Hi! Eric Murcia here with another episode of Tech Tip Tuesday. Today we’re going to talk about a little-known feature on the iPhone that I think is great. I use it all the time. Matter of fact, I have it scheduled to go off every day. It’s just one of those little items that you can enable, set, and forget. I find that it’s extremely helpful.
“Do Not Disturb” Settings
If you go into the Settings menu, which I’ve already done at this point. Go down to the “Do Not Disturb” function. This is something that doesn’t get a whole lot of press coverage, or it’s not recognized as a very important feature on the iPhone. However, I find it to be extremely useful.
Set a Schedule
I get emails all day long, all throughout the day. I find it very useful to enable it on a schedule from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM. During those times, my phone won’t be going off like crazy unless it’s something critical from a particular list, which I have configured here as well, so I don’t miss anything that is critical. I also have it set where if someone calls, as can be seen here with repeated calls within three minutes, it will allow that call to come through and wake me up in the middle of the night if I’m asleep.
Do Not Disturb While Driving
I also have it set, so that if I’m driving, it is configured for Bluetooth. It recognizes the Bluetooth on my vehicle, and will auto-reply to people who text me while I’m driving. It’s acknowledging their message, but at the same time letting them know that I’m tied up at the moment driving, and I will get back to them as soon as I can.
I’ve really gotten a lot of positive feedback from people who I interact with. “Hey, you know I appreciate the quick response,” or the ability to get ahold of me in the evening and break through that “Do Not Disturb” function because of the rules that I have in place.
It’s a really neat function. I highly recommend getting in there and tinkering around a little bit with it. See what you can make use of in there, and apply it to your everyday life. That’s all I’ve got for you this week. I look forward to talking to you again next week.