Do Not Disturb While Driving Mode is a safety feature on iPhone, designed to prevent you from being distracted by Calls, Message Alerts and Notifications, while you are driving.
This mode is activated automatically by Apple based on a number of signals, including the accelerometer, GPS location, and the rate at which your phone finds and drops Wi-Fi networks.
Do Not Disturb While Driving
If you’re an iPhone user who wants to avoid distractions while driving, there are a few options available to you. One of these is Do Not Disturb While Driving, which temporarily silences all incoming calls, texts, and notifications on your device so you can focus on the road.
The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature can be turned on automatically or manually, and you can also choose to have it activate whenever your device detects motion or connects to a car Bluetooth system. Once you set it up, Do Not Disturb While Driving will mute all incoming calls, texts, and notifications until you’re done with your drive.
This mode is great for ensuring that your phone doesn’t distract you while driving, and it can also help reduce your risk of an accident. Unfortunately, a recent study found that drivers who use their phones in the car are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash than those who don’t.
Do Not Disturb While Driving can be set up on an iPhone to turn on automatically when your device detects motion or connects to your car’s Bluetooth system. It can also be enabled on your iPhone manually so that it will be on automatically, even if you’re not in a vehicle.
To enable Do Not Disturb While Driving on your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap Do Not Disturb While Driving. From here, you can change your Do Not Disturb While Driving settings and add people to the allowed list for the mode.
Do Not Disturb While Connected to Car Bluetooth
Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving feature is designed to reduce incoming calls, texts, and notifications while you’re driving so that you can focus on your trip. But it’s not perfect – there are times when a text message or notification needs to come through, especially if you’re in an emergency situation.
The good news is that there’s a way to prevent incoming text and notifications from activating car mode while you’re connected to your car Bluetooth. Thankfully, it’s fairly easy to do.
First, you need to turn on Do Not Disturb While Driving (DNDWD) on your iPhone or Android device. This can be done in Settings, or via a custom app.
Alternatively, you can also access the feature by opening up Control Center on your phone. If you’re using an iPhone X or later, you can swipe down from the top of the screen to open Control Center and tap “Car” in the Controls menu.
In the next step, you’ll need to select a mode that best suits your needs. You can choose Automatically, When Connected to Car Bluetooth, or Manually.
You should set the default to Automatically, as this will activate Do Not Disturb While Driving automatically when you’re moving in your car. However, you can also choose When Connected to Car Bluetooth if you want the feature to activate when you’re in your car with your iPhone connected to its hands-free system.
Do Not Disturb While Activated
When you turn on Do Not Disturb (DND) on your iPhone, it silences all incoming notifications and calls. This is useful for times when you need to focus on your work or other important activities.
You can also schedule DND to activate at certain times or locations. This can be especially helpful if you have a busy schedule or want to limit distractions during meetings and other events.
To turn on DND, you can either open the Control Center and tap the crescent moon icon or go to Settings and select Do Not Disturb.
One thing to remember about DND is that it will only activate if your phone’s screen is locked. You can lock the iPhone’s screen by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button or by dragging the slider in the lower right corner of the screen.
Once you’ve set up DND, you can also create exceptions for specific contacts or groups of contacts. These exceptions allow you to still receive calls or messages from specific people even if DND is active.
If you have an iPhone X or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen to bring up the Control Center. On an iPhone 8 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to access the same option.