How to enable Do Not Disturb for Individual Contacts on iPhone

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For some reason, there are times when you don’t want to get notifications from a specific contact. In this case, you might want to enable Do Not Disturb for individual contacts so that you won’t be disturbed. Keep reading to learn how to do it in iOS 10. Once you have done this, the conversation threads that you don’t want interrupting you will be silenced.

Also Read: Tip for setting up and using Do Not Disturb mode on iPhone/iPad

Steps to enable Do Not Disturb for Individual Contacts

Step 1: Launch the Messages app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Head to the conversation you want to enable Do Not Disturb for.

Step 3: Tap on the “i” icon in the top right corner.

Step 4: Flip the switch for Do Not Disturb to the ON position.

From now on, you won’t receive notifications from that person.

In case that is an important contact, and you still want to receive notifications while you have the Do Not Disturb feature enabled, you can use the built-in Emergency Bypass feature. This feature allows you to choose which notifications (calls or texts) get through to you from a single contact, even with Do Not Disturb mode on. It will also allow sounds and vibrations from this person. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open Contacts on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the contact you want on Emergency Bypass.

Step 3: Tap Edit > Text Tone.

Step 4: Flip the switch for Emergency Bypass to the ON position, and then tap on Done.

Step 5: Tap on Done again.

If you want to enable Emergency Bypass for phone calls on your iPhone, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Contacts on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the contact you want on Emergency Bypass.

Step 3: Tap Edit > Ring Tone.

Step 4: Flip the switch for Emergency Bypass to the ON position, and then tap on Done.

Step 5: Tap on Done again.

If you change your mind, simply repeat the above steps to disable Emergency Bypass for any contact.

That’s all about how to enable Do Not Disturb for Individual Contacts on iPhone. Got any questions? Sound off in the comments section below.

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