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What is the Do Not Disturb Feature, and How do I use it on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5?

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.

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Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode

From Settings

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Sounds and notifications.

    It may be necessary to touch the DEVICE tab and then touch Sounds and notifications.

  4. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.
  5. Touch the slider to turn Do not disturb mode on.

Using the Quick Panel

  1. Using two fingers slightly separated, swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to access the Quick Panel.
  2. Touch the Do not disturb shortcut to turn on Do not disturb mode.

Set Up Exceptions

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Sounds and notifications.

    It may be necessary to touch the DEVICE tab and then touch Sounds and notifications.

  4. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.
  5. Touch Allow exceptions.
  6. Touch the slider to turn Allow exceptions on.
  7. Mark the checkbox for each type of notification you want to set as an exception.
  8. The following options are available:

    • Alarms: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for alarms. This checkbox will be marked automatically.
    • Messages: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for incoming messages.
    • Calls and/or messages from: Choose whose calls and/or messages will cause your device to play a notification sound or vibrate. Select All, Favorite contacts only, or Contacts only.

      This option is only available when the Messages checkbox is marked.

    • Events and reminders: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for Calendar events and personal reminders.

Manage Scheduling

If you turn on Do not disturb mode manually, it will not turn off automatically at a previously scheduled time.

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 notifications.

    It may be necessary to touch the DEVICE tab and then touch Sounds and notifications.

  4. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.
  5. Mark the Set schedule checkbox.
  6. Touch Days.
  7. Mark the checkboxes for the days when you want Do not disturb mode to turn on automatically. Touch DONE.
  8. Touch Start time. Touch the up or down arrows and AM or PM to set the time Do not disturb mode will turn on. Touch OK.
  9. Touch End time. Touch the up or down arrows and AM or PM to set the time Do not disturb mode will turn off. Touch OK.

Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode

You can quickly turn off Do not disturb mode using shortcuts in the Notification and Quick panels.

Using the Notification Panel

  1. Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to access the Notification Panel.
  2. Touch TURN OFF.

Using the Quick Panel

  1. Using two fingers slightly separated, swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to access the Quick Panel.
  2. Touch the Do not disturb shortcut to turn off Do not disturb mode.

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