I am often on call for work, if my phone rings it's very important that I can answer it. I set the ringer on loud when I go to bed to wake me if called.

However the contract only covers certain times so I don't want to be distracted by every notification/message coming in when I am not on duty.

Is it possible to configure Night Mode to come on automatically at (for example) midnight?

I've looked into some of the Alarm/Timer functions which offer a few options "When Alarm Ends" but I've not seen what I'm looking for.


Do Not Disturb has Manual or Timer modes, though it is fixed times, not 'until alarm goes off'

Details at Use Do Not Disturb on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

With Do Not Disturb, you can silence calls, alerts, and notifications that you get while your device is locked. You can also schedule a time or choose who you'll allow calls from.

Turn Do Not Disturb on or off

When Do Not Disturb is on, a crescent moon , or half-moon, icon will appear in the status bar. There are two ways to turn Do Not Disturb on or off:

  • Tap Settings > Do Not Disturb. Choose Manual to turn on Do Not Disturb now or set a schedule.
  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center. Tap the crescent moon.

Set a schedule

If you don't want to be disturbed at a certain time, you can set a schedule. Tap Settings > Do Not Disturb and turn on Scheduled. Then set a time. Schedule Do Not Disturb time

Change your settings

You can also choose when you want to be disturbed:

  • Allow Calls From: Allow calls from everyone, no one, your favorites, or specific contact groups stored on your device or your iCloud account.
  • Repeated Calls: If someone calls you twice within three minutes, the call won't be silenced.
  • Silence: Choose to silence calls and notifications always or only when the device is locked.
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