iOS 6 Has An Amazing New ‘Do Not Disturb’ Feature [WWDC12]

iOS 6 Has An Amazing New ‘Do Not Disturb’ Feature [WWDC12]

Apple is also launching a new setting for iOS 6, called Do Not Disturb. And it does what it says on the tin.

Here’s how it works. Essentially, Do Not Disturb allows you to tell your iPhone not to bother you with interruptions. Notifications will still pop up, but they won’t light up the screen or make sounds.

Even better, you have fine-grained access to the kind of calls you can receive when the setting is one.

It’s also safe. For example, repeated calls go through: if someone calls multiple times in a short period of time because it’s an emergency, the call gets put through.

Sounds great, although it sounds to me like this is just going to encourage obnoxious repeat calling from people who think you turned DND on.

(This story is developing.Check back for updates.)

  • ScubaXsniper

    Also looks like Bluetooth got a front row spot in Settings. 

  • ApplePr0n

    Pretty nice, but I have to admit, I’m not sure how much i’ll use it. I’m definitely interested in the enhancements of Siri though

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