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The ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ function has proven to be very useful, according to the insurance company

Así es como iOS 11 te impide escribir y hablar por teléfono mientras conduces

With iOS 11 the apple company introduced the ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ function, which relegates unimportant messages to not being disturbed while we are driving our car. Well, everything seems to indicate that this function has turned out to be more useful than one would think. According to a study conducted by the car insurance company Everquote, 70% of the people consulted have kept the iOS 11 function active since Apple launched it in September 2017.

The ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ function has proven to be very useful, according to the insurance companyThe ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ function has proven to be very useful, according to the insurance company

But this is not the most important thing in the study, because according to the company, people who kept ‘Do not disturb while driving’ active used their phones 8% less than they used to when no such feature existed. Although the figure is somewhat small, it gives an idea of the positive impact this feature can have, and it should also be taken into account that the study was only carried out in the United States between September 19 and October 25, 2017.

The study also indicated that in 37% of trips recorded by the insurance company, there was significant use of the smartphone, as people used their phones for up to 11% of the trip duration , or about 3 minutes for an average of 29 minutes.

Before you use this feature for the first time, you may wonder what happens to your iPhone when the feature is active. Well, first of all, the device will be silent with a dark screen, so if someone sends you a message, you will receive an automatic response that warns them that you are driving and you will not be notified.

However, if the message is important, the sender can type the word “urgent” to ensure that you receive the notification. This way, you can rest assured that the phone will send you notifications when it comes to emergency alerts, timers and alarms.

On the other hand, phone calls are received under the same conditions as the standard Do Not Disturb feature, so you can allow calls only from your Favourite contacts and allow a call to come in if the same person calls twice in a row.

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