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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air

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Suppress calls and notifications (Do Not Disturb)

If you don't want to be disturbed by calls or notifications, you can set your tablet to silent mode for a specified period of time. You can also choose that your tablet should ring when you receive calls from certain contacts even though your tablet is in silent mode.

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Find "Do Not Disturb"

Press Settings.

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Find "Do Not Disturb"

Press Do Not Disturb.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

To immediately set your tablet to silent mode:

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Press the indicator next to "Manual" until the function is turned on.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

To set your tablet to silent mode for specified periods:

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Press the indicator next to "Scheduled" until the function is turned on.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

If you select Scheduled:

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Press the field below "Scheduled".

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Press From or To.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Drag hours and minutes upwards or downwards to specify the period of time in which you don't want to be disturbed.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb

Press Do Not Disturb.

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Select contacts

Press Allow Calls From.

You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on.
You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favourites.
You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.
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Select contacts

Press Everyone, No One, Favourites or the required group.

You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on.
You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favourites.
You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.
Step 14 of 17

Select contacts

Press Do Not Disturb.

You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on.
You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favourites.
You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.
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Turn Repeated Calls on or off

Press the indicator next to "Repeated Calls" to turn the function on or off.

You can set your tablet to ring if the same person calls you twice within three minutes even though the function is turned on.
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Select silent mode setting

Press Always or Only while iPad is locked.

You can set your tablet to silent mode permanently or only when the screen lock is turned on. If the screen lock is turned off, you'll hear all calls and notifications.
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Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

1. Find "Do Not Disturb"

Press Settings.
Press Do Not Disturb.

2. Turn on Do Not Disturb

To immediately set your tablet to silent mode:
Press the indicator next to "Manual" until the function is turned on.
To set your tablet to silent mode for specified periods:
Press the indicator next to "Scheduled" until the function is turned on.
If you select Scheduled:
Press the field below "Scheduled".
Press From or To.
Drag hours and minutes upwards or downwards to specify the period of time in which you don't want to be disturbed.
Press Do Not Disturb.

3. Select contacts

Press Allow Calls From.
You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on.
You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favourites.
You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.
Press Everyone, No One, Favourites or the required group.
You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on.
You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favourites.
You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.
Press Do Not Disturb.
You can select which contacts can call you or sent you messages even though Do Not Disturb is turned on.
You need to add the contact to your favourites before you can select Favourites.
You can create groups in iCloud on your computer.

4. Turn Repeated Calls on or off

Press the indicator next to "Repeated Calls" to turn the function on or off.
You can set your tablet to ring if the same person calls you twice within three minutes even though the function is turned on.

5. Select silent mode setting

Press Always or Only while iPad is locked.
You can set your tablet to silent mode permanently or only when the screen lock is turned on. If the screen lock is turned off, you'll hear all calls and notifications.

6. Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

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