You often find yourself involved in unnecessary notifications or spam emails in the middle of the night that interrupts your sleep pattern and make you feel unhealthy. That is why it is essential to use Do Not Disturb mode, a feature that helps you manage your smartphone smartly.
Don’t let any tech device dominate you, including smartphones, because devices are developed to make human life easy and comfortable not to rule. You will find Do Not Disturb mode on Android phones running on Android 6.0 or later. Let’s see how you can use Do Not Disturb mode on your Android phone to make your day free of unwanted notifications, emails, and many more things.
Ways to use Do Not Disturb mode on Android
You can turn on Do Not Disturb mode quickly by swiping down the notification drawer from the top of the device screen. You can enable this feature only by taping in the option found in the notification drawer. To do more customizations, you have to long tap on the Do Not Disturb option, and the Settings menu will open. You will find sections like Behavior, Expectations, and Schedule in the Settings menu.
The Behavior section provides two options. Under Sound & vibration, exceptions can be added for what can be muted. Please turn on the toggle button next to each so they can follow Do Not Disturb mode. Many phones include this feature under the Allow exceptions section.
Under Notifications, you get options to customize Do Not Disturb. You can make the notification show without sound. Go through the Custom option to explore more features to customize Do Not Disturb. Consider turning off the options, including Don’t turn on the screen, Don’t blink light, and more.
Under the Exceptions, you can add some callers or contacts in the white-list, meaning if someone from the white list calls you continuously within a time, you can notice them. You can do it by marking them as starred contacts only. On smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8, you can find the Exceptions section under Allow exceptions.
Under the Schedule section, you can use two different options called Duration and Turn on Automatically. Through the Duration option, you can allow Do Not Disturb for a specific time. You can also enable the system to tell you each time to enable Do Not Disturb. Under the Turn on automatically, you can set up Do Not Disturb to turn automatically in sleeping and meeting hours.
Ways to use Do Not Disturb on earlier Android versions
The above methods of using Do Not Disturb are for newer versions of Android 10. The ways will be different on earlier versions of Android. You can instantly turn on Do Not Disturb from the notification drawer. You may get three options under Do Not Disturb: Total silence, Alarms only, and Priority only. You also get the option to set a time until you want to use Do Not Disturb.
Priority Notification in Do Not Disturb
Open Settings and choose Sound & notification, then click on Do not disturb and hit on Priority only allows.
Here you can select Reminders, Events, allowed contacts, repeat callers, etc.
Automatic rules in Do Not Disturb
Open Settings and tap on Sound & notification, then choose Do not disturb. Now click on Automatic rules.
Click on Add rule and decide a particular time or event when you want to use Do Not Disturb.
Name the rule and decide the triggers.