IOS 15’s Do Not Disturb mode is no longer the only option to avoid being distracted by the iPhone. Although the new proposal, known as Concentration mode, integrates advanced options to avoid distractions depending on certain scenarios, it left behind a feature highly valued by many users.
The Focus mode in iOS 15 is ideal for setting exactly which notifications and calls can be received, for example, at home, work, at the gym, at night, etc. Although, yes, contact filtering only works for iMessages and not for third-party applications such as WhatsApp and Telegram.
It also stands out because it can be activated automatically at certain times of the day or geographical locations. This is a function that, in addition to the preset modes, is completely customizable and allows you to add additional modes.
Do not disturb mode previously allowed you to choose to silence incoming calls and notifications at all times or only when iPhone was locked. In case of choosing the second option, the user did not miss any notification if he was using the phone, something that the Concentration mode of iOS 15 no longer allows. This is the source of the annoyance of many people.
Some users’ disgust with iOS 15’s Do Not Disturb mode
Many people use Do Not Disturb practically all day. Of course, only when the iPhone is locked. The fact that this option is no longer available in iOS 15 has caused some users to express their discomfort on Reddit and other social platforms.
“I’m really surprised they did this. It seems there is no longer an option in iOS 15 to show notifications when you are in Do not disturb but unlocked. I don’t want notifications when my phone is locked, but while I am actively using it, I still need them to appear “said one user.
“My phone basically lived in Do Not Disturb mode, until now, but I will have to stop using it for the time being, which is really annoying,” he added, while other users gave similar examples and asked Apple to introduce a similar feature in a future update to iOS 15. Will Apple listen to user requests? We will know in future updates to the operating system.