Often some services that are designed to help people cause more harm than actually providing support. One such functionality is the Do Not Disturb mode while driving. I activated it accidentally, and what followed was a barrage of missed notifications every time I was in a car. Fortunately, it’s easy to turn off Do not Disturb while driving on Android and iPhone.
How to Turn off Do Not Disturb While Driving on iPhone
1. Open Settings on your iPhone and tap on “Do not Disturb.”
2. Scroll down and tap on Activate. Select Manually. Doing so will turn off the feature where DND mode is automatically enabled when driving or when connected to your car’s Bluetooth. Now you will need to manually turn on DND when needed. Also, turn off the toggle next to “Activate with CarPlay.”
3. If you are in the passenger seat or want to stop DND for a while, tap on the notification on the Lock screen and select “I’m not driving.”
4. You can also disable it from the Control Center. Open Control Center and tap on the car icon to enable or disable it. If you don’t see a car icon in the Control Center, go to “Settings -> Control Center.” Add “Do not Disturb while driving” to the Included controls list, then use the Control Center to enable/disable Do not disturb while driving. Read on to learn even more about how to use Do Not Disturb mode on an iPhone.
How to Turn Off Do Not Disturb While Driving on Android
There are four ways to get rid of Do Not Disturb mode on Android while driving.
1. Driving Mode Settings
1. Open Settings on your Android phone and tap on “Connected devices.”
2. Tap on “Connection preferences” followed by “Driving mode.”
3. Tap on “Turn on automatically” and make sure neither toggle next to “When driving is detected” and “When connected to Bluetooth” is turned on. If that doesn’t help, go back to the previous screen and tap on Behavior instead of “Turn on automatically.” Choose Open “Android auto” instead of “Turn on Do Not disturb.”
2. From Do Not Disturb Settings
Alternatively, you can disable Do not disturb while driving permanently from DND settings as well. However, this method will only work when you are in a moving car.
1. Open Settings and go to Sound.
2. Tap on “Do Not Disturb” followed by Schedules.
3. Here you will see the Driving Mode schedule. Tap on the Settings toggle next to it. Turn off the “When driving is detected” and “When connected to Bluetooth” toggles on the next screen.
3. Using Carrier App
If your Android phone is carrier locked, you should look for a preinstalled app from your carrier. Open that and check its settings to find the Do Not Disturb mode while driving feature. Turn it off.
4. From Quick Settings
To turn off Do Not Disturb mode temporarily on an Android phone while driving, open Quick Settings and tap on the Do Not Disturb icon.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What happens when DND is enabled while driving on iPhone or Android?
When Do Not Disturb mode while driving is enabled on iPhone or Android, it silences notifications from messages, calls, and other apps, except the ones in the allowed list. Additionally, on an iPhone, an automated message is sent to people who message you while you are driving.
2. Why does my iPhone keep saying Do Not Disturb while driving?
This is because the DND feature while driving has been enabled on your phone. Turn it off as shown above.
3. Who can get through the Do Not Disturb block?
Only those people who are added in the allowed or exceptions list in the DND settings can get through the Do not Disturb mode while driving block. Basically, all the DND settings will apply to the driving mode as well. Open the DND settings on your phone and customize to your needs.
4. Will my phone ring on Do Not Disturb?
Not unless the person is calling repeatedly and the Repeated calls setting is enabled on an iPhone. The phone will also ring if the person is added to the exception or allowed list.
The idea of auto-disabling phones when driving is one that’s up for debate. If you don’t like it, simply turn it off as shown above. If you don’t like the driving mode feature on Android, check out the best Android Auto alternatives.