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Do not disturb mode

Turn on Do not disturb mode to block visual disturbances, mute sound, and stop vibration.
  1. With two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.
    Image illustrating swiping down with two fingers on the screen.
  2. Tap Do not disturb is on icon to toggle Do not disturb mode on and off. If necessary, swipe to the next screen in the Quick Settings panel to see the icon.

Blocking or muting notifications

Block visual disturbances such as pop-up notifications or mute the notification sound.
  1. Go to Settings, and then tap Sound & notification > Do Not Disturb.
  2. Tap Notifications, and then choose an option:
    • No sound from notifications: Mutes the notification sound but still displays the visual notifications.
    • No visual or sound from notifications: Prevents visual notifications from appearing and mutes their sound.
    • Custom: Lets you customize the behavior when the screen is on or off.

Setting exceptions to allow bypassing Do not disturb mode

Set exceptions so you can bypass Do not disturb mode and still be able to receive calls, messages, and more.
  1. Go to Settings, and then tap Sound & notification > Do Not Disturb.
  2. Under Exceptions, choose the options you want to allow to bypass Do not disturb mode.

    For calls and messages, choose whether you want to receive them from anyone, your contacts only, favorite contacts, or approved contacts.

    Tip: If you chose to receive calls and messages from approved contacts, tap Manage approved contacts. Then tap Add icon to select which contacts can bypass Do not disturb mode.

Setting a Do not disturb schedule

Schedule Do not disturb to turn on automatically. For example, you can set it to turn on during a weekly meeting.
  1. Go to Settings, and then tap Sound & notification > Do Not Disturb.
  2. Under Schedule, tap Turn on automatically > Add rule.
  3. Select whether to base the rule on a time or an event, enter a name for the rule, and then tap Add.
  4. Customize the settings for the rule.
    Rule Settings
    • Set the days.
    • Set the start and end times.

    You can also choose whether to allow the rule to stop at either the rule end time or by the next alarm you've set.

    • Select a calendar you want to make the rule for.
    • Set a condition for the type of reply.
Tip: You can toggle the event or time rule you've created on or off. Tap the rule, and then tap the Use rule On/Off switch.
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