Nothing is worse than your iPad making all types of unwelcome noises during business meetings, in class or when you are trying to sleep. Fortunately, the iPad has a “Do Not Disturb” feature that you can customize according to your preferences including the ability to set it to turn on and off at specific times so you don’t have to reset it every day.  When the “Do Not Disturb” feature is on, you will not receive any alerts or FaceTime calls.

To access the “Do Not Disturb” feature on your iPad, go to Settings and choose “Do Not Disturb”. At this point, you can just turn the feature on and then turn it off when you are ready. You can also manually turn this feature off and on from Control Center by selecting the moon icon so you don’t have to go through the settings app. If you want to schedule times that your iPad will automatically turn the “Do Not Disturb” feature on and off, and then choose the “Scheduled” option, slide that on and select the start and end times that you want the feature to turn on and off. You can also choose if your iPad should be silent all the time, or only when locked.

You can also use the “Do Not Disturb” feature on your iPad to customize FaceTime calls. The options you can choose from include allowing FaceTime calls from everyone, no one or your favorites. You can also designate groups such as family members or coworkers and choose whether or not to allow FaceTime calls from them. To set these choices, tap on Allow Calls From tab and choose which group you would like to get FaceTime calls from.

If you want an emergency system when you have the “Do Not Disturb” feature on your iPad turned on, you can set a repeat call bypass option. What that means is if someone tries to contact you through FaceTime within three minutes of trying the first time, Apple will put the call through so it is not silenced. This feature is great for working parents to feel assured that if someone needs them, they can just call twice and get through the second time.