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How to Whitelist People and Apps To Allow Interruptions From Them iOS 15 Focus

Apple’s most recent WWDC event has kicked off the new year in the IT world with a boom. Apple introduced iOS 15 and even issued a developer beta to encourage developers to create apps for the new platform. The new iOS 15 comes with a slew of new features and upgrades, but it appears that ‘Focus mode’ is getting a lot of press lately.

Apple’s new version of Do Not Disturb features configurable calendars and routines to help you get through your day. These habits can help you focus on the task at hand while avoiding distractions, but they can also cause you to miss critical calls from family and friends.

Thankfully, Apple allows you to customize each focus mode, so you can quickly whitelist someone so that you are always informed of their calls and messages. Here’s what you need to know to get started..

Whitelist a contact in Focus mode

Open the Settings app on your device and tap on ‘Focus’.

You will now get a list of all your custom focus schedules. Tap and select the desired focus mode where you wish to whitelist a contact.

Tap on ‘People’ at the top.

Now tap on ‘Add contact’.

Tap and select the contact you wish to whitelist.

Now tap on ‘Done’ in the top right corner.

And that’s it! The selected contact will now be whitelisted from the selected Focus mode and you will now receive any incoming notification from them.

Can you whitelist apps?

Yes, you may quickly whitelist apps to receive crucial task notifications on a timely basis. If you utilize tools like Trello, Slack, Google Chat, Microsoft Teams, and others to communicate with your coworkers, this can be very beneficial. You can ensure that you receive all work notifications while avoiding notifications from distracting apps such as games and social media platforms during working hours. Follow the steps below to whitelist an app for concentrate mode.

Tap on ‘Focus’ in the Settings app on your iPhone.

Now tap on the Focus mode where you wish to whitelist an app.

Tap on ‘Apps’ at the top.

Tap on ‘Add App’.

Tap and select the app you wish to whitelist.

Once done, tap on ‘Done’ in the top right corner of your screen.

That’s all there is to it! On iOS 15, the selected app will now be whitelisted in the relevant Focus mode.

We hope this article made it simple to whitelist contacts and apps in iOS 15’s dedicated Focus modes. If you have any more questions, please leave them in the comments section below.

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