How to enable emergency bypass on iPhone

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If you want to allow certain people to call, FaceTime, or message you when you’ve enabled Do Not Disturb mode, turn on your iPhone’s emergency bypass option for those people. We’ll show you how to do just that.

When you enable emergency bypass for a specific contact, they can contact you even while you are in DND mode. You can enable this feature for phone and FaceTime calls and text messages separately.

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Turn on emergency bypass for phone calls and FaceTime on iPhone

To let people through your iPhone’s DND mode, first, launch the Contacts app on your phone.

In the Contacts app, find and select the person you want to whitelist. On the contact page, in the upper right corner, tap “Edit”.

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On the editing screen, scroll down a bit and choose “Ringtone”.

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On the “Ringtone” page, at the top, turn on the “Emergency Bypass” option. Then, in the top right corner, tap “Done.”

Advice: Later, to disable the function, turn off the “Emergency Bypass” option.

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And that is. The selected person will now be able to make regular and FaceTime calls even when you’ve chosen not to be disturbed.

Activate Emergency Bypass for Text Messages on iPhone

If you want certain people to text you when you’re in DND mode, first, launch the Contacts app on your iPhone. Then find and tap your contact.

On the contact page, in the upper right corner, tap “Edit”.

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Scroll down the editing page a bit and tap on “Text Tone”.

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On the “Text Tone” page at the top, enable the “Emergency Bypass” option. Then save your changes by tapping “Done” in the top right corner.

Advice: In the future, to disable the feature, simply disable the “Emergency Bypass” option.

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Your iPhone will now allow text messages from your selected contact, whether or not you’ve enabled Do Not Disturb mode. Are you ready.


Do you want to start receiving calls and messages from your blocked contacts? If so, you’ll need to unblock those contacts first. Check out our guide to learn how to do just that.

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