Fix: Unable to Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode on iPhone

Do Not Disturb mode is really a good thing for other users who do not like to be bothered with all the notifications especially when they are busy with other work. But many iPhone users are encountering an issue with their iPhones recently where they are unable to turn off Do Not Disturb mode.

After analyzing and researching in depth on this matter, we have compiled a bunch of troubleshooting ideas in the article below which will help the user in fixing this issue easily.

Fix 1 – Turn Off the Do No Disturb Mode Manually

Step 1: Launch the Control Centre screen on your iPhone by swiping down the screen from the top right side.

Step 2: After you see the Control Centre screen, look for the Focus option and do a single tap on it.


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Step 3: Tap on Do Not Disturb to disable it as shown in the below screenshot.


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Fix 2 – Delete Any Schedule Created in Do Not Disturb Mode

Step 1: Head toward the Settings app on the iPhone first of all.

Step 2: After you open the Settings app, go to the Focus option.


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Step 3: Now select the Do Not Disturb option at the top as shown below.


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Step 4: Scroll down to the Set A Schedule section and select the schedule which was created earlier for the Do Not Disturb mode.


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Step 5: Later, tap on the Delete Schedule option.


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Step 6: To continue, you have to click on Delete Schedule on the pop-up screen as shown below.


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This will delete any schedule created for Do Not Disturb and will avoid enabling Do Not Disturb automatically as per the schedule.

Fix 3 – Reset All Settings

In spite of trying the above methods, if the issue is not resolved, there must have been some settings that might be tempered on the iPhone which might be the reason for this issue. This could be easily resolved by resetting the iPhone settings by performing Reset All Settings on your iPhone.

Additional Tips

  1. Restart the iPhone – Many times, if there are any conflicting bugs within the iPhone, it can create such problems. So restart your iPhone once to eliminate all these bugs from your iPhone and resolve this issue.
  2. Update the iPhone – This kind of issue arises if the user has not installed the recent update released by Apple. This update might contain bug fixes, enhancement features, etc. and your iPhone might be missing all of them since it is not installed. So we suggest as a general practice to keep your iPhone software updated.