Apple officially introduced iOS 11 during its keynote on June 5, 2017, and among the novelties it shared, could not leave out Apple CarPlay. One of the most representative improvements is the arrival of a new function called “Do not disturb while driving”, which will dismiss messages that are not important so that they do not bother us while you are driving your car.
This new feature was designed to block incoming calls, texting and notifications while driving in the car, all to prevent accidents and make us concentrate more on the steering wheel.
It is important to keep in mind that this function also allows us to create an automatic response to the contacts that send us messages while this mode is active, informing them that we are driving and that at the moment we are not available to respond messages or calls. In addition, iOS 11 allows us to configure ‘Do not disturb while driving’ so that it automatically turns on when we connect the iPhone to the car, either via Bluetooth or manually.
In this way, from the moment the iPhone detects that you are speeding up, the Do Not Disturb while driving function will be activated and calls, notifications and texts will be silenced, while the iPhone screen will remain dark.
How to configure ‘Do not disturb while driving’
If you have just installed the new iOS operating system iOS 11 and want to enable ‘Do not disturb while driving’ mode, then follow the steps below.
Steps to Enable ‘Do not disturb mode while driving’
- Enter into your iPhone settings
- Press the ‘Do Not Disturb’
- Go to the ‘Do not disturb while driving’ section.
- Press Activate
- Choose the activation method (automatic, Bluetooth, manual).
Setup automatic response while do not disturb while driving mode is active
If you want to let the person know that you are driving, you can do it with this amazing feature automatic response. You can set up to send this message to a certain contact or to all of your contact, and it is totally your choice of selection. Here we go. Follow the steps below to enable the automatic response.
- Enter again to ‘Do not disturb while driving’ (following the previous steps).
- Press ‘Auto Answer’.
- Choose ‘Recent’ to automatically respond to recent contacts, ‘Favorites’ so that the response will only send to your favourite contacts, or ‘All contacts’ so that this text is sent automatically to all of our contacts who try to communicate with you while driving.
Here is How you can Edit the automatic response message as you want
Finally, here are the steps you should follow if you would like to customize the message your contacts receive when they send you messages and you are driving:
- Enter again to ‘Do not disturb while driving’ option
- Press ‘Auto Answer’.
- Tap on the text box and change it for the message you want.
It is important to note that ‘Do not disturb while driving’ has an interesting option that identifies the time when a person really needs to communicate with us. By sending the word ‘Urgent’ iOS will trigger a notification on your device, which will make us understand that someone really needs to talk to us.
Amazing isn’t it? I hope this feature will help to all of us while driving. If you have any queries, let us know in the below comment section. We will get back to you to solve all your queries as soon as possible.
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