Auxo Designer Reinvents iOS’s Do Not Disturb Feature [Concept]

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Sentry, a designer famous for the awesome Auxo tweak that overhauls the multitasking tray on jailbroken iOS devices, has today published a new concept that reinvents the Do Not Disturb feature that Apple introduced to iOS 6. He doesn’t change the feature itself, he just changes the way it’s activated to make it super quick and simple.

Sentry believes Do Not Disturb should be part of Notification Center, and that a simple pull-to-refresh gesture within Notification Center is all that should be needed to activate and deactivate it. He acknowledges that this can be scheduled to happen automatically, but notes that when we want to enable Do Not Disturb on the fly we shouldn’t have to open up the Settings app to do it:

Sure, one can schedule DND to enable itself at a specific time of day, but that is hardly ideal for everyone, or in every scenario. So as usual, we find ourself going in and out of the Settings app simply to enable an iOS function.

Sentry’s concept would certainly make it easy to quickly toggle Do Not Disturb before and after meetings, interviews, and trips to the theater. Check it out in the short demonstration video below.

Sentry’s last concept, Auxo, received so much praise when he showed it off that he teamed up with a developer and turned it into a working tweak for jailbroken iOS devices. Here’s to hoping the same thing happens to his latest concept.

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  • QJeremiah

    Couldn’t Apple just hire this guy?
    He seems smart enough to actually contribute.

  • buffta

    Quicker and easier way to “do not disturb”……..flick the mute switch :-p

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