To turn off Do Not Disturb Mode on your iPhone, swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen to open the Control Center, then tap the button labeled "Do Not Disturb." Tap "Do Not Disturb" from the listed options to deactivate Do Not Disturb mode.
Your iPhone’s Do Not Disturb mode blocks your calls, alerts, and notifications. If you’d like to start receiving those items, turn Do Not Disturb mode off on your phone. We’ll show you two different ways to do just that.

Later, you can re-enable the mode using the same methods.

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Disable iPhone’s Do Not Disturb Mode From Control Center

Using Control Center is the quickest way to turn off Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone.

To open Control Center on an iPhone X or later, swipe down from the top-right corner of your phone’s screen. On other iPhone models, swipe up from the bottom of your phone’s screen.

When Control Center opens, tap the “Focus” option.

Tap the "Do Not Disturb" button to display the available Focus modes, including Do Not Disturb.

Then tap “Do Not Disturb” in the listed Focus modes.

Tap "Do Not Disturb" to disable (or enable) Do Not Disturb mode.

DND is now turned off on your phone. To re-enable it, tap the same icon in Control Center.

And that’s all.

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Customize iPhone’s Do Not Disturb Mode From Settings

You used to be able to deactivate Do Not Disturb within the Settings App, however that option has been removed starting with the introduction of Focus in iOS 15. You can extensively customize how Do Not Disturb Mode functions, however,

On your iPhone, launch the Settings app. Then tap the “Focus” option.

Open the Settings app and tap "Focus."

Turn off the “Do Not Disturb” option.

Tap "Do Not Disturb" to open the Do Not Disturb settings.

You can create exemptions for specific people or apps to bypass Do Not Disturb mode and change how your lock screen appears to minimize distracting notifications.

Customize your Do Not Disturb settings.

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Bonus Tip: Turn Off Scheduled Do Not Disturb Mode on iPhone

If you’ve enabled a scheduled Do Not Disturb mode, your iPhone will automatically enable the mode at the specified times. If you don’t want that to happen, turn off the scheduled DND option.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap “Do Not Disturb.”

Scroll down to the “Set a Schedule” section on the “Do Not Disturb” page. Do Not Disturb can be triggered by a time schedule, your physical location, or when you’re using a particular app.  Tap the scheduled time, then toggle off the “Scheduled” option.

Tap the toggle next to "Schedule" to disable scheduled Do Not Disturb times.

From now on, your iPhone won’t automatically turn on DND mode. You’re all set.

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