Posted September 19, 2012 by Christen Costa in Apple
The biggest and newest feature to arrive with iOS 6 is turn-by-turn directions. While we haven’t had enough time to dig into all its options, we can say it’s a relief to have a native app that will get us from point A to point B, and not make us the center of ridicule in the presence of our Android toting friends.
Placing a distant second is Apple’s Do Not Disturb option. Turn it on and your phone won’t vibrate, ring, or provide alerts. Just be careful because you could miss an important call, especially if you forget to disable the option. Fortunately, Apple had the foresight to include a few options to make sure you didn’t miss the birth of your child.
It would seem that the Do Not Disturb feature only applies when the iPhone is locked. If not, you should receive alerts. That said, if you do receive calls or alerts while your phone is in Do Not Disturb mode, you’ll see a Moon icon next to the alert in the status bar.
But that isn’t the only Do Not Disturb functionality that Apple built-in to iOS 6. In past iOS iterations, you could either reject or silence the call. Now in iOS 6 you can respond with a text or set a reminder to call that person back. Here’s how:
That’s it! Sending a short text message back to a caller could leave some folks feeling a bit rejected, and turning on Do Not Disturb is something that we suggest exercising with caution.