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What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?

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.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

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 vibration.

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

  4. Touch Do not disturb.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  5. Touch the slider off next to Turn on now to turn Do not disturb mode on.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb

 

 

From the Quick Settings Panel

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

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  2. Touch View more to open the Quick Settings Panel.

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

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb

Allow 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. Scroll to and touch Sounds and vibration.

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

  4. Touch Do not disturb.

  5. Touch Allow exceptions.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  6. Choose whether to allow No exceptionsAlarms only, or Custom exceptions.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  7. If you chose Custom, touch the slider off  next to each exception you want to turn on. 

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  8. Choose from the following options:

    • Alarms: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for alarms. This feature will be turned on automatically.

    • 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, Favorite contacts only, or None.

    • Messages from: Choose whose messages will cause your device to play a notification sound or vibrate. Select All, Contacts only, Favorite 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. If Do not disturb mode is on when you create or edit a schedule, it will turn off at the new scheduled time.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Scroll to and touch Sounds and vibration.

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

  4. Touch Do not disturb.

  5. Touch the slider off next to Turn on as scheduled to turn it on so you can set the dates and times Do not disturb will be on or off.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb

    If Do not disturb mode is on, it will be turned off when you select Turn on as scheduled.

  6. Touch Days.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  7. Mark the checkboxes for the days when you want Do not disturb mode to turn on automatically and then touch Back.

  8. Touch Start time

  9. Touch the hour and minute displays and AM or PM to enter the time Do not disturb mode will turn on and then touch DONE.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  10. Touch End time

  11. Touch the hour and minute displays and AM or PM to enter the time Do not disturb mode will turn off and then touch DONE.

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Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode

From Settings

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Scroll to and touch Sounds and vibration.

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

  4. Touch Do not disturb.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  5. Touch the slider on next to Turn on now to turn Do not disturb mode off.

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb

 

 

From the Notification Panel

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

    Samsung Galaxy Note5 Do Not Disturb
  2. In the Do not disturb turned on notification, touch TURN OFF.

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