How to force your loved one’s iPhone to ring in an emergency

The “Do Not Disturb” feature on an iPhone is an excellent way to block any calls, texts or other notifications from making your phone light up or ring.

CLICK TO GET KURT’S CYBERGUY NEWSLETTER WITH QUICK TIPS, TECH REVIEWS, SECURITY ALERTS AND EASY HOW-TO’S TO MAKE YOU SMARTER

You can turn it on manually or schedule it to turn on automatically at certain times of the day. I often use it when I go to bed. Of course, the notifications and alerts will be stored on your phone, and you can check them anytime. This is how to easily turn “Do Not Disturb” on or off on your iPhone:

Open your iPhone’s Control Center by swiping down from the upper right-hand cornerTap FocusTap Do Not Disturb.

You can turn it on manually or schedule it to turn on automatically at certain times of the day. I often use it when I go to bed.
(Kurt Knutsson)

You can also set your phone to be on “Do Not Disturb” during certain hours of the day:

Tap on SettingsTap on FocusTap on Do Not DisturbScroll down to Set A Schedule

You can also set your phone to be on “Do Not Disturb” during certain hours of the day.
(Kurt Knutsson)

Tap Add ScheduleTap TimeSet your desired hoursTap Done in the Upper right-hand corner.

Should you have an event marked in your calendar, you may get a prompt asking if you want “Do Not Disturb” turned on during those scheduled hours.
(Kurt Knutsson)

In addition, should you have an event marked in your calendar, you may get a prompt asking if you want “Do Not Disturb” turned on during those scheduled hours.

HOW TO UNLOCK AN APPLE DEVICE WHEN ITS OWNER DIES

Having “Do Not Disturb” on can result in missing a very important, or even emergency, call or message from friends and family. However, there is an easy way to let certain family and friends contact you even with the “Do Not Disturb” on by changing the settings on your iPhone.

Having “Do Not Disturb” on can result in missing a very important, or even emergency, call or message from friends and family. 
(Kurt Knutsson)

How to allow select contacts to send you messages if your iPhone is on “Do Not Disturb”

Open SettingsTap FocusTap Do Not DisturbTap People

How to allow select contacts to send you messages if your iPhone is on “Do Not Disturb.”
(Kurt Knutsson)

Make sure Allow Notifications From is checked offTap Add PeopleSelect the contacts you wish to addThen tap Done in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Make sure “<strong>Allow Notifications From” </strong>is checked off before checking “<strong>Add People.”</strong>
(Kurt Knutsson)

How to allow select contacts to call you when your iPhone is on “Do Not Disturb”

Open SettingsTap FocusTap Do Not DisturbTap People

How to allow select contacts to call you when your iPhone is on <strong>”Do Not Disturb.”</strong>
(Kurt Knutsson)

Tap Allow Calls FromYou will be given four choices, Everybody, Allowed People Only, Favorites, Contacts OnlyCheck off Allowed People Only, who are the people you allowed to send you text messages.

Allowing only select contacts, namely your nearest and dearest, will let them be able to contact you when you have your phone on “Do Not Disturb.”
(Kurt Knutsson)

Allowing only select contacts, namely your nearest and dearest, to be able to contact you when you have your phone on “Do Not Disturb” will give you the peace of mind to know that should a friend or family member find themselves in an emergency situation, they will be able to contact you immediately.

HOW TO CLEAR CACHE ON YOUR IPHONE TO SPEED UP YOUR DEVICE

Let us know if you are using this feature and how it has helped you and your family.

For more of my iPhone tips, head over to CyberGuy.com and search “iPhone” by clicking the magnifying glass icon at the top of my website. And be sure to subscribe to my free CyberGuy Report Newsletter by clicking the “Free newsletter” link at the top of my website.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE By News4buffalo.com NEWS APP

Copyright 2023 CyberGuy.com. All rights reserved. CyberGuy.com articles and content may contain affiliate links that earn a commission when purchases are made.

Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson is an award-winning tech journalist who has a deep love of technology, gear and gadgets that make life better with his contributions for Fox News & By News4buffalo.com Business beginning mornings on ” By News4buffalo.com & Friends.” Got a tech question? Get Kurt’s CyberGuy Newsletter, share your voice, a story idea or comment at CyberGuy.com.

Leave a Comment