You get so many notifications and messages on your Android device that it’s not even funny. All those messages and notifications can be quite a headache.
As a result, you understandably want to take a break from tech. One feature that’ll help with that is the Do Not Disturb feature. Thanks to this option, you can have the feature block all notifications or only have the more important ones go through.
How to Enable Do Not Disturb
There are two ways you can turn on the Do Not Disturb feature. The easiest way is to swipe down from the top of your display and tap on the feature.
If you already find yourself in Settings, you can access Do Not Disturb by going to:
- Do Not Disturb
What Sounds to Allow When Do Not Disturb is On
When you turn on Do Not Disturb, you want some peace and quiet, but you don’t want to sleep in. If you only want to allow the allow to sound when the feature is on, tap on the sound & vibration, and you’ll see three options: Alarms, Media, and Touch sounds.
How to Customize Notifications with Do Not Disturb
Even when you want to take a break from your phone, there are notifications you need to see. In the notifications section, you have the option of customizing your notifications three ways:
- No sound from notifications
- No visuals or sound from notifications
The first two options speak for themselves, but how can you personalize your notifications with the custom option. By tapping on the cog-wheel, you’ll come across various options. You can choose to:
- Not have the screen turn on
- Don’t wake for notifications
When the screen is on, you can control the notifications by:
- Hiding the notification dots
- Hide status bar icons
- Don’t stop notifications on screen
- Hide from notification list
Choose the ones you think you need, and the effect will be applied immediately.
Manage Your Calls During Do Not Disturb
Even when you’re using Do Not Disturb, there are calls you can’t ignore. To make sure that they go through tap on the Calls option under the Exceptions section.
When Do Not Disturb is on you can choose to only get calls from:
- From anyone
- From contacts only
- From starred contacts
Another option to not miss out on essential calls is to toggle on the option that allows repeated calls to come through. For example, if someone calls more than once within 15 minutes, the call will go through.
Messages, Events, and Reminder: How to Control Them in Do Not Disturb
When it comes to messages, you can also choose to only receive them from:
- From contacts only
- From Starred contacts
There are also options to allow reminders and events to appear when you have the Do Not Disturb feature on.
How to Schedule the Do Not Disturb Feature
Make things easier by having the Do Not Disturb feature turn on and off automatically. To set this up go to the Schedule section (last option down) and tap on the Turn on automatically option.
You can either choose from the options that are already there, such as Sleeping and Events. With the Event option, the Do Not Disturb feature will be enabled when you’re in an event.
To make sure that the feature is enabled with the right calendar, tap on the During events for option and choose the calendar you want to use.
On the other hand, you have the Sleeping option where you can decide on the days and times the feature will be on. Since you don’t want to sleep in for work, remember to toggle on the option that allows the alarms to go through.
With the Duration option, you can choose to turn off the feature manually, Ask every time, or by using the plus/minus signs, to select the time. The time can be as little as 15 minutes or as much as 12 hours.
The Do Not Disturb feature is a great way to keep some peach and quite from all those notifications. Once you set it up just the way you like it, you may wonder how you ever did without it. How long do you usually have the Do Not Disturb feature on?