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Workout Do Not disturb

If you are in the middle of a really intense workout, you most likely wouldn’t want your phone to disturb you by ringing (unless it’s really important). If you make your Apple Watch automatically enter into Do Not Disturb mode whenever you begin a workout, you can make sure these interruptions do not come up. This guide will show you how to make your Apple Watch enable Do Not Disturb when you work out.

What is Do Not Disturb Mode?

There are many modes you can put your Apple Watch in, and Do Not Disturb mode is one of them. When you enable this mode, it will prevent notifications and alerts from appearing and playing sounds. It doesn’t stop the app you are using from playing audio. Do Not Disturb mode has two key options and they are:

  • You can make your Favorite contacts and repeated phone calls bypass Do Not Disturb mode. This feature is great if you are worried about not missing emergencies.
  • You can set Do Not Disturb such that when you turn it on on your Apple Watch, it also gets enabled on your iOS device and vice versa.

You can always put your iPhone or Apple Watch in Do Not Disturb mode by going to the Control Center.

  • To access Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone, swipe down from the battery icon in the upper right corner of the display.
  • To access Do Not Disturb on your Apple Watch, swipe up from the bottom of the display.

Once in the Control Center, in either case, tap on the “Moon” icon to enable Do Not Disturb.

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The Do Not Disturb icon on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

How to Make Your Apple Watch Automatically Enter Do Not Disturb Mode When You Workout

You can also have your Apple Watch enter into Do Not Disturb mode whenever you begin a workout, either using the Workouts app on your Apple Watch or any other app that tracks workout. Apps like these include Intervals Pro, Strava, and others. Apps like these work with Apple Fitness+ workouts as well.

First off, go to the Watch app on your iOS device and then tap on General.

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Tap on General

Next, tap on the Do Not Disturb option and then enable the “Workout Do Not Disturb” option.

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Tap do not disturb

You should note that if you want your iPhone to go into Do Not Disturb mode whenever your Apple Watch enters the mode, you will need to toggle on the “Mirror iPhone” option.

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enable Workout Do Not disturb

That’s all. Now, whenever you begin a workout on your Apple Watch, it will automatically enter into Do Not Disturb mode. It will also automatically go back to normal once you are done with the workout.

You also have the option to disable Do Not Disturb mode from the Control Center. If you later change your mind during the course of a workout, go to the Control Center and disable Do Not Disturb.


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