How to Stop Focus Modes From Sharing Your Status in iOS 17 on iPhone or iPad

Thanks to the recent improvements, you can perfectly control which Focus profiles can share Focus status. Hence, if you do not want a Focus profile to let people know that you have enabled a Focus Mode and are silencing alerts, you can choose to altogether stop it. Times when you want to take on a specific task or enjoy some peace of mind without informing anyone, this privacy-centric feature can come in super handy. With that said, let me show you how to stop Focus Modes from Sharing Your Status in iOS 17 on iPhone and iPad.

Prevent Focus Modes From Sharing Your Status in iOS 17/iPadOS 17 on iPhone or iPad

To let you easily manage all the Focus profiles, iOS 17 presents a list of Focus profiles you have created. Each Focus profile features an individual toggle which you can use to hide or show Focus Status depending on your needs. Pretty simple, isn’t it?

Step 1. To get started, launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now, tap on Focus.

Tap Focus

Step 3. Next, make sure that the toggle for Share Across Devices is turned on.

Step 4. Next up, tap on Focus Status.

Step 4. Ensure that the Share Focus Status is turned on.

turn on Share Focus Status.

Step 5. Finally, go ahead and control which Focus profiles are able to share that you have notifications silenced. Simply, turn off/on the toggle next to a specific Focus profile and you are good to go!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Focus Mode on iPhone?

In a nutshell, Focus Mode is an upgraded version of Do Not Disturb which has existed on iOS for a long time.

2. Is there a way to hide your Focus Status?

iOS offers a straightforward way to conceal your Focus Status. Navigate to the Settings app -> Focus -> Focus Status and then turn off the toggle.

Perfectly Control Your Focus Status on iPhone and iPad

So, that’s how you can hide or show Focus Status on your iOS or iPadOS device. It’s worth pointing out that iOS 17 allows you to use Focus Filters that enable you to customize how apps and devices behave when a specific Focus Mode is turned on. For instance, you can take advantage of this feature to filter calendars, filter messages by people list, enable/disable Dark Mode and Low Power Mode, and more. What’s more, you can even use filters to hide content from specific apps.

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Rashmi Mishra

Founder/CEO: Rashmi Mishra is a new-age entrepreneur and a die-hard tech lover. Though Rashmi has a special liking for iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch, she loves to take the hottest Android smartphones and Windows laptops for a spin. When she is not reading stories that are breaking the Internet, you will find her either crafting designs or fixing lives for good!

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