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What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Samsung Galaxy Mega 2?

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.

Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode

From Settings

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Scroll to and touch Sounds and notification.

  4. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.

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

 

From the Quick Settings Panel

  1. Open the Quick Settings Panel by swiping two fingers slightly separated from the top of the screen to the bottom.

  2. Swipe the Quick Settings Panel to the left.

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 Sounds and notifications.

  4. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.

  5. Touch Allow exceptions.

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

  7. Mark the checkbox for each type of notification you want to set as an exception.

    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/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 Calls or Messages checkboxes are marked.

          

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

Manage Scheduling

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. Scroll to and touch Sound and notification.

  4. Touch Do not disturb.

  5. Mark the checkbox next to Set schedule to turn it on.

  6. Touch Days.

  7. Mark the checkboxes for the days when you want Do not disturb mode to turn on automatically and touch DONE.

  8. Touch Start time

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

  10. Touch End time

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

Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode

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

Using the Notification Panel

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

  2. Touch TURN OFF.

 

From the Quick Settings Panel

  1. Open the Quick Settings Panel by swiping two fingers slightly separated from the top of the screen to the bottom.

  2. Touch the Do not disturb shortcut to turn off Do not disturb mode.

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