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What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it on my Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport?

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.

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. Mark the checkbox next to Turn on now.

 

 

From 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.

  2. Touch Do not disturb to turn on Do not disturb mode.

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 notifications.

  4. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb

  5. Touch Allow exceptions.

  6. Choose whether to allow No exceptionsAlarms only, or Custom exceptions.

  7. If you chose Custom, mark the checkbox next to each exception you want to turn on. 

    Choose from the following options:

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

  4. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb.

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

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

  6. Touch Days.

  7. Mark the checkboxes for the days when you want Do not disturb mode to turn on automatically and then press the Back key.

  8. Touch Start time.

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

  10. Touch End time

  11. Touch KEYPAD or the hour and minute displays to enter 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. Scroll to and touch Sounds and notifications.

  4. Scroll to and touch Do not disturb

  5. Unmark the checkbox next to Turn on now.

 

 

From the Notification Panel

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

  2. In the Do not disturb mode on notification, touch TURN OFF.

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