iOS 15, the focus and the weekend

I’ve already written some guides here about Focus mode, which was added in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 as well as macOS 12. Focus helps users avoid getting distracted when they need to focus or need some distance. Users can choose from suggested focus settings or create their own. The whole thing isn’t actually rocket science. At the end of the day, you can create and use more advanced Do Not Disturb modes, but with exceptions that are still allowed.

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Quasi: Everything off, but only the mail app may e.g. B. Send notifications. True to my motto: Everything with as little as possible, I limited myself to a minimal setup. However, there is one part to keep in mind, and it has to do with weekends and weekdays. While I think it’s logical to look at weekdays and weekends as a classic, iOS sees things a little differently. This is my current setting:

If I only want to be disturbed by certain apps on weekdays between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. and on weekends between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., then the setting shown above is wrong. Although my week also starts on Monday according to the calendar, my weekend setting is still active for iOS after my setting on Monday morning, since it is assumed here that the day is counted as a whole.

So Sunday falls until the next Monday morning, while Friday evening goes until Saturday morning, so you may not be disturbed at 8 a.m. but at 6:30 a.m. Apparently, Do Not Disturb uses the day after setting the evening Do Not Disturb hours to disable it the next morning. Incidentally, Homematic as a smart home system also reacts in the same way as I recently found out on Twitter when I addressed the “problem”.

So you have to work accordingly with the times on the specific days. You could set “Do not disturb” on Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., and Sunday from 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

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