Last Updated on April 26, 2022 by Kennedy
Do not disturb mode is one important and essential feature in a mobile phone, it mutes all sound from calls to media, etc though it can be customized to suite the user.
One of the questions being asked by the user if indeed what happens to texts when do not disturb is on. One can even further ask if text messages will be received by the recipient or maybe the text messages won’t go through.
This is what we will be looking at on this very topic we have here, to answer the question of what truly happens to texts when do not disturb is on iphone and android phone.
So let’s continue but first let me explain what do not disturb means, it purpose and the benefits.
What is do not disturb
Do not disturb is a feature added to a mobile phone, which mutes all calls, alerts and notifications on your mobile phone.
The DND mode is now featured on all mobile phones ranging from android to iphone though it was first seen on iphone before featuring on the Samsung android phone.
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Do not disturb is very much different from the silent mode in a mobile phone because you can customize the do not disturb by setting the time it should begin, and the time it should end.
You can exclude some phone functions from the do not disturb mode and it won’t be affected from the DND mode. This is something that you will never see if you put your phone on the silent mode.
When you put your phone on a silent mode, it doesn’t affect the media sound but do not disturb mode mute all sound from your phone including the media sound.
Most phone users now prefer to use do not disturb mode on their mobile phone instead of using the silent mode because you can customize the do not disturb the way you want.
Now let’s move to the topic we have here, what happens to texts when do not disturb is on.
What happens to texts when do not disturb is on?
In do not disturb mode, texts will be received on the phone but it will not alert the user or ring out text messages tone as the message tone will be silenced.
Do you think that texts will not delivered if the recipient phone is on do not disturb mode?
Absolutely no. Texts sent to a recipient whose phone is on do not disturb mode will be delivered and received on the recipient phone but will not alert the receiver or the recipient by ringing the message tone, everything will be on silent unless the recipient excluded messages from the do not disturb mode.
So please don’t bother yourself if at all you will receive text messages if you activate do not disturb on your mobile phone cause definitely, you will receive the message but it will not alert you because the message tone is on silent or muted. This is both applied to android and iphones.
What happens to texts when do not disturb is on android and iPhone
The texts will be delivered to the recipient phone though the message tone will be silenced and the recipient might not be aware of the message or texts.
Just like I said, when a mobile phone is on do not disturb mode, every sound on the mobile phone will be muted including the media sound.
So in this case, text messages received will not produce any sound alerting the recipient of the text, unless the user or the recipient add text messages to allow exceptions on the do not not disturb.
But note that texts sent to a recipient whose phone is on do not disturb mode will receive the texts messages but there won’t be any any message tone to alert the recipient of the incoming message.
This answers the question we have here, what happens to texts when do not disturb is on.
If a recipient is in dire need to receive a text message from a particular contact in it’s phone, then the user should add the contact to the allow exceptions feature on DND mode.
You can do this simply by opening the settings app, select and open the notification, and look closely you will see do not disturb.
Tap on do not disturb and look below you will see allow exceptions. This allow exceptions helps to exclude some phone features from the do not disturb mode.
For example you want messages to ring out when you receive them, all you need to do is to add the message to allow exceptions in the DND mode.
So kindly tap on allow exceptions. All options will be shown to you including messages from. To add messages to exceptions on do not disturb mode, tap on messages from and select all if you want to, or select favorites contacts, or probably select contacts only.
So if you activate your phone on do not disturb mode, text message tone will ring out and alert you of the incoming text message.
So right now you have seen the answer of what happens to texts when do not disturb is on, and there’s nothing to worry cause definitely you will receive the message but by default it will be silenced unless you excluded message from DND mode.
How to allow message notifications on DND iPhone
On iPhone, to allow message notifications to ring aloud all you need to do is to add the message app on allowed notifications option and you are good to go.
In order to do so, open the settings app and scroll down to Focus or do not disturb, or you can pull down the control panel and open do not disturb.
Once you have opened do not disturb setting, you will see ALLOWED NOTIFICATIONS option which is categorized into two;
Kindly tap on Apps just like on the picture below.
As you have tapped on apps, on the next screen tap on the add option, scroll down to messages and tap on the message app and finally tap done. Press back and you can still add more apps to allow notifications.
Then if you have a particular contact that you would want to receive it’s calls and text messages while on do not disturb mode on your iPhone, on the ALLOWED NOTIFICATION tap on people and select the contact.
Does phone ring on Do Not Disturb?
By default phone does not ring on do not disturb mode except for if the receiver added the call feature to exceptions on do not disturb.
Once the user activated the do not disturb mode on it’s phone, every sound on the phone will be muted including calls. So in this case, the ringing tone will be muted and the recipient might not be aware of the incoming calls, but you know that this is the reason for activating do not disturb on a mobile phone.
So by default, calls will go through but will not ring on do not disturb mode unless the receiver excluded calls from the DND mode and it will ring aloud.
Why did my iPhone ring on Do Not Disturb?
You iphone rang on do not disturb because you added calls to exceptions or probably you activated repeat callers on do not disturb mode on your mobile phone.
Now let me explain this further to you.
If you add a particular phone function like the calls to allow exceptions on do not disturb, when you activated DND mode on your mobile phone, calls will ring aloud and won’t be silenced because you excluded it from do not disturb mode.
For Repeat callers on do not disturb mode, this feature allow calls when they’re received from the same phone number more than once within 15 minutes. So if you have this feature turned on, calls from a particular user who has called more than once and in fifteen minutes will ring out loud.
In order not to prevent such from occurring, don’t activate or turn on repeat callers on your do not disturb settings else if someone calls for more than once within 15 minutes, the call will ring out loud on your phone irrespective of the fact that you turned on do not disturb on your mobile phone.
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Do not disturb is a very good feature in a mobile phone, have been of a great help to me especially during my working hours which we are not supposed to make calls. With this I come to the conclusion of this topic of what happens to texts when do not disturb is on, you can add more to this using the comment box.