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Use Do Not Disturb Feature on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

Do not disturb mode mutes all 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.

Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  6. Mark the checkbox next to Turn on now to turn on Do not disturb mode. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature

Using the Quick Settings Panel

  1. Using two fingers slightly separated, swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to access the Quick Settings Panel. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  2. Touch the Do not disturb shortcut to turn on Do not disturb mode.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature

Set Up Exceptions

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

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 DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications. 

  5. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.

  6. Touch Allow exceptions.

  7. Touch the slider off at the top-right corner to turn Allow exceptions on.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  8. Mark the checkbox for each type of notification you want to set as an exception.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature

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 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.

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 the DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.

  6. Mark the checkbox next to Turn on as scheduled to set the days and times Do not disturb mode will be on or off. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  7. Touch Days.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  8. Mark the checkboxes for the days when you want Do not disturb mode to turn on automatically. Touch DONE.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  9. 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.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  10. 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.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature

Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode

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

Using the Notification Panel

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

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  2. Touch TURN OFF.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature

Using the Quick Settings Panel

  1. Using two fingers slightly separated, swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to access the Quick Settings Panel. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature
  2. Touch the Do not disturb shortcut to turn off Do not disturb mode.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Do Not Disturb Feature

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