How to Use Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing in iOS 11

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In iOS 11, Ap­ple has in­tro­duced a Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing Fea­ture that's de­signed to mute in­com­ing calls, texts, and no­ti­fi­ca­tions while you're driv­ing to cut down on ac­ci­dent-caus­ing dis­trac­tions.

Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing is not a fea­ture that's en­abled au­to­mat­i­cally, but you will see a popup prompt­ing you to turn it on when Ap­ple de­tects the mo­tion of a car af­ter in­stalling iOS 11 for the first time. De­spite the no­ti­fi­ca­tion, you'll still need to choose how you want to use the fea­ture if you miss the ini­tial setup process.

Do Not Dis­turb can be set to turn on man­u­ally, au­to­mat­i­cally when the iPhone de­tects a car's ac­cel­er­a­tion, or when an iPhone con­nects to a car's Blue­tooth.

En­abling Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing

Open the Set­tings app. Tap Do Not Dis­turb. Scroll down to "Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing."

Tap on "Ac­ti­vate" to choose how you want Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing to be turned on. If you don't want to use Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing, set it to man­ual.

When­ever Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing is ac­ti­vated, you'll see a bar at the top of the screen let­ting you know in­com­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tions are be­ing muted.

Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing Con­trol Cen­ter Tog­gle

If you don't want to have Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing turn on au­to­mat­i­cally but still want to use it, there's a Con­trol Cen­ter set­ting for ac­ti­vat­ing it. Open the Set­tings app. Choose Con­trol Cen­ter. Select Cus­tom­ize Con­trols. Add Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing, which has an im­age of a car.

This adds the Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing tog­gle to your Con­trol Cen­ter. To turn it on or off, you just need to swipe to open the Con­trol Cen­ter and tap it.

If You're a Pas­sen­ger

When the au­to­matic set­ting is en­abled, Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing will turn on when­ever your iPhone de­tects the ac­cel­er­a­tion of a ve­hi­cle. This can be in­con­ve­nient if you're a pas­sen­ger, so you'll need to turn it off through the Con­trol Cen­ter or by tap­ping the per­sis­tent Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing popup at the top of the dis­play to let Ap­ple know you're a pas­sen­ger.

Choosing Your Auto Re­ply Op­tions

When you're driv­ing, all of your in­com­ing text mes­sages are muted. You can choose an au­to­matic text mes­sage that lets peo­ple know you're in the car and will text later, and you can cus­tom­ize who sees the mes­sage.

Open the Set­tings app. Choose Do Not Dis­turb. Scroll down to "Auto-Re­ply To" and tap it.

You can choose for au­to­matic texts to be sent to Re­cents, Fa­vorites, All Con­tacts, or No one, if you would rather not have your phone send au­to­matic replies.

Cus­tomiz­ing Your Auto Re­ply

Open the Set­tings app. Choose Do Not Dis­turb. Scroll down to "Auto-Re­ply" and tap it.

Ap­ple sets a de­fault mes­sage in this sec­tion, but you can change it to say what­ever you want. This is the mes­sage peo­ple will re­ceive when tex­ting you when Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing is en­abled.

If there's an ur­gent is­sue and some­one needs to get in con­tact with you im­me­di­ately, they can break through Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing by tex­ting you "ur­gent." This will over­ride your Do Not Dis­turb set­tings and will no­tify you of the text im­me­di­ately. An ideal setup is to set auto replies to your fa­vorites, which likely trans­lates to close friends and fam­ily. This will let them text you in an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion, but will pre­vent other less ur­gent mes­sages from be­ing a dis­trac­tion.

Phone Calls

If your iPhone is con­nected to your car's Blue­tooth sys­tem, iOS 11 is smart enough to know you have a hands-free call­ing method avail­able. In this sit­u­a­tion, calls will con­tinue to come through even when Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing is en­abled. Texts and no­ti­fi­ca­tions from apps will con­tinue to be muted, though. If you're not con­nected to Blue­tooth and have no hands-free ac­ces­sory, calls will be blocked like text mes­sages and no­ti­fi­ca­tions.

Parental Re­stric­tions

For par­ents of teenagers, there's an op­tion to en­able a re­stric­tion that will pre­vent Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing set­tings from be­ing changed or tog­gled off, guar­an­tee­ing chil­dren are us­ing the fea­ture when­ever they're in the car. Here's how to turn it on: Open the Set­tings app. Choose Gen­eral. Scroll down to Re­stric­tions and tap it. En­ter the Re­stric­tion pass­code on the de­vice, if you've set one. Scroll down to the "Al­low Changes" sec­tion and choose Do Not Dis­turb While Driv­ing. Select "Don't Al­low Changes."

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