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How to Adjust Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone and iPad

Do Not Disturb is a great feature that allows you to silence any phone calls, alerts, or notifications that you may get while your iOS device is locked. It’s also easy to adjust when the feature automatically turns on and turns off. Here’s how.

How to Adjust Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone and iPad

How to Adjust Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone and iPad

When Do Not Disturb is enabled, you’ll see a do not disturb icon in the status bar.

There are two ways to toggle Do Not Disturb on/off. You can either swipe up on your iOS 11 device’s screen and toggle DND by tapping the moon icon, as shown below left. Or, you can go to “Settings” -> “Do Not Disturb” to turn the feature on or off, as seen below right.

How to Adjust Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone and iPad

You can also set a schedule if don’t want to be disturbed at a certain time. Just Tap “Settings” -> “Do Not Disturb” and toggle “Scheduled” to “ON”. (The switch will turn green.) Set a timespan for DND to be enabled.

You can also choose when you want to receive alerts, calls, and notifications:

  • Silence: Choose to silence calls and notifications always or only when the device is locked.
  • Allow Calls From: Allow calls from everyone, no one, your favorites, or specific contact groups stored on your device or iCloud.
  • Repeated Calls: If someone calls you twice within three minutes, the second call isn’t silenced.

Note: If you have an alarm set, it will still sound at the designated time, even if Do Not Disturb is turned on.

By setting Do Not Disturb to turn on and off automatically, you’ll ensure you won’t be disturbed while you’re trying to get a little shuteye, or in the middle of your daily meditation sessions. (Also known as a coffee break.)

For more tips and tricks on how to make better use of your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Future iOS Update Will Allow iPhone Owners to Disable CPU Throttling

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview on Wednesday that a future iOS update will allow iPhone owners to disable the device’s built-in function that throttles the CPU when the device has a depleted battery. The measure was quietly added by Apple to lengthen the life of older batteries.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Future iOS Update Will Allow iPhone Owners to Disable CPU Throttling

AppleInsider:

Speaking with ABC News, Cook explained the upcoming iOS feature will be issued as part of a developer beta next month, to be followed by wide public release shortly thereafter.

The new functionality appears to be distinct from battery health monitoring tools announced in December.

Apple’s iOS 10.2.1 update, which was released in 2016, intentionally slows the CPU in an older iPhone with worn out batteries. The company said it made the move to prevent older iPhones from having issues. iPhone users have responded with much wailing and gnashing of teeth. And lawsuits. So. Many. Lawsuits.

Apple issued an apology for it’s “miscommunication” regarding the issue, saying the “feature” was put in place “to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions.”

The preventative measure was originally designed for iPhone 6, 6s and SE models, and has since been extended to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple says the measure will be implemented in future products as needed.

When it apologized, Apple said it plans to add features in a future iOS version that will allow users to check whether their iPhone’s battery is affecting the device’s performance. Cook discussed how that would work.

“We will tell somebody, saying, ‘We’re reducing your performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected restart,'” Cook said. “And if you don’t want it, you can turn it off. Now we don’t recommend it, because we think that people’s iPhones are really important to them, and you can never tell when something is so urgent.”

Frustrating Keyboard Bug Hits iOS Facebook Messenger App Users

The next time you attempt to send a message in the Facebook Messenger on your iPhone, you might be hit with a frustrating bug. Some iOS users are finding that the app is freezing after they type a couple of words in a chat message.

Frustrating Keyboard Bug Hits iOS Facebook Messenger App Users

TechCrunch:

An annoying bug is affecting typing inside the app. Some users on iOS devices are finding that the app is freezing after they type a couple of words in a chat bubble, but other apps are working fine. The glitch obviously makes having conversations through Messenger more than a little difficult.

TechCrunch’s own Josh Constine was hit by the problem and he founded that closing and reopening the app didn’t fix it. Likewise, other users tried deleting and reinstalling Messenger but all to no avail, the bug persisted.

When contacted by TechCrunch, Facebook confirmed they are looking into the issue. However, the company didn’t supply any information about what might be causing the problem or how it plans to fix it.

The issue isn’t affecting everyone, but those that are afflicted by the bug are venting about it on Twitter, where text entry appears to be working just fine.

Facebook announced earlier this week that it knew the Messenger app had “become too cluttered. (Via TechCrunch)

“The app became too cluttered,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today in a post of plans for 2018 including “massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.” Between Messenger Day/Stories, its Snapchatty augmented reality camera, a bot Discover section, games, and more, Facebook had to build artificial intelligence “M Suggestions” just to remind people of all the features it has crammed in the app.

MacTrast Deals: mStand360 Laptop Stand with Swivel Base

The mStand360 Laptop Stand with Swivel Base transforms your MacBook into a workstation, allows your computer to run cooler, and helps you organize your desk.

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DESCRIPTION

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‘A great stand for your Macbook.” Macworld UK

  • Swivel base lets you quickly share ideas w/ coworkers
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  • Cable outlet helps you organize your desk & there’s space to stash your keyboard

SPECS

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UGH! Another Malicious ‘Text Bomb’ Surfaces That Can Crash or Hang Messages and Safari

SIGH! yet another malicious “text bomb” has reared its ugly head, in the form of a website link that can cause system crashes and hangups if received through the Messages app on iOS and macOS devices.

UGH! Another Malicious 'Text Bomb' Surface That Can Crash or Hang Messages and Safari

AppleInsider:

The website seems to exploit a bug or a non-optimized rendering process for OpenGraph page titles by creating an excessively long tag. When Messages attempts to render a preview of the link, the app then crashes or hangs – and occasionally takes the operating system with it.

Users have little choice but to delete the conversation in which they received the link and start over.

While the malicious link affects Messages, AppleInsider reports it can also affect Safari and Chrome on macOS. The link goes to a Github page and breaks the Messages app and causes issues with both iOS devices and Macs.

It appears that the only solution to the issue is to quit the Messages app and then delete the affected conversation to restore functionality.

The exploit relies on the automatic link preview function in Messages, so the usual advice of “don’t click on links in messages,” doesn’t really apply here.

Apple is likely working on a fix, but until it’s released, let’s hope your friends aren’t the type of jerk that would send it to you as a lark. Luckily, there might be less of that type of prank than usual, as MacRumors reports the link can also cause the sending device to freeze up and crash. So there’s that.

MacRumors also offers up steps to possibly prevent the issue from affecting your device:

Blocking the domain using Parental Restrictions may prevent the link from affecting your iOS devices. You can turn on Restrictions on iPhone or iPad by going to Settings –> General –> Restrictions –> Websites –> Limit Adult Content and adding “GitHub.io” to the “Never Allow” list.

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