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Do alarms go off on dnd?
If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered whether your iPhone alarm will still go off if you have ‘Do Not Disturb’ enabled. After all, it would be pretty annoying to wake up late for something because your phone didn’t ring the alarm!
Well, I did some experimenting, and the results may surprise you.
But in short; Yes, your iPhone alarm clock will still go off even if the “Do Not Disturb” feature is enabled. This feature is designed to silence all incoming calls, texts, and notifications, but it will not affect any alarms that you have set.
When you have Do Not Disturb turned on, all of your phone calls will be silenced. Your alarm will still go off, however. To make sure that your alarm goes off, you can do the following:
- Make sure that Do Not Disturb is turned off
- Make sure that your ringer volume is turned up all the way
- Make sure that your alarm sound is not set to None
Do Not Disturb
Assuming you have an iPhone with iOS 12 or later, your alarm will still go off even if “Do Not Disturb” is enabled. This is because alarms take precedence over “Do Not Disturb” settings.
To turn “Do Not Disturb” on or off from Control Center, touch and hold the Do Not Disturb button, then tap to turn Do Not Disturb on or off. You can also schedule Do Not Disturb and set exceptions, like allowing calls from certain people.
This is definitely worth customizing as you don’t want to end up missing an important call from a family member or close friend, who won’t annoy your otherwise.
Repeated Calls and DnD
It depends on your settings. If you have Do Not Disturb turned on, and you Allow Repeated Calls, then the second call will come through. If you don’t have “Allow Repeated Calls” turned on, then the second call will go straight to voicemail.
Receiving text messages on DnD
If you have Do Not Disturb turned on, your iPhone will not make any sound when you receive a text, even if your phone is on and the screen is unlocked.
Ringing volume and Do Not Disturb
Your iPhone alarm will go off even if Do Not Disturb is turned on, but it may not be as loud as usual. If you have Do Not Disturb turned on and you set an alarm in the Clock app, you’ll still get up on time. But if your ringer volume is set to silent or vibrate, you might not hear your alarm.
So you definitely want to make sure your ringing volume is set to how you want it to be when setting up an important alarm.
So, will my iPhone alarm still go off if ‘Do Not Disturb’ is on?
The answer is yes, your iPhone alarm will still go off even if Do Not Disturb is enabled. However, Do Not Disturb mode will silence all other incoming alerts and notifications, so you can sleep without being disturbed.