How to Enable/Disable Emergency Bypass for Individual Contact on iPhone/iPad

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Apple iPhone or iPad user enables Do not Disturb feature when they don’t want notification sound or call when Phone is locked. Mostly in case the user enables DND while they attends meeting and don’t want to disturbance by notification or any call. But sometimes people hesitate because of miss an important call or notification by someone VIP contacts. So to solve this problem, Apple adds ‘’Emergency bypass’’ (Emergency Bypass for individual Contact on iPhone) feature in iOS 10. Emergency bypass does work to overrides Do Not Disturb for each individual Contact in the iPhone Contact app.

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Don’t want to miss a call and receive text for individual contact with enabled DND mode iPhone? You will have to update iOS 10.2. Reason, Emergency SOS call and Emergency bypass features only available in iOS 10.2 running iPhone.

Do you want to know how to turn on/ turn off Emergency Bypass for specific Contacts in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad? lets go with following Steps.

How to Disable/Enable Emergency Bypass for individual Contact in iOS

Emergency Bypass for individual Contact in iOS 10.2 on iPhone iPad

  • Step 1. Open up the Contacts app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2. Next up, select a contact.
  • Step 3. Tap on the Edit button from the top-right side corner.
  • Step 4.  Now you will have to tap on the Text or Ringtone labeled on the Contact screen.

Now read carefully – if you want to notifications sounds even DND is on then tap Text, the same way if you want to receive ringtone sound with enabled DND then select Ringtone. Moreover, if you want text + ringtone then you can turn on both and that depends on you.

Step 5. Turn Switch next to the Emergency Bypass ON.

You’re done.

So now, you will receive sound and text for this specific contact. As well as while you want to disable then you have to follow above steps and at the end turn off Emergency bypass. That’s it.

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