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How can I allow text messages from only a couple of senders to come through while Do Not Disturb is on for everything else?

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My job requires me to get text message alerts 24 hours a day telling me that there is a problem with our websites. There are 2 different companies and therefore at least 2 different sources of messages. They are text messages being sent from our server using either Twilio or originating as emails that hit the cellular provider and then come to my phone as a text message. I'm on iOS 9.2.1, iPhone 6.

I want all other alerts, phone calls, and text messages totally silenced automatically during Do Not Disturb hours that I set. For example 11 to 7.

So far I have not found a way to do this. I can allow calls from favorites, but there is no way to add these text-only contacts to my favorites. I just tried it again -- the add to favorites option is not there when I view them as contacts. It's there for regular contacts.

Therefore currently at night I plug in my phone to charge but I have to leave the mute button off and DND off and the ring volume up so that if and when a text comes in from the automated work system, it will make a noise and light up my lock screen and wake me up.

And of course now I'm getting other things like Whatsapp notifications from people at 12:30 a.m. because they assumed my phone was off or muted at that time, or whatever.

So how can I DND/mute everyone except these work text messages?
harish318
Asked: 13:03 04/03/2016
lsenft 13:03 04/03/2016
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I don't believe there is a way to do what you want on the phone. Maybe your best option is to just buy a cheap pager for your work related alerts.
dylanhf 13:03 04/03/2016
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And a fake phone number to those 'text only' contacts (like 800-555-1212).
harish318 13:03 04/03/2016
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OK, thanks, that did allow me to add these contacts to Favorites. Which is weird because at least one of them already had a phone number, but it was my home number so maybe that confused it. I'll have to figure out a way to test these now. Thanks.

How can I allow text messages from only a couple of senders to come through while Do Not Disturb is on for everything else?

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