Do Not Disturb has been available on iOS for a while. Once enabled, Do Not Disturb will silence all sounds, alerts and notifications for a specific contact on your iPhone. However, enabling Do Not Disturb means that you may miss some important calls or alerts from your friends or families. That’s where Emergency Bypass comes to the rescue.
Basically, Emergency Bypass allows individual contacts to get through Do Not Disturb mode, meaning that you still get notifications or alerts from a specified contact you have enabled Do Not Disturb for.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to enable Emergency Bypass for iPhone contacts, so you can still get alerts or notifications from those contacts.
Before we get started, make sure that you are now running iOS 10 or later. If not, update your iPhone first.
Steps to enable Emergency Bypass for iPhone contacts
Step one: First off, you are supposed to open the Contacts app from your home screen and head to the contact you want to enable Emergency Bypass for, so you can still get notifications or alerts from them
Step two: Next up, tap on the Edit button located at the top right corner of the app. After that, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap Ringtone
Step three: You will notice that the toggle next to Emergency Bypass is now turned off. All you need to do is to tap on the toggle to turn it on
Step four: Once you are done, you will still get notifications or alerts from that contact on your iPhone. You can repeat the above process with other contacts
From now on, if that specific contact wants to reach you, your iPhone will ring or vibrate even when Do Not Disturb is enabled. If you change your mind, you can repeat the above process and turn off the switch.
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