How To Use iOS 6 “Do Not Disturb” and “Reject a Call with a Message” Features (how to)

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iOS 6 Do Not Disturb Reject

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11 Comments to How To Use iOS 6 “Do Not Disturb” and “Reject a Call with a Message” Features (how to)

  1. I have an iphone 4 and I’ve had location services switched on, and neither of the last two options of remind me later show up and none of the custom options show either. I’ve spent a great part of today on the phone with senior technical support at Apple who weren’t able to offer a solution and from what I’ve seen across a few other forums is the same issue. No doubt they’ll fix it in their next update. until then I will save my battery and switch location services off.

  2. I was thinking my “Do not disturb” feature didn’t work until you mentioned “Lock the screen.” THANKS for your article!

  3. w/ Do Not Disturb, I still have to remember to silence my phone?
    Any way to leave volume slider on and ringer up for alarms, but no notifications or noise including texts/iMessage?

      • gadgetreview

        Exactly. The Do Not Disturb function does this for you. So for example, you’ll want to turn it on while you’re sleeping. However, the alarm will continue to function and you’ll continue to receive those calls, your phone just won’t make an audible noise.

    • gadgetreview

      Tommy, adding groups seems to still only be possible on your computer, which means you’ll have to sync to your phone. Does that answer your question?

  4. Hi, it works as described however even if I send a message or set a reminder the call is still ringing (after a few second of silence it rings again if the person does not hang up). Is that a bug or it simply works this way?

    • gadgetreview

      Good question. I’ll play with it more, but my guess is that it doesn’t reject the call and should simply silence it as if you hit the volume rocker switch down.

      • The strangest thing is that if you choose “Remind me later” it sets reminder, phone locks and caller ID disappears – after a few seconds it appears again as if he/she called again…it looks like a bug

        • gadgetreview

          I think this is a function of iOS 5, which reminded you of a missed call if you didn’t hit the “cancel” button. Nevertheless, it does sound a bit buggy since it defeats the “remind me later” function.

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