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Take Control of Focus and Do Not Disturb Modes

29th May 2022

1:25

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iPhone 13 Pro
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iOS 15

Jacob Woolcock

29th May 2022

Jacob Woolcock

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1:25

| Focus
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iPhone 13 Pro
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iOS 15

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Do Not Disturb and Focus modes are both great features, but if you’re anything like me you’ll often end up leaving them on for far longer than you intended. In this short #QuickTips video I’ll show you how to take control of both Do Not Disturb and other Focus Modes to automatically switch them off at the right time.

Transcript

The Do Not Disturb and Focus mode options on your iPhone and iPad are really clever – in fact, you can customise how they activate and for how long they remain active, just like this.

If I swipe down to bring up Control Center and then tap onto the Focus button, we’re presented with that familiar list of different Focus modes. We know that we can tap on them to toggle them on or off. However, to the right-hand side, there’s a button with three dots on it that will give you more options.

If I tap on here for the top option of Do Not Disturb, I then have the option to enable this feature for an hour, for the rest of the day, until the evening, or until I leave my current location. This is great if, perhaps, I’m in a meeting and I want to mute my phone for an hour, or if I’ve gone to the cinema and I want to make sure my phone doesn’t buzz during the movie. I can simply enable it to be on until I leave this current location.

But there’s more…

If I jump into the Calendar and create a very important event for a top-secret meeting, then if I go back into Control Center and find Do Not Disturb again, on that options button, I can now enable Do Not Disturb, and it will automatically switch off when the Calendar event finishes.

And this works for other Focus modes as well.

All I have to do is press those three dots next to the name of my Focus mode, and those options come up automatically for me.

This is a really clever way of controlling your Focus modes in a really easy way.

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About Focus
Focus Mode on iOS is a feature that helps users minimise distractions by allowing them to customise notifications and app access based on their current activity or location. It includes various preset modes, such as Work, Sleep, and Personal, and allows for personalised settings to enhance productivity and well-being.
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This QuickTip video was recorded on an iPhone 13 Pro
running iOS 15.

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