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Adjusting Do Not Disturb Settings

Your iPad is trying to get your attention. It beeps and rings with notifications, FaceTime calls, messages, and event alarms. In fact, it might be hard to have it nearby when you’re trying to sleep, attending a meeting, or enjoying some time “offline.”

Do Not Disturb is a mode where your iPad quiets down. Most audible alerts are silenced. You can set your iPad to enter this mode manually with the Do Not Disturb settings, or set a predefined block of time each day.

  1. Launch the Settings app and tap Do Not Disturb.

  2. You can turn on Do Not Disturb mode manually with this switch. (You can also turn Do Not Disturb on and off from the Control Center.)

  3. Tap Scheduled for Do Not Disturb mode to automatically start and end at specific times. For instance, you can set it to start at 10:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 a.m. so you aren’t disturbed while you sleep.

  4. Tap here to use time and date controls to set the start and end times.

  5. You can choose to have Do Not Disturb only affect sounds when your iPad is locked, instead of at all times, including when you are actively using your iPad.

  6. Tap Allow Calls From to allow FaceTime calls and messages from specific people by selecting a group in your contacts list.

  7. Turn on Repeated Calls so that someone can reach you in an emergency by calling twice within three minutes.

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