How to Turn Off a Scheduled ‘Do Not Disturb’ on iPhone 14

Turning off a scheduled “Do Not Disturb” on an iPhone 14 is a handy skill to have, especially if you need to be available at all times. You might have set it up for a meeting or while you were sleeping, but now you need to disable it. The process is straightforward and takes just a few taps on your screen.

Step by Step Tutorial: Turning Off Scheduled “Do Not Disturb” on iPhone 14

Before diving into the steps, it’s worth noting that “Do Not Disturb” is a feature on your iPhone that silences calls, alerts, and notifications. It’s perfect for when you don’t want to be disturbed, like during a meeting or while sleeping. However, if your schedule changes or you no longer need it, turning it off is simple.

Step 1: Open Settings

Open the Settings app on your iPhone 14.

The Settings app is where you control most of your phone’s features. It has a gear icon and can usually be found on your home screen.

Step 2: Tap on “Focus”

Scroll down and tap on the “Focus” option.

“Focus” is the new name for the “Do Not Disturb” feature in iOS. It was introduced in iOS 15 and offers more customization for your do not disturb settings.

Step 3: Select “Do Not Disturb”

Tap on “Do Not Disturb” from the list of Focus modes.

In this menu, you’ll see other focus modes that you can customize, such as Personal, Work, or Sleep.

Step 4: Tap on “Scheduled”

Find the “Scheduled” option and tap on it.

This is where you can set specific times for “Do Not Disturb” to be active.

Step 5: Turn Off the Scheduled Toggle

Switch off the toggle next to “Scheduled.”

By turning off this toggle, you are disabling the schedule feature. Your phone will no longer automatically go into “Do Not Disturb” mode during the times you had previously set.

Once you complete these steps, your iPhone 14 will no longer go into “Do Not Disturb” mode automatically. If you ever need to re-enable the schedule, you can follow these steps again and switch the toggle back on.

Tips for Managing “Do Not Disturb” on iPhone 14

  • If you want to quickly turn “Do Not Disturb” on or off without a schedule, you can do so from the Control Center.
  • Remember that when “Do Not Disturb” is on, calls and notifications will still come through if you have allowed certain contacts to bypass this feature.
  • Use the “Focus” customization to create different “Do Not Disturb” settings for various activities, such as working out or studying.
  • Consider setting up an automation in the Shortcuts app to enable “Do Not Disturb” when you arrive at a certain location, like your office.
  • If you’re worried about missing important calls, you can set “Do Not Disturb” to allow calls from certain people or repeated calls from the same number within a three-minute time frame.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I set up “Do Not Disturb” for just one day?

Yes, you can set up “Do Not Disturb” for a single day by choosing that day and setting the times you want it to be active. Just remember to turn it off if you don’t need it the next day.

What happens if someone calls me while “Do Not Disturb” is on?

If someone calls you while “Do Not Disturb” is on and you have not allowed them to bypass, they will be sent straight to voicemail.

Will I still receive notifications when “Do Not Disturb” is on?

Notifications will still arrive, but they will not light up the screen or make a sound. You can see them once you unlock your phone.

Can I schedule “Do Not Disturb” to turn on automatically at a certain time?

Yes, that’s the purpose of the “Scheduled” feature. You can set it to turn on and off at specific times each day.

Will alarms work if “Do Not Disturb” is on?

Yes, any alarms you set in the Clock app will still go off even if “Do Not Disturb” is active.


  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on “Focus.”
  3. Select “Do Not Disturb.”
  4. Tap on “Scheduled.”
  5. Turn off the “Scheduled” toggle.


In conclusion, managing the “Do Not Disturb” feature on your iPhone 14 is a breeze once you know where to find the settings. Whether you’re looking to turn it off for a while or adjust your schedule, the process is incredibly user-friendly. With the ability to customize your focus settings, you can ensure that your phone fits your lifestyle and not the other way around.

Don’t let your device dictate your availability; take control and make the “Do Not Disturb” feature work for you. And remember, if you ever need to be reachable regardless of the time, turning off a scheduled “Do Not Disturb” is just a few taps away.

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