First look: iOS 6 Settings adds Do Not Disturb, quicker Bluetooth access

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in iPhone edited January 2014
New functionality has been added to the native Settings application in iOS 6, including a new "Do Not Disturb" feature, privacy settings, and quicker access to turn Bluetooth on or off.

One much-requested feature in iOS has been the ability to quickly turn Bluetooth connectivity on or off, to conserve battery life. In previous versions of iOS, the Bluetooth switch was buried under Settings, General, but with iOS 6, Bluetooth is now located right under Wi-Fi.

Also under Settings is a new "Do Not Disturb" option. With this, users can choose specific hours where applications and notifications will not show up on their iPhone or iPad.

Do Not Disturb is completely customizable, and users can allow calls from certain people to come through even during the user-defined "off hours."

Another new addition to the Settings application is a "Privacy" option. Here, users can turn Location Services on or off, and can view what applications have access to contacts, calendars, reminders and photos.

In the first iOS 6 beta, the Privacy option replaces what was the Location Services option in previous versions of iOS. Now, Location Services are housed in the Privacy section.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    euphoniouseuphonious Posts: 303member


    The 'do not disturb' feature looks impressively customisable. I particularly like the way it can be set to let calls through if the same person calls multiple times - that's good thinking.


     


    Shame Airplane/3G/Wifi/Bluetooth toggles still aren't in the Notification Center. But it looks like there's a Do Not Disturb toggle in there, so that's something...

  • Reply 2 of 9
    deletedelete Posts: 46member


    All the toggles should be quickly accessible. Of all the jailbreak things Apple has ripped off, why not SBsettings?

  • Reply 3 of 9
    timbittimbit Posts: 331member
    I like the "do not disturb" feature. It's like an enhanced "airplane mode" so I can still let important calls through but not be annoyed by drunk texts while I'm sleeping.
  • Reply 4 of 9


    I'm disappointed we didn't hear anything about even some rudimentary improvements to enable some type of multi-user restrictions.


     


    Something as simple as a passcode locked folder where I can put my apps that I don't need the children or friends accessing.


     


    (though single app mode helps, but a little too basic)

  • Reply 5 of 9
    fredaroonyfredaroony Posts: 619member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Euphonious View Post


    The 'do not disturb' feature looks impressively customisable. I particularly like the way it can be set to let calls through if the same person calls multiple times - that's good thinking.


     


    Shame Airplane/3G/Wifi/Bluetooth toggles still aren't in the Notification Center. But it looks like there's a Do Not Disturb toggle in there, so that's something...



    I don't see anything regarding email in there though and I'd love to not have work emails coming to me after hours or on the weekends.

  • Reply 6 of 9


    Question for an iOS 6 user about Calendars in Notifications. Can a user select which Calendars will show up in Notifications?


    Cheers.


     


    Also, I wonder if Apple has found a way for iMessage users to escape a group chat session. Since iMessage defaults to Reply-All, it's hard to get out of large conversations.

  • Reply 7 of 9
    macbook promacbook pro Posts: 1,605member
    delete wrote: »
    All the toggles should be quickly accessible. Of all the jailbreak things Apple has ripped off, why not SBsettings?

    I think most people agree. At a minimum, toggling often used Settings via Siri would have been another way to highlight Siri.
  • Reply 8 of 9
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    Frankly, Bluetooth should have been in that location from the beginning. That's one of the things that could stand to be linked from somewhere like the Notification panel.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    coolfactorcoolfactor Posts: 1,196member
    delete wrote: »
    All the toggles should be quickly accessible. Of all the jailbreak things Apple has ripped off, why not SBsettings?

    Ripped off? Who created this platform? lol
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