How to Disable Silent Mode for Selected Contacts on iPhone


Silent Mode feature on iPhone is indeed a handy feature, which allows you to put your device on mute mode at working hours. You may don’t want an random or less important call divert your attention from the work. However, you may want to exclude few very important contacts from silent mode.  So that you could be notified whenever you receive calls from those contacts.  In this article, I will show how you can disable Silent mode for selected contacts by excluding them from your Silent Mode list on your iPhone.


This method works by creating a group of contacts and then excluding that group from Do Not Disturb service available on your iPhone. Follow these simple steps to know how to exclude group of contact from Silent mode on your iPhone.

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How to Disable Silent Mode /Do Not Disturb for Selected Contacts on iPhone

Step 1: Unlock your iPhone and keep it ready.

Step 2: Next access your iCloud account from on your PC.

Step 3: Now you have to create new group. To do this, tap on Contacts.

Step 4: Under Contacts, tap on + button and select New Group from the options.

Step 5: Provide a name for your new group something like, “VIP Contacts” etc.

Step 5: Now go back to All Contacts and start dragging and dropping all those important contacts (which you want to exclude from Silent mode) to your new Group.

Step 6: Once done. Pick up your iPhone and open Contacts.

Step 7: Next tap on Groups (top left corner) and see if you your new group is synced with your iPhone.

Step 8: Next tap on Settings and select Do Not Disturb option.

Step 9:  Tap on Select Calls From, and select the group  you have created with contacts that you want to exclude from Silent Mode.

By following the above steps you have excluded a group of contacts from Silent Mode. Next time you activate Silent Mode or Do Not Disturb service, you will still get a ring/notification if the call is from your Contacts selected in the group.

This feature indeed comes in handy during your sleep hours, where you don’t want to get disturbed until and unless you receive a call, which is more important than sleep.


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