One of the new features of iOS 12 shown at WWDC 2018 was an enhanced version of Do Not Disturb mode. Instead of focusing on time, Apple has added new ways to manage the feature, including activation based on location. And for those on the move, this can be done pretty quickly.
If you set "Do Not Disturb" by location, you can be sure that you are free of the distraction of your phone during your stay in a particular location. Whether it's an event for your child, a family visit during the holidays, or a date that does not set a specific timeframe, location-based activation is the key. As soon as you leave, you do not have to remember to turn off Do Not Disturb because iOS 1
Quickly set location-based Do Not Disturb mode
First, make sure Location Services are turned on by opening your Settings app, and then selecting Privacy. Select "Location Services" and activate the Shift key. Second, if you have not already added the Do Not Disturb check-point to your Control Center, read this guide to set it up.
Next, open the Control Center by swiping from bottom to top or by swiping from the top right corner to iPhone X or later. 3D Touch the moon shaped Do Not Disturb button (or long press if using an iPhone 6 or earlier). This will display some options, including "Until I leave this location." iOS displays the current location under this option.
When this option is on, the icon turns purple, indicating that Do Not Disturb mode is on – your phone will be muted until you leave your current location. Depending on the Do Not Disturb settings, this means that calls and notifications will either be muted completely or muted only when the phone is locked.
As you'll notice, you can also use this 3D Touch Gesture (or Long Press) to quickly activate the Do Not Disturb mode for an hour or later The Day
With these new "Do Not Disturb" features and a few others, Apple protects your digital well-being and makes it easier to enjoy moments without constant distractions from your phone. Another great example of this is the new "bedtime" function, which you can learn more about.