PC Doctor March 21, 2022

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Dear PC Doctor:

I have an iPhone 11 pro and no landline. I have friends and relatives in different time zones, and some people text all night long. I set my phone to Do Not Disturb, but that silences everything. I don’t want to be awakened by group texts, but I do want my parents or my husband’s parents to be able to reach us if there’s an emergency. What can we do?

Thanks, iPhone pro user

Dear Pro:

If you don't want to be disturbed at a certain time, you can set a schedule and change other Do Not Disturb features to help you concentrate. Here's how with iOS 15:

Go to Settings > Focus. Tap Do Not Disturb. Select settings for Allowed Notifications, then People. Select the people you want to hear from even when Do Not Disturb is turned on.

Calls and notifications from these people will come through even when Do Not Disturb is enabled and other calls are silenced. Now you can sleep easy, knowing your most important people can reach you if they need to.

I hope this helps!
Until next time,
Happy computing!
PC Doctor

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