Does do not disturb block calls? Expert analysis

Since the introduction of do not disturb mode on iphone, the feature is now very common as all Android phone brands featured it in their phones.

There’s no doubt that do not disturb mode is very essential and I found myself using it always especially when I’m at work. I can’t remember putting my phone in airplane mode unless I practically want my phone to be offline.

So the question being asked is;

Does do not disturb block calls?

Do not disturb doesn’t necessarily block calls but will only redirect it to the voicemail if the recipient has a voicemail. However, if the recipient doesn’t have a voicemail calls will go through but will not ring out loud.

The truth is Do not disturb mode on android is quite different from do not disturb mode on ios, and I will use the two platforms to explain this article on does do not disturb block calls.

Does do not disturb block calls?

Do not disturb will block or redirect calls to the voicemail if the recipient enabled voicemail on it’s mobile phone. However, in a scenario where there’s no voicemail calls will go through on do not disturb mode but wont ring out loud.

This applied to both Android phones and Iphones.

does do not disturb block calls

For this tutorial on will do not disturb block calls, I ran a test on both android phone and iPhone to see if indeed do not disturb mode will block calls even when there’s no voicemail in these two phones.

I will start with android phone.

But first you may like to read;

Does do not disturb block calls on android?

Do no disturb mode doesn’t block calls on android but will only redirect calls to voicemail if there’s a voicemail in the recipient android phone. If there’s no voicemail, calls will go through on do not disturb mode on android but it will be on silent.

Read more on How do not disturb mode works on android

By default, do not disturb mode silence the android phone including media. If the user has a voicemail enabled, all calls will be redirected straight to the voicemail unless the user exempted calls or a particular contact from it’s do not disturb mode.

But looking at the question once again, does do not disturb block calls? One will say simply because calls will not go through but instead will be redirected straight to the voicemail unless the recipient has no voicemail then calls will go through.

Does do not disturb block calls on iphone?

Do not disturb mode do automatically block calls on iphone or will redirect calls straight to the voicemail if there’s any in the recipient iphone.

When i enabled do not disturb mode on my iPhone, I called it using my other phone and immediately the call was redirected to voicemail. However, when I disabled my voicemail and called my iphone once again, I was surprised to see that the call didn’t go through but ended abruptly.

It only beep twice and the call was ended.

This is very different from android cause my samsung phone will allow calls to go through but it won’t ring out loud if there’s no voicemail. This is applied to all samsung phones and I can’t really say for other android phone brands.

But on my iPhone, call will never go through if there’s a do not disturb mode enabled.

Learn more on How do not disturb mode works on iphone

So if you are trying to know if at all does do not disturb block calls on iphone, the answer is a big yes. Do not disturb indeed block calls on iphone or will redirect the call to voicemail only if there’s a voicemail enabled in the recipient iphone.

I do hope to make things clear with the above explanation, how do not disturb mode works on android is quite different from ios in the sense that do not disturb mode will not necessarily block calls on android, while do not disturb mode will block calls on iphone.

Do not disturb not blocking calls

This is usually the case on android phones especially when there is no voicemail enabled on the phone, calls will go through on do not disturb mode but it won’t ring out loud. Again when a contact is exempted from do not disturb mode, calls from the contact will go through. 

I gave two instances of do not disturb mode using my samsung phone and iPhone.

When i enable voicemail on both phones, calls will automatically be redirected straight to the voicemail and will never go through. However, this case is completely different when i disabled voicemail on the two phones.

If i enable do not disturb mode on my samsung phone without having an active voicemail, incoming calls will go through but it won’t ring out loud. That is to say that all notifications including calls will go through but they will be on silent.

You won’t hear your phone ring or vibrate because of the do not disturb mode. However, you can only see missed calls which indicates that someone called your line.

Even if you have your phone in front of you, you will see the incoming call but it will be on silent. That is do not disturb mode on samsung phone if there is no active voicemail enabled on the phone.

On iphone, as long as do not disturb mode is enabled calls will never go through. Either they are redirected to the voicemail or the calls will end abruptly.

In the case of allow exceptions: When you allow exceptions for a particular contact or number of contacts on your mobile phone and be it android or iphone, calls from these contacts will go through and it will ring out loud.

Related Questions

Do calls go through on Do Not Disturb?

On android, calls will go through on do not disturb mode especially if there is no active voicemail enabled in the Android phone. For iPhone, calls will not go through as long as do not disturb mode is enabled in any given iphone.

Now if allow exceptions is enabled in a mobile phone while do not disturb is active, calls from contacts added to allow exceptions will go through and it will ring out loud.

What do callers hear when Do Not Disturb is on?

The caller won’t hear anything as most cases calls will be redirected straight to the voicemail unless the recipient has no voicemail on it’s mobile phone then the call will go through for android, or end abruptly for iPhone.

Does Do Not Disturb silence or block calls?

In most cases do not disturb mode will block calls as it will redirect calls straight to the voicemail unless the recipient has no voicemail the call will go through but wont ring out loud.

On samsung, do not disturb mode will be redirected to voicemail if there’s an active voicemail in the recipient samsung phone.

However, if there is no voicemail calls will go through but it will be on silent or won’t ring out loud.

Then on iphone, do not disturb mode will block calls whether there is an active voicemail or not and this is what is being discussed, does do not disturb block calls.

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