you allow.
- People: Block or allow calls, messages, or conversations.
- Apps: Choose which apps can send you notifications.
- Alarms & other interruptions: Block or allow alarms, media, touch sounds, reminders, or calendar events.
Shortcut For Androids
Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Control Center.
Tap the “Do Not Disturb” button, which looks like a circle with a dash in it..