Does FaceTime Calls Go Through on Do Not Disturb Mode?

Like everyone, you probably also use the Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone to avoid being disturbed when trying to focus on something important.

But does this mean that Facetime calls will not go through? In this article, we’ll explore what happens when someone tries to Facetime on Do Not Disturb mode.

Does FaceTime Ring if The Phone is on Do Not Disturb?

If You Are the One Initiating the FaceTime Call, you Will Hear a Ring for About 30-40 Seconds Before Seeing the Message that Says “faceTime Unavailable.”

The Person You Are Trying to Call Will Still Get the Call Shown in His Call Log and Facetime App.

If you are the person receiving the Facetime call while the Do not disturb mode is active, you will not hear any ring or get any notification of the call.

But, still, the call will be shown in your Facetime app and call log.

Will FaceTime Bypass Do Not Disturb Mode?

Your phone will not ring when you receive a Facetime call while in Do Not Disturb mode. Instead, the caller will see a message after 10-12 rings saying “FaceTime Unavailable.”

However, you can still identify who tried to Facetime you using multiple methods.

1. Facetime App Icon Notifications 

The first way is to check the Facetime app icon. If you see a badge notification on the app, it means that someone tried to call you while you were in Do Not Disturb mode.

  1. Go to your home screen and find the Facetime app.
  2. On the top right corner of the app icon, you will see a number in red indicating how many missed calls you have.
  3. Open the app, and all the calls you receive while on Do Not Disturb mode will be displayed as missed calls.

2. Call Log

The second way is to check your recent call history in the Phone app.

  1. Open the app and go to the “Recents” tab.
  2. Any calls you’ve received while in Do Not Disturb mode will be marked as a “missed facetime call” in your call log.
  3. From here, you can return the call or view the person’s contact information.

3. Use Siri

The third way to identify that someone tried to Facetime you while in Do Not Disturb mode is to ask Siri.

Say, “Hey Siri, who called me on Facetime?” and Siri will list all of your recent calls, including any that you received while in Do Not Disturb mode.

Does Your FaceTime Calls Go Through on Do Not Disturb Mode?

When you try to Facetime someone who is in Do Not Disturb mode, you will see a “Facetime Unavailable” message.

The call will still show as a missed call in the call log and FaceTime app of the person you are calling. This is a good thing, as they can get back to me if they want to.

Also, the missed calls will be shown in the Facetime app and call log even if the person is still on Do Not Disturb mode.

Will FaceTime Ring if The Phone Is on Airplane Mode?

You need to have an active internet connection to make a FaceTime call. So, First of all, you cannot use mobile data in Airplane mode, so that option is gone.

Second, when you enable Airplane mode, your Wi-Fi is automatically turned off, but you can turn it On again.

So If you have turned On the Wi-Fi, then FaceTime will ring, and you can attend the call.

If your Wi-Fi is also disabled on Airplane mode, then you will not get any notification of the Facetime calls, nor will the calls be shown in your call log or FaceTime app.

Does FaceTime Ring when The Phone is on Silent?

If your phone is on silent mode and someone calls you, then the call notification will appear but with no sound, and you can Either accept or end the call.

Unlike Airplane or Do Not Disturb Mode, you can end or accept the call on silent mode.


So, in conclusion, FaceTime rings 10-12 times on Do Not Disturb before displaying the “Facetime Unavailable” message.

The person you are trying to call will still get the call shown in his call log and Facetime app even if he is on Do Not Disturb mode.

FaceTime will only ring on Airplane mode if you have an active internet connection(Wi-Fi). Thanks for reading.

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