I often turn on 'Do Not Disturb' mode, especially at night. I would like a few specific phone numbers to be able to bypass the Do Not Disturb if they call me, so that I can be altered in case of emergency. Is there any way to do it?

  • Never tried it, but doesn't "starring" a number whitelist it for DND? Or was there an additional setting involved? I just vaguely remember "starring" (marking a contact as favorite) was involved. Worth a try while waiting for answers. Let me know if it did the trick ;)
    – Izzy
    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:54

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You should be able to set an exception rule to allow calls and texts from certain people (All/Contacts/Favorites). Different manufacturers will have different set ups but you should be able to get to this setting by going

Settings > Sound & notification > Do Not Disturb > Exceptions

You may need to turn on Do Not Disturb to alter these settings.

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