Do not disturb is a mode that allows you to pause all notifications. They all arrive, you are not in airplane mode, but you are not interrupted during their reception. In meetings, need for silence, need to focus, etc. there are multiple reasons for activating it. But what if, despite everything, you were waiting for an urgent call or message from someone? Do you know how to receive calls or messages in do not disturb mode active? Thanks to the Priority functionality in an emergency.
Configure Do not disturb
The mode Do not disturb activates in the settings, but even more easily via the Control center and is represented by a moon.
You can choose not to have the phone ring for any call or set up favorites or a (and only one) group of contacts that will override Do not disturb. For that, go Settings > Do not disturb > Allow calls from then make your choice. You will have to make your group in the app Contacts.
However, this does not work for messages. In addition, it is not very practical to make a group for one person or to modify a setting just for an occasion. In this case, there is Priority in case of emergency.
Priority in case of emergency
Functionality Priority in case of emergency allows you to receive notifications of messages or calls from a specific contact. A message is an SMS, MMS or iMessage. You can activate it for several contacts, from different groups, but you will have to do them one by one. You can authorize calls or messages or 2. Intress? The procedure is quick.
step 1: activate the Priority in case of emergency for calls
1.1. Open Contacts ;
1.2. Find and open the priority contact;
1.3. At the top left, press Edit ;
1.4. Go down, between email address and website, tap Alarm ;
1.5. Activate Priority in case of emergency ;
1.6. Confirm by pressing OK, top left, 2 times.
step 2: activate the Priority in case of emergency for messages
2.1. Open Contacts ;
2.2. Find and open the priority contact;
2.3. At the top left, tap Edit ;
2.4. Go down, between the e-mail address and the website, press His SMS ;
2.5. Activate Priority in case of emergency ;
2.6. Confirm by tapping on OK, top left, 2 times.
To remove these features, you can perform the same operations by deactivating (instead of activating) the Priority in case of emergency.
Never miss another important call while staying focused on your work.