How to set up different focus modes on iPhone

How to set up different focus modes on iPhone

Here’s how to set up different focus modes on your iPhone in just a few steps.

The iPhone is packed with useful features, but Apple upped its game by introducing focus modes in iOS 15.

Focus modes make it easier to focus on different tasks, with Apple including modes for sleep, work, and personal, with the option to customize and create your own focus modes.

If you want to take advantage of focus modes and learn how to set up a new one, and customize the ones already available, be sure to keep reading.

What you will need:

An iPhone with iOS 15 or later

short version

  • Go to Settings
  • Click focus
  • Click the focus you want to change
  • Click on the People & Apps section
  • Choose the contacts you want to add
  • Scroll down and add a location
  • Go back to the home screen and tap Add tag
  • Click on Custom
  • Choose a name and icon
  • Click Next
  • Click Customize Focus
  • Choose who you want to allow
  • Click Next
  • Choose who you want to allow
  • Click {Next
  • Choose the apps you want to allow
  • Click Done
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    Go to Settings

    Unlock your device and tap on the Settings app. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Click focus

    Scroll down and tap Focus.How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Click the focus you want to change

    From the options displayed, click on the one you want to modify. We chose Action, which has features that may not be available in every focus, but you can copy these steps into any of the focus options. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Click on the People & Apps section

    Click the People & Apps section to customize which apps and people can contact you while you are in focus. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    You can choose specific people who can still contact you while you are in this focus, and specific people who can’t contact you while you are in this mode. You can also toggle App access to notify you in this mode. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    In Work Focus, you can add a location that turns on your focus. We recommend that you choose your business address, so that it is up and running when you arrive. This feature is not available for all focus modes. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Go back to the home screen and tap Add tag

    Once you are done customizing your focus modes, go back to the main screen and tap the plus sign in the upper right corner. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Click on Custom

    Click the Custom button to add a new focus mode. You can use one of the focus modes below, if you prefer. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Choose a name and icon

    You will need to name your new focus mode and add an icon and color.How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Click Next

    Once done, press Next.How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Click Customize Focus

    Click the Customize Focus button to continue. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Choose who you want to allow

    Choose who can or can’t call you while you’re in this new focus mode. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Click Next

    Once you see your contacts and choose who can message you, call you, or can’t call you while you’re in focus, click Next.How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Choose who you want to allow

    Choose the category of callers who are allowed to call you while you are in focus. How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Click Next

    Once you are happy with your choices, click Next.How to set up focus on iPhone

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    Choose the apps you want to allow

    From the list of apps shown, choose the apps that are allowed to call you while you’re in focus. You can add more apps and you can also make sure that certain apps cannot contact you while you are in focus mode.

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    Click Done

    Once you’ve customized your new focus mode and are happy, tap Done. You can always go back and toggle the access your contacts and apps have while you’re in focus mode, both for customizable focus modes as well as those already made by Apple. How to set up focus on iPhone

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How many focus modes can I have?

You can have up to ten different focus modes on your iPhone, and they can all be toggled and customized in the ways described above.

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