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How to Turn On/Off Focus Mode on iPhone with iOS 16

This guide has some tips and tricks to turn ON or OFF Focus mode on iPhone with iOS 16.

Focus mode is a feature that you can customize on your iPhone to help you manage your notification. In public places, you might need to mute all notifications, and calls using the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode (DND), or when sleeping you may need calls to ring but need notifications on mute. In such cases, you can turn on the ‘Sleep’ mode. iOS 15 and above versions have these features in one tab. Hence, to learn how to turn on/off focus mode on your iPhone with iOS 16, this guide will help you out.

iPhone: Turn On/Off Focus Mode with iOS 16 (2023)

Turn On/Off Focus mode on iPhone

To turn on/off focus mode on your iPhone with iOS 16, follow the steps given below:

  • Open the Control Center on your iPhone by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Once you open the Control Center, look for the ‘Focus’ tab, which has a half-crescent moon icon.
  • Tap and open the ‘Focus’ tab.
  • Tap the switch to turn on/off any of the given focus options.
  • Alternatively, you can enable or disable focus mode by going through Settings > Focus > tap on any focus option from the list and toggle them on.

On the focus tab, you will find Do not disturb modeSleep mode, Work, or Personal mode by default. You can choose any of those modes to turn on your device. Also, you can create a custom focus like gaming mode or driving mode on your iPhone. After turning on a focus feature, the respective icons will be shown at the notification bar, for example, if you turned on ‘Do Not Disturb‘ mode, a half-crescent moon icon will be shown on the notification screen.

How to Schedule Focus Mode

To schedule any focus and turn them on/off automatically, follow these steps:

  • Go to the ‘Settings’ app and tap on the ‘Focus’ tab.
  • Scroll down and tap on the three-dots icon next to the desired focus to open a menu.
  • Select how long you want to schedule the focus.
  • If you want a focus to turn on automatically, go to Settings and tap the ‘Focus’ tab.
  • Now tap on the focus you want to schedule, and customize the options.
  • After customizing the schedule, tap on the ‘Add Schedule’ option.
  • The focus mode will automatically turn on/off at the scheduled time.

That’s everything covered on how to turn on/off Focus mode on iPhone with iOS 16. Also, check out our other guides, such as how to copy-paste a picture on iPhone with iOS 16 or How to Edit text messages on iPhone with iOS 16.