Enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ On iPhone Using Siri Or A Lock Screen Toggle

Judging by the popularity of SBSettings, iOS users really like shortcuts for important system toggles. The dropdown window can be configured to show controls for Airplane mode, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and various other functions. One thing glaring omission from the support list however, is Do Not Disturb. The feature is fairly new to iOS, and maybe that’s why there haven’t been a lot of shortcut options available for it until now. Thankfully, the Cydia community has finally started recognizing the true potential of this little gem, and there are now a few decent options to control Do Not Disturb without having to launch the Settings app. Two of the best tweaks for this purpose are Flusterless and Crescent. While Flusterless adds a very neat and unobtrusive toggle to the lock screen, the newly released Crescent hands the control of Do Not Disturb to Siri.

Flusterless

Flusterless Cydia Flusterless LS

Flusterless has been around in the Cydia store for some time now, but it faced a lot of crashing issues when it first came out. All problems seem to have been solvedby  now though, and the tweak works just as advertised. Flusterless requires no manual configuration, and is as simple a tweak as you will ever see. It adds an almost-invisible toggle to the lock screen of your iPhone. The slider is added in the top-left corner of the screen, and you can disable or enable Do Not Disturb simply by dragging the marker. The icon that shows up when the slider is dragged changes in appearance depending upon the state of DND.

Flusterless is a free tweak, and can be downloaded from the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store.


Crescent

Crescent Cydia Crescent Cydia Siri

Just released in the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store, Crescent is a free tweak that allows you to enable or disable Do Not Disturb using Siri. There are no configuration options for Crescent, and it is ready to be used as soon as the installation is complete. Just launch Siri, and say something like “Disable Do Not Disturb” or “Siri, turn on Do Not Disturb”. The talking personal assistant is smart enough to check DND’s current state, and informs the user if they are trying to enable DND when it is already turned off. Crescent works with all languages that Siri is capable of recognizing.

Both Flusterless and Crescent are compatible only with iOS 6, since Do Not Disturb is not available in older iOS versions. If you have a Siri-enabled device, Crescent is the better option, but Flusterless isn’t bad eitther for owners of older iDevices.

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