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A feature of macOS and iOS that suppresses notifications for a set period of time.

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Monterey - How to trigger DND when mirroring screen

Unitl Monterey you could enable DND when mirroring your screen to an external monitor, via notifications -> DND -> Tick "Turn on when mirroring to TVs and projectors" In Monterey, ...
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Show notifications on lockscreen

My iPhone has always been in do not disturb mode. Before the most recent iOS update, to 15(.2.1), it used to be the case that notifications would show on my lockscreen. Now they never do. How can I ...
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Program Automator to set FOCUS (do not disturb/sleeping/work) during scheduled meetings within iCal

I'm looking to somehow have my MacBook go into do not disturb or the new updated "focus" mode upon certain Scheduled events. I've put tag's in the notes of the events that I want to trigger ...
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Do not disturb on Apple Watch does not mirror Mac

When I turn on do not disturb on my MacBook, my iPhone turns on do not disturb, but my Apple Watch does not. Is there anyway to get my Apple Watch to mirror my Mac? Note that I have already enabled ‘...
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Set duration for Focus/DND on macOS

My MacBook Air has a Focus/Do Not Disturb/DND/crescent moon physical key that I press to activate that mode. It used to activate until night time or until the next morning but now it just activates ...
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How can my iPhone ring only from favorites, but silence from others?

Most Android phones have such a feature. iPhone's "Do Not Disturb" works, but just mentioned here and here, it rejects all others instead of keeping silent.
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How do I stop all iPad notifications? Do Not Disturb stopped working with Focus

I have an iPad I use occasionally for specific tasks, and I want it to never have any notifications. I have my iPhone for that. I used to set my iPad to Do Not Disturb and this easily solved my ...
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How can one easily toggle iOS so that ALL sounds (including alarms) are silenced for a set time period or until the toggle is reversed?

With the introduction of iOS 15 and focus mode, I have once again wished that I could find a simple way (on a standard, non-jailbroken iPhone) to temporarily silence all sounds, including alarms, for ...
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Hide dock notification badges with Do Not Disturb enabled in macOS

I remember in previous versions of macOS whenever DND mode was enabled the app icon badges in the dock would be disabled. This makes sense as I do not want to be disturbed by my "unread" ...
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iOS does not alert to texts if macOS is in DND

I have had a chronic issue with inconsistent alerts flowing through my Apple ecosystem, and I think I might have just figured out why. I have a 2018 MBP, and original iPhone SE, and an Apple Watch ...
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Vibrate during the day, ringer on at night automatically

I want my phone to be on vibrate all day, but allow all phone calls to go through at night. This is the opposite of the way it seems DND is intended to work. I can't do a reverse version of DND (DND ...
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Notifications banners on Do Not Disturb in iOS 15

How can I see notifications banners and sounds while I using Do Not Disturb on iOS 15. In iOS 14 and lower the notifications silence is only while the phone is locked. Dose it possible to set it on ...
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Allowing all calls on Do Not Disturb

I have an iPhone for work and I want to set Do Not Disturb to block all notifications except calls. I do not prioritize reading emails and messages outside of normal working hours, but if the phone ...
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Script that efficiently listens for changes in Do Not Disturb status

Is it possible to create a script (e.g. applescript) that would listen for changes in DND status and do some actions on each change? Most examples describe how to change DND status but not how to ...
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How to get rid of the “Do Not Disturb” Menu Bar icon?

My macOS menu bar contains a dim crescent moon shaped icon. When selected, this menu drops down. How do I get rid of this visual affordance?
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Some applications in Big Sur do not respect Do not Disturb

When I enable DND I have some applications that do not respect it, for example, Viber, MS Teams, MS Outlook, WhatsApp, Transmission, and I'm sure others as well. Messenger, Telegram, Mail and other ...
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Allow calendar notifications in Do Not Disturb mode

Is there a way to configure Do Not Disturb on a per-app basis? Specifically, I would like to continue receiving calendar notifications even when Do Not Disturb is active. The options in system ...
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How can I quickly adjust “Do Not Disturb” - “Allow Calls From” in iOS?

I like to adjust which contacts can call me when “Do Not Disturb” is active, but going deep into the settings each time is tedious. Is there a faster way to adjust this setting?
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why my mac opens with do not disturb mode although I didn't schedule?

I don't choose any option on about Do Not Disturb. I added ss to you can see my settings. But sometimes Do Not Disturb mode opens automatically. (MacOS 11.2 Big Sur, Macbook Air 2017)
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App to stop ex calling outside of court ordered hour

I have an abusive ex and we have a contact order for the children which allows him to call between 6.30-7.30 each day. However he continues to call all hours of the day and night. Is there an app to ...
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Big Sur: switch on Do Not Disturb whenever I have a calendar event

I've not found anything when searching, but can't imagine other's haven't had the same request. I use OSX's (Big Sur) in-built calendar app and have a Google calendar in there which has all my ...
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Date and Time only partially visible in Big Sur

As you can see in the image above, the date and time are dimmer than normal. How do I fix this?
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How to force Siri to be disabled while the Do Not Disturb mode is on?

As the title clearly describes, I want Siri to be disabled automatically while the Do Not Disturb mode is on. How can I do this? p.s. I'm on Big Sur.
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mute switch + do not disturb shortcut?

looked everywhere, but I couldn't find a way to make a shortcut for my silent switch to automatically put on do not disturb when on. Any ideas or tricks ? I'm new to the app, but just want a quick ...
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Is there any way to use sleep mode on WatchOS 7 without do not disturb activating on my iPhone?

I want to use my Apple Watch for sleep tracking, and want to use sleep mode so the watch display is completely off while I sleep. However, I need my iPhone to NOT turn on Do Not Disturb (I need to be ...
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Why is my Mac in "Presentation Mode" after a clean reboot?

I see the following in Notification Center after a clean reboot. Any idea if there's a way to tell why the Mac thinks it's in Presentation Mode?
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Set emergency bypass on macOS?

iOS has a great Emergency Bypass feature for allowing certain contacts to ring through to you even when in Do Not Disturb mode. But on macOS, DND prevents any alerts on incoming text messages, even ...
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macOS, can Do Not Disturb be enabled for just an hour, etc.?

By default, DND disables itself the following day. But it would be much more useful to be able to just set it for say an hour. As far as I can tell on macOS this is not possible. Is there a way to ...
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'Do not disturb' doesn't (fully) work

'Do Not Disturb' is set on an iPad Pro running ipadOS 13.3. It says "Calls and notifications will be silenced until Do Not Disturb is turned off" on the lock screen. When someone calls me on Telegram,...
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Disable the do not disturb banner on iOS 13 notification centre

I like do not disturb, however, I updated my iPhone to iOS 13 and now there is a banner every time I turn on do not disturb. I know I turned on do not disturb, I don't want the banner. How do I make ...
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Notifications from Reminders Wake Screen in Catalina

I have an issue in Catalina that I'm not sure how to solve. Whenever a notification from Reminders comes through on my Mac, it wakes the computer from sleep, which in turn wakes up the external ...
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Can I make Do Not Disturb on my Mac active 24/7 and still check notifications manually?

Last month I asked Can I toggle Do Not Disturb on/off on my Mac as easily as I can on my iPhone? The answer I got was perfect and I've been easily toggling Do Not Disturb every day since, and this ...
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Can I toggle Do Not Disturb on/off on my Mac as easily as I can on my iPhone?

On my iPhone I can use the Control Center to toggle Do Not Disturb on and off whenever I want. On my Mac I checked in System Preferences > Notifications and I can set it on a schedule, but there’s no ...
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Turn on do not disturb for single app

Is there a way to turn on do not disturb for a single app rather than all apps? Specifically, I would like to mute notifications from Outlook for Mac for about an hour. Is it possible to do this in ...
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Is there anyway to set up more than one do not disturb schedule on iPhone?

I would like to have it so my phone has do not disturb on at night, and then have it turn on later in the day as well. As far as I know, you can only set up one schedule in settings. Is there an app/...
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How do you add an exclusion for emails on the default email app or Outlook that are important when Do Not Disturb is enabled?

iOS 12 has a Do Not Disburb functionality that when turned on does not notify you of emails; but some emails are important, so is there an exclusion list for certain email addresses so that they do ...
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Shortcut to turn off “do not disturb“ after period of time

I have made this attached shortcut that turns on “do not disturb” and sets a timer for 25mins. What action can I insert into the shortcut that will turn off “do not disturb” after 25mins when the ...
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Way to temporarily disable badge notifications while using iPhone?

I thought the Do Not Disturb does this, but apparently it only disables calls and notifications when then the phone is locked. I like playing rhythm games on my phone and idk why everyone suddenly ...
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Apple Watch mute only notifications and not alarms

Is there a way to mimic the Do not Disturb mode found in the iPhone on my Apple Watch? I'd like to receive notifications but without any sound nor haptic feedback. I know I can use the Silence mode, ...
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iPhone silencing text messages on Do Not Disturb even if contact is on favorite and Emergency Bypass

iPhone 7, iOS 12.1 I have a contact on my VIP (favorite) list and in the Do Not Disturb configuration I've enabled the option not to silence calls from that group. The contact has also the ...
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Are notifications lost forever during scheduled DnD in iOS12?

In iOS12, notifications do not appear on are locked screen while scheduled do not disturb is in effect. This is a new feature, and I can understand the reason it has been introduced. Is there any way ...
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WhatsApp voice call overrides iPhone's "do not disturb"

I've noticed recently that even though my iPhone (running iOS 11.2.5) has "do not disturb" mode on at night, WhatsApp voice calls go through as usual. So far, the only solution I could come up with is ...
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Why DND automatically turns itself on and off in macOS High Sierra?

I am noticing for quite a few days that after upgrading to high sierra though DND doesn't has any custom timeline for auto on and off in system preferences it automatically turns itself on every-day ...
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"Do Not Disturb" on iOS iMessage does not work

When I mute a group conversation in Messages (by enabling “Do Not Disturb” in the Details screen of the thread), I still get a notification with every new message. This happens regardless of whether ...
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VIP Alert Notification

Is there a way to set up VIP Alert Notifications to allow the sound even when my iPhone is on silent? I want to be able to receive notification of VIP emails during the night, but do not want the ...
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iPhone's Do not disturb, exception for Slack notifications and except for some calls

I want to silence my iPhone during certain hours of the day manually … but with two exceptions: Some of my contacts are important and I want to receive calls from them (I know how to do it). I have a ...
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Show batch of notifications once in an hour

Lots of notifications distract from work but ignoring them is bad. Is there any possibility to receive all notifications like on every 0 minute of an hour. Something like: 6:30 - New calendar ...
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Can I make "Do Not Disturb" permanent?

I've come to accept that there's no way to turn off Notification Center, but I'd at least like it to not disturb me. You can schedule a Do Not Disturb time, but there doesn't seem to be any way to ...
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adding a exception rule to do not disturb?

I talk to a quite a few Americans, I my self am English, they message me during the night but, I do not want to switch off notifications for that Skype chat, otherwise as always, I will forget to ...
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How does Do Not Disturb work in iOS with message Favorites?

New in iOS 10 you can add a message favorite instead of just phone favorites. How does that work with Do Not Disturb's only allow notifications from favorites? If I add just a contact's phone but not ...
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