How to Set a Do Not Disturb Message on iPhone

Do Mot Disturb is a helpful iPhone setting when you do not want to be interrupted, such as at meetings, formal events, driving, or at night.

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Do Mot Disturb is a helpful iPhone setting when you do not want to be interrupted, such as at meetings, formal events, driving, or at night.

This option stops notifications, alerts, and calls from making any noise, vibration, or lighting up the iPhone when the screen is locked.

In this post, we are exploring how to send an “Auto-Reply” message when you receive a text message and who can receive that message once you have Do Not Disturb enabled.

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First, open Settings by tapping the gear icon. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Setup for Do Not Disturb

Now, locate and tap the Do Not Disturb option. See below image:

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Accessing Do Not Disturb option

Next, enable the Do Not Disturb option. See following image;

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Enabling Do Not Disturb toggle

Setup for “Auto-Reply” Message

Now, scroll down until you see the “Auto-Reply” options. Tap Auto-Reply .Refer to below image:

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Accessing “auto-reply” option

On the next screen, tap the text input area, and type any message you would like. Or, you can chose one of the canned messages. The message will be automatically texted to people you select that send you a message while your Do Not Disturb is enabled.

When you are done entering your message, or choosing one, tap the blue link Back button. See below image:

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Choosing an “auto-reply” message

Setup Your Audience

Now, tap Auto-Reply To in the Do Not Disturb options.

You will see a list of options, including No One, which turns off “Auto-Reply”. Tap an option to select it. See following image:

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Selecting your audience for the Do Not Disturb message

In my example, I am choosing the “I am driving…” canned message sent to my Contacts Favorities list.

When yo are done, tap the blue link Back button, then exit Settings.

That its. You have now set a Do Not DisturbAuto-Reply” message.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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