How to use “Do not disturb while driving in iOS 11”

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Sabine Posted on Oct 13, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Some changes are coming to iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad. Some of them may be very useful for you. For example, the new "Do not disturb while driving". An iPhone will not bother you with messages and pop-ups when the feature is enabled, it will stay silent instead. This new feature works similarly to the previous non-disturbing function, except that there is another optional option for drivers on board.

iOS 11 Driving - Enable "Do not disturb while driving

Before we mentioned that the function "Do not disturb while driving" in iOS 11 can be switched on or off according to your needs. How do you enable this feature and further customize? Follow the step below:

  1. Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad.
  2. Step 2. Select "Do Not Disturb".
  3. Step 3. Scroll down to "Do Not Disturb While Driving."
  4. Step 4. Tap on "Activate" to choose how you want Do Not Disturb While Driving to be turned on. If you don't want to use Do Not Disturb While Driving, set it to manual.


iOS 11 Driving -  Disable "Do not disturb while driving"

Just click on the banner on the lock screen of your smartphone and choose "I'm not driving" in the menu.

iOS 11 Driving - Add "Do not disturb while driving" in the control center

Follow the steps below and you'll learn how to turn on or off "Don't disturb while driving".

  • Step 1. Open the settings app.
  • Step 2. Tap the Control Center option, and then open Customize Controls.
  • Step 3. Add Do Not Disturb While Driving, which has an image of a car.
  1. This adds the Do Not Disturb While Driving toggle to your Control Center. Therefore, you can activate the control center and find that "Do not disturb while driving" under iOS 11 is already there. You no longer need to open the settings app and select some options to enable or disable the "Do not disturb while driving" feature. To turn it on or off, you just need to swipe to open the Control Center and tap it. You could find more about iOS 11 new features here.

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