Galaxy A5 (2017) - Do Not Disturb (SM-A520W)

Last Update Date : Apr 26. 2019

Do not disturb

Do not disturb mode mutes all calls and alerts on your device, unless you set them as exceptions. You can set Do not disturb mode to turn on or off automatically at scheduled times, such as during meetings or when you go to sleep.

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Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode from the Settings menu

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Sounds and vibration.
What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Galaxy A5 2017?
4 Touch the slider next to Do not disturb to turn on Do not disturb mode.
What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Galaxy A5 2017?
5 When Do not disturb mode is active, a specific icon is displayed on the top left corner of the screen:
What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Galaxy A5 2017?

Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode From the Quick Settings Panel

1 To open the Quick Settings Panel, swipe from the top to the bottom of the screen, using two fingers.
What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Galaxy A5 2017?
2 Touch Do not disturb to turn on the Do not disturb mode.
What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Galaxy A5 2017?

Allow Exceptions

If alarms are not set as an exception, Do not disturb mode will silence all alarms set on your device.

If you want to receive notifications from certain apps even when Do not disturb mode is turned on, you must set these notifications as exceptions.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Sounds and vibration.
What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Galaxy A5 2017?
4 Touch Do not disturb.
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5 Touch Allow exceptions.
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6 Choose whether to allow No exceptions, Alarms only, or Custom.
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We strongly recommend you to choose Alarms only or Custom.

7 If you chose Custom, scroll up (to display all options) and touch the slider next to each exception you want to turn on and set different options:
What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Galaxy A5 2017?

Alarms: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for alarms. This feature will be turned on automatically. We strongly recommend you to leave this option activated.


Repeat callers: If you receive more than one call from the same number within 15 minutes, the call will be allowed to ring.

 

Calls from: Choose whose calls will cause your device to play a notification sound or vibrate. Select All, Contacts only, Favourite contacts only, or None.

 

Messages from: Choose whose messages will cause your device to play a notification sound or vibrate. Select All, Contacts only, Favourite contacts only, or None.

 

Event/task alerts: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for Calendar events and tasks.

 

Reminders: Allow reminders from applications that support them.

 

Priority app notifications: Touch the slider next to each application you want to turn on as an exception.

Turn On Scheduling

You can set Do not disturb mode to turn on or off automatically at scheduled times. 

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Sounds and vibration.
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4 Touch Do not disturb.
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5 Touch the slider next to Enable as scheduled to turn Do not disturb mode on at scheduled time.
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6 Touch Days.
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7 Mark the checkboxes for the days when you want Do not disturb mode to turn on automatically or uncheck the unecessary ones. Then, touch Back.
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8 Touch Start time.
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9 Swipe up or down, or touch the hour and minute displays and AM or PM to enter the time Do not disturb mode will turn on. Then, touch DONE when you are set.
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10 Touch End time.
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11 Swipe up or down, or touch the hour and minute displays and AM or PM to enter the time Do not disturb mode will turn off.
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12 Then, touch DONE when you are set.
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Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode From Settings menu

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Sounds and vibration.
What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Galaxy A5 2017?
4 Touch the slider next to Do not disturb to turn it off
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Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode From the Notifications Panel

1 Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to open the Notifications Panel.
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2 Touch DISABLE to turn Do not disturb mode off.
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