Introduction: How to Silence All Sounds on IPhone Except Calls

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iPhone users may always come up with a problem: when they want to do some work at home, they will occasionally get notifications from Facebook, Weather, Messages, etc. The notifications might be useful sometimes, but most of them are “I will check it later” notifications. At this moment, many iPhone users will turn to Silent mode by tapping the little button to red at the upper left side of their iPhone. However, they may miss really important incoming calls if the Silent mode is enabled. So how to silence all sounds on iPhone except calls?

Step 1: Locate Do Not Disturb

Tap Settings and scroll down to locate Do Not Disturb (the moon icon).

Step 2: Allow Calls From Everyone

Scroll down to Allow Calls From option. Choose Everyone if you believe your boss will call you and his number isn’t available in your Contacts. You also have other options like Favorites, All Contacts and so on.

Step 3: Always Silence

Go back to the main interface of Do Not Disturb and scroll down to find the option. Check Always if you want to silence iPhone even when you are using it; or check Only while iPhone is locked if you’re not going to use iPhone while working.

Step 4: Manual

Manually turn on Do Not Disturb when you are ready. Tap Manual to On and you will enable Do Not Disturb immediately, and the moon icon appears in the status bar at the upper right corner of your iPhone.

Step 5: Scheduled

This option is helpful for the people who want to silence iPhone for a certain period. When users tap Scheduled on, they can choose a time range for the silence.