What is Blocking mode?

Last Update date : 2017.11.01

Blocking mode disables incoming calls (except for those on the allowed list), notifications, alarms, and the LED indicator. 


Note: This information applies to the Android OS Version 4.4 (Kit Kat) and Android OS Version 5.0 (Lollipop).

This was replaced by Do Not Disturb for Lollipop and newer versions.

Step 1: On the Home Screen, tap on Apps.


Step 2: Tap on Settings.


Step 3: Tap on Sounds and notifications.


Step 4: Tap Interruptions.



Step 5: Tap the On receiving calls and notifications.


Step 6: Select Only allow priority interruptions.


Step 7: Select your preferred time, then tap on Confirm.


Note: If you want to block a specific number, you'll need to access this function from the Call Settings.


For Android OS Version 4.4 Kit Kat see steps below


Tap Menu menu > Settings settings > Device Device > Blocking mode Blocking Mode


Next, tap the slider Off to turn Blocking mode on On


Settings options screenshot:




Place a check mark beside the features you want to disable. A green check mark will appear.

Choose from Block incoming calls, Disable notificationsDisable alarm and timer, and Turn off LED indicator.




Set the length of time you want Blocking mode to be active or select Always to keep it on constantly.


To receive notifications, select Allowed contacts. Then, select Custom to add specific contacts to the Allowed contact list.


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