iPhone: Bypass Do Not Disturb for Emergency Notifications

iPhone: Bypass Do Not Disturb for Emergency Notifications

This article describes how to receive emergency notifications via text message while an iPhone is on silent or 'Do Not Disturb' focus is active.  This allows on call and emergency operations staff to silence their phone before bed, but still receive alerts.  

This article is for iPhone only.  It is assumed Android devices have similar functionality

Access the 'Contacts' app.  Create a new contact called 'Emergency Alert'.  Then add the following numbers used by our alert system to send text messages, as individual phone numbers:




The type of number, (home, mobile, etc) is arbitrary.  Select any type of number to make this work

Scroll down and select 'Text Tone'.



Select a tone suitable to wake you if needed, the longer the better.  Scroll to the top of the tone selection page, and select 'Emergency Bypass'.  



Customized settings for Apple Watch or Mac computer notifications may adversely affect Bypass Do Not Disturb.  Contact support@slcfire.tech if you experience issues.  


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