If you have been wondering why you are seeing a crescent moon icon at the top of your iPhone screen, then you might have discovered that it is due to a feature called Do Not Disturb that is currently active on your device. This setting is meant to give you a reprieve from phone calls, text messages, and other types of notifications that you may be receiving on your iPhone.
You can set up the Do Not Disturb feature on your device so that it occurs on a schedule, or you can activate it manually. The Do Not Disturb option on the iPhone can be enabled in a couple of different ways so, if you find that you have enabled it inadvertently, or if you would simply like to know where to find it, then our guide below will explain a bit more about how to turn off Do Not Disturb on an iPhone 7.
How to Deactivate Do Not Disturb on an iPhone 7
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. These steps are going to show you how to turn off Do Not Disturb from the Settings menu. At the end of this section we will also show you how to use a separate menu, called the Control center, to toggle Do Not Disturb on or off as well.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the Do Not Disturb option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Manual to turn it off and, if you do not want to use the Do Not Disturb feature at all, tap the button to the right of Scheduled to turn that off as well. Both buttons should be in the left position, and there should not be any green shading around them. I have turned off Do Not Disturb in the image below.
You can also turn off Do Not Disturb by swiping up from the bottom of your Home screen, then tapping the moon icon at the top of that menu.
Finally, it is possible to put an individual text message conversation into Do Not Disturb mode. When this happens you will mute your normal text message conversations for that mesage. You can turn off Do Not Disturb for a text message conversation by tapping the i button at the top-right of the conversation.
Then tap the button to the right of Do Not Disturb.
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