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Driving safety: Do Not Disturb while driving | iOS 11 Guide

In iOS 11 you can turn on Do Not Disturb while driving so you don’t get distracted while operating your vehicle.

The feature can be set to turn on automatically when your device detects motion, or when it connects to a car’s Bluetooth system. Or, you can enable it manually.

When active, it will mute incoming calls, notifications, and messages. The screen will stay off too.

You can set an auto text-response to let people know you’re driving. However, if it’s an emergency, a person can follow up with “urgent” and your device will notify you.

If the Bluetooth feature is active, phone calls will come through as you can answer them hands-free.

To turn on and customize the feature head to Settings, then Do Not Disturb. Press Do Not Disturb While Driving and you’ll be able to choose when you would like the feature to activate.

To enable it, ensure you’ve added Do Not Disturb While Driving to the customizable Control Center and then swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap the car icon.