Do you want to stop getting message alerts even when you are in Do Not Disturb mode?
When you activate Focus Mode or Do Not Disturb mode, you will not receive any notifications that have been sent until you disable it.
This can give you the concentration you need to work on other things or have some undisturbed rest. However, when a contact tries to send you an iMessage, they have the choice to “Notify Anyway.”
This option alerts you of the message even though you are in Do Not Disturb Mode. You can however disable this feature in a few simple steps.
How To Disable Notify Anyway For All Contacts
You can easily turn off Notify anyway by using the iPhone Settings.
You can disable Notify anyway for all contacts. You can also choose to disable it for some specific contacts.
Step 1: Open Settings
Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on it to open.
Step 2: Navigate to Focus status
In Settings, tap on “Focus” and then tap on Focus Status. This directs you to a menu where you can toggle Share Focus Status on or off.
By default, Share Focus Status is turned on. Tap on the toggle button to disable it. Your Focus status will no longer be shared.
Contacts who send you messages will no longer see the “Notify Anyway” option or know that you have notifications silenced.
How To Disable Notify anyway For Specific Contacts
You also have the option of disabling Notify anyway for specific contacts. Follow the guide below.
Step 1: Go to any Focus Mode
On your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap on Focus. Tap on any Focus mode, Work, Personal, or Do Not Disturb.
Then tap on “People” on the Focus Mode
Step 2: Tap on Silence Notification From
Select “Silence Notifications From” and then tap the “+“. Select the preferred contacts from the contact list that you want to silence notifications from and tap “Done”.
Receiving constant message alerts can be a bit of a bore especially if you are in a meeting or trying to have some rest.
Even after activating Do Not Disturb Mode, contacts still have the option to notify you any way of their messages.
You can disable this feature in your iPhone settings. You can disable it for all your contacts or only some specific contacts.