In this tutorial you will learn how you can create custom focus on iPhone or iPad. You will also learn how you can add schedule to a focus or delete a focus from your device.
With the new Focus feature iOS has made it easier for iPhone users to concentrate on the task at hand or spend quality time with loved ones. Now users can quickly enable a Focus mode of their choice and spend distraction-free time without of unwanted calls and notifications.
Best thing about Focus feature is that it puts full control over how it works in the hands of the users. With Focus users can create custom Focus modes in order to cater to their personal needs.
Creating custom Focus modes on iPhone or iPad is very easy. Once a custom focus mode has been created it can easily be activated from the Control Center as well as from Focus preferences page.
Create a custom Focus mode
You can follow these instructions to create a custom Focus mode on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 1. Open Settings and go to Focus.
Step 2. On the Focus screen tap on the ‘+‘ button.
Step 3. Now tap on Custom option.
Step 4. Enter the name of your focus mode, choose a color and assign a glyph of your choice.
Step 5. Add people that you want to be allowed to call or message you when this focus mode is active. You can also choose who can reach you via phone call and tap on Allow button.
Step 6. Add or remove apps that you want to allow notifications from. You can also choose to enable notifications that are time sensitive. Tap on the Allow button to proceed.
Step 7. Finally tap on Done button to create your custom Focus mode.
Now that your focus mode has been created, you are able to customize it from Focus settings page.
Here you can choose to share focus status, enable or disable certain pages of the home screen, dim lock screen, add automations to your focus mode or delete it.
How to add schedule or automation to a custom focus
You can add activation schedule or automation to a custom focus by following these steps.
Step 1. Go to Settings -> Focus and tap on the custom focus you want to edit.
Step 2. Now tap on Add Schedule or Automation.
Step 3. Choose between Time, Location or App options.
Step 4. Depending on the option you selected in step 3 specify when a notification should be activated or deactivated.
You can also choose Smart Activation option. When you do this iOS will automatically turn on your custom focus mode based on relevant times through out the day based on signals from your app usage, location and more.
How to delete a custom focus on iPhone or iPad
You can easily delete a custom focus mode on your iPhone or iPad by following the steps below.
Step 1. Go to Settings -> Focus and tap on custom focus that you want to delete.
Step 2. Scroll all the way down and tap on Delete Focus option.
There you go folks, this is how you can create custom focus on your iOS device. The guide also showed you how you can add schedule to your custom focus and delete custom focus on iPhone or iPad.