When you set a sleep schedule in the Health app, your iPhone activates a bedtime Focus mode when it’s time to get some rest. If you’ve set a winding down period, the feature will activate earlier. But sometimes you might need to turn off Sleep Focus on iPhone.
Sleep Focus filters out notifications, phone calls, and marks you as unavailable. You can, of course, allow certain contacts and alerts to bypass the filter so you don’t miss anything important.
Sometimes, however, Sleep Focus may activate before you’re ready to stop receiving interruptions. Perhaps you’ve decided to rebel against your regular bedtime and stay up late. In this case, you may want your device fully functional and notifications to continue flowing.
How to turn off Sleep Focus in Control Center
Here’s how to disable Sleep Focus via the Control Center:
- Open the Control Center by swiping down on the top-right of your screen
- Tap the Sleep icon (the moon)
When you’re ready to reenable Sleep, you can tap the Focus icon in the Control Center again to switch the feature back on.
How to turn off Sleep Focus in the Health app
If you don’t see the Options menu at the bottom of the screen, it means you haven’t set up the feature. And in that case, it means you don’t need to worry about this at all.
When to use Sleep Focus
Focus modes are ideal for minimizing interruptions, boosting productivity, and, in the case of Sleep, maximizing slumber time.
Sure, you can manually put your iPhone in silent mode or enable Do Not Disturb. But automatically muting notifications at the right time lets you focus on getting to bed while iOS acts as a diligent assistant and holds your messages till morning.