Tips to prevent the iPhone from bothering you at night

Use do not disturb mode

The first way you have to configure your iPhone to be able to fall asleep better is by using the famous Do Not Disturb mode, with which you will avoid both distractions in the moments before going to sleep, and throughout the night until the time you are scheduled to wake up. Do not disturb mode consists of suspension of notifications that you receive on your device, that if, as we will tell you later, you can establish certain contacts from which you will receive some notifications, designed for times of urgency. To configure this mode, all you have to do is open the Settings app and click on “Do Not Disturb”.

Set your schedule

One of the most important aspects that you have to take into account when setting up Do Not Disturb mode is the schedule on which you want to apply it. Obviously, you can also choose activate it manually When you consider, however, having a schedule will help you get that “must” and establish a little sleep routine.

To schedule your schedule, all you have to do is activate the “Scheduled” option. Once you have done this, you can choose the time when your iPhone will automatically activate this mode. In the same way, you can also activate the option “Dim the locked screen” which will darken the locked screen.

Schedule Do Not Disturb

Allow certain contacts to call you

Another option that you have to take into account is the possibility of allow certain contacts to call you and that this call is notified to you on the iPhone. This together with the option “Repeated calls” It is very important because it ensures that if a contact calls you due to an emergency, the iPhone will notify you of the call as it does on a regular basis.

To allow calls from certain contacts, all you have to do is click on «Allow calls from» and choose the option you prefer. On the other hand, if you want a contact that you have not enabled to call you when using Do Not Disturb mode, to be able to contact you in case of emergency, you just have to activate the option «Repeated calls» With which if the same person calls you twice in less than three minutes, the second call will not be silenced.

Do Not Disturb Settings

Rest your eyes with Night Shift

One of the reasons why many users who spend too much time in front of the computer or smartphone screen later do not get to sleep properly is due to the light emitted by these screens. For this reason, it is very important to take into account two fundamental aspects. The first of these is something that many experts have recommended, and is to put aside the screens for a while before going to bed. However, it is something that most do not comply.

On the other hand, all Apple devices, especially the iPhone, offer the possibility of dim the screen colors, reducing blue light that emits and offering a much warmer appearance that allows the view to rest much more. This will directly affect the quality of your sleep hours and it is really easy to configure, you just have to follow the following steps.

  1. Open the app Settings from your iPhone.
  2. Click on «Display and brightness«.
  3. Click on «Night shift«.
  4. Activate it or schedule its activation.
  5. Choose the degree of warmth that the screen will have when it is activated.

Night shift

In addition, this mode can also activate it whenever you want and very easily from the control center from your iPhone. You just have to open the control center, press and hold on the brightness icon and activate the Night Shift option. This process is much more suitable if you do not want to have its activation programmed and you want to be the one who activates it when you see fit.

Activate Night Shift

Set native Sleep Mode

Surely you have thought at some point in this post, Isn’t there a way to activate everything at once? you are rightThat’s what the sleep mode is for, which includes a series of joint actions to put your iPhone in a state that favors both the conciliation of sleep and the adequate rest that your body needs.

The way to configure it is a bit hidden within the Health app, but it is really very easy to adjust it to the needs of each user. To do this, all you have to do is open the Health app on your iPhone and click on “Dream”. Once this is done, you will find both configurable options and different data and information that the iPhone will offer you about your dream.


The two most important points that you have to take into account and to which you have to pay special attention to configure them correctly are the sleep schedule and the options to personalize the use in this way that will help you to get that sleep routine that is so important. to be able to sleep well and rest at night in the best possible way.

Select your sleep schedule

We are going to establish your sleep schedule. To do this, go to the part where it says “Your schedule”. Here you can see what your next schedule is for today, in the same way that, below, you will have your different schedules that you have previously configured. To set up a new schedule or edit an already created one, you just have to click on “Full schedule and options”.

Sleep in Health

The next step you have to do is set your or your sleep schedules, as well as you can edit any schedule that you already have established on your iPhone. In addition, you have more options available such as setting your daily sleep goal, the option to activate or not the relax mode minutes before the sleep schedule is activated and other options that we will talk about later.

Sleep schedules

Customize your “sleep mode” to your liking

In addition to being able to choose the time you want this mode to be activated, there are also other parameters that you can adjust to your liking so that the experience is completely personalized. To do this, what you have to do is slide the Sleep screen to the bottom and click on “Options”. Here are the parameters that you can modify.

  • Activate automatically.
  • Show the time on the screen.
  • Track time in bed with your iPhone.
  • Sleep reminders.
  • Sleep results.

Sleep mode options

That’s how easy you can temporarily deactivate it

The situation may arise that one day in which you have the sleep mode programmed, you do not want it to activate, or you simply want that when it is activated, you have the possibility to deactivate it easily. For this we have direct access from the control center of the iPhone. You just have to access the control center and click on the icon with a bed to deactivate it, when it is activated, or even to activate it, when it is deactivated.

Disable Sleep

Set usage limits on apps

Finally, we also want to talk to you about another action that will surely help you go to sleep much earlier and prevent you from spending idle hours browsing social networks or performing empty actions of value. For a few versions of iOS, you have the possibility of establishing hours of use of certain applications, that is, make that at a certain time, the iPhone does not allow you to access the applications that you have selected, this is what is known as “Inactivity time”. To configure and use this interesting option, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the app Settings from your iPhone.
  2. Click on «Use time«.
  3. Click on Inactivity time.
  4. Active “Inactivity time”.
  5. Choose the days you want to activate the downtime.
  6. Choose the time interval in which you want it to activate.
  7. Press «Behind«.
  8. Click on «Always allowed«.
  9. Choose the apps you want to have available at all times.

Downtime Settings

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