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What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Samsung Galaxy S6 active™?

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.

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

Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode

From Settings

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Touch Do not disturb.

  6. Touch the slider off to turn Do not disturb mode on.

 

Using Notification Panel Shortcuts

  1. Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to access the Notification Panel.

  2. Swipe to the left over the quick settings panel at the top of the screen.

  3. Touch the Do not disturb shortcut to turn on the feature.

Set Up Exceptions

If there are select notifications you want to receive even when Do not disturb mode is turned on, you can set these notifications as exceptions.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the MY DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Touch Do not disturb.

  6. Touch Allow exceptions.

  7. Touch the slider off to turn Allow exceptions on.

  8. Touch the slider off for each exception you want to turn on. 

  9. Choose from the following options:

    • Alarms: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for alarms. This checkbox will be marked automatically.

    • Calls: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for incoming phone calls.

    • Messages: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for incoming messages.

    • Calls and messages from: Choose whose Calls and 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 Calls or Messages checkboxes are marked.

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

  10. Press the Back key to return to the previous screen.

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 and off automatically at scheduled times.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the MY DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Touch Do not disturb.

  6. Touch the slider off to turn Set schedule on and touch OK.

  7. Touch Days.

  8. Mark the checkboxes for the days when you want Do not disturb mode to turn on automatically. Press the Back key to return to the previous screen.

  9. Touch Start time

  10. Touch the up or down arrows and AM or PM to set the time Do not disturb mode will turn on and then touch DONE.

  11. Touch End time

  12. Touch the up or down arrows and AM or PM to set the time Do not disturb mode will turn off and then touch DONE.

Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode

From Settings

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Touch Do not disturb.

  6. Touch the slider on to turn Do not disturb mode off.

 

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 Notification Panel Shortcuts

  1. Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to access the Notification Panel.

  2. Swipe to the left over the quick settings panel at the top of the screen.

  3. Touch the Do not disturb shortcut to turn off the feature.

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