How to Stop Notifications from Interrupting Music on iPhone/iPad
Have you ever been to a house party where you might have connected your iOS device via Bluetooth to listen to music? If yes then you might have experienced the irritation which comes with the notifications on iPhone. Every time a notification arrives on your phone the audio ducking takes place where music playback is lowered and notification volume rises. In order to prevent this from happening to you follow this guide where we share three easy ways to stop notifications from interrupting music on iPhone/iPad.
Stop Notifications from Interrupting Music on iPhone
Option 1: Ring/Silent Switch
The first and quickest option is to use the switch button and flip it downwards to make iPhone silent. With this, you will still receive notifications but in silent mode and music will continue to play without any interruptions.
For incoming calls, the music will be paused but there will be no ringtone and the song will resume after the call is disconnected.
Option 2: Do Not Disturb
Another good way to mute notifications on iPhone. This method offers more features compared to the first one.
To enable Do Not Disturb go to the Settings app and select Do Not Disturb.
Under Do Not Disturb, you can either turn on Manual or use Schedule option. Scheduling Do Not Disturb on iOS device restores notifications volumes automatically after the party.
With Ring/Silent switch, you can forget to flip it to ring again and you can miss important notifications.
The half-moon icon at the top right beside battery level symbolizes that Do Not Disturb mode is activated.
Apart from scheduling, Do Not Disturb offers more control by giving a choice to allow notifications from specific contacts while ignoring them for the others. You can know more about Do Not Disturb features in our earlier article.
Alternatively, bring up the control center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen on iPhone/iPad and select the half-moon icon to activate Do Not Disturb mode as shown in the image below.
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Option 3: Disable Notifications
Among these three methods, this is the most aggressive method. With other methods, the notifications are made silent but you still receive them.
Using this option will disable the notifications completely. Which means there won’t be any notifications in first place.
I would recommend this method if there is a high possibility of unimportant messages coming on Messages/WhatsApp or any other messaging apps for that matter. You can simply turn off notifications for such apps by going to Settings.
Under Settings, select Notifications. Now, tap on the desired app and toggle Allow Notifications to Off.
Similarly, turn off the notifications for the other apps if desired.
The notifications from other the apps will still be received.
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We hope that you can choose one option of the three according to your specific requirements. Do you know of any other simpler way to stop notifications from interrupting music playback on iOS? Let us know in the comments.