1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    iOS ships with a feature called Do Not Disturb that allows you to control when you'll receive notifications, and when your iOS device will leave you alone. While useful, the options Apple gives you are restrictive, and could be improved to better meet the needs of advanced users.

    A new jailbreak tweak called DisturbPlease by iOS developer VladMax Soft is now available in Cydia that extends the feature set of Do Not Disturb as we know it. It adds a number of new features right to the native iOS Do Not Disturb settings, as shown below:

    Two of the main new features that you'll see here is the ability to configure scheduled Do Not Disturb sessions on specific days of the week, rather than every day of the week, and the ability to allow message notifications from specific contact groups just like you can for calling notifications.

    With the ability to schedule Do Not Disturb for certain days, instead of for every day of the week, you can better manage the times you don't want to be bothered during the week, and still remain available for notifications on days where you aren't busy.

    The new ability to receive notifications from specific groups of contacts makes it so that you can ensure you get notifications from text messaging from important people. It works the same way as allowing calls from specific groups of people, which Apple gives you as a default feature. With the ability to receive notifications from specific groups of people while Do Not Disturb is enabled, you can make sure that only the important people are getting through to you, and you can also silence all other unimportant notifications for the time being.

    The additional features are sure to be useful for Do Not Disturb users in a pinch, especially if the user does a lot of text messaging, or finds themselves busy only on certain days of the week. If you would like to give it a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.99. The tweak requires iOS 7 to be installed.

    Name: DisturbPlease
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.1.1-1
    Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: VladMax Soft
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    2014-04-13 09:54 PM
  2. Raptor2213's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it still doesn't allow for multiple schedules. AutoSilent used to be good for that. I'd use this application if I could set a few DND periods around my work and sleep schedule. It's the same every week, but I sleep different hours depending on the day of the week.
    2014-04-13 11:19 PM
  3. Bobandy's Avatar
    If it could only be app specific and or include email it would be perfect. Still good for me though.
    2014-04-14 05:40 PM