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Set your phone to Do Not Disturb

Woman and man at a restaurant with Do Not Disturb menu on a Galaxy phone

Studying the night before an exam? A distraction is the last thing you need. Don’t let anything pull your focus with Do Not Disturb. It mutes all alerts on your phone when you really need some peace and quiet. You can also set Do Not Disturb to turn on or off automatically at scheduled times, like at a family dinner or during an important work meeting. Of course, you can always set certain alerts as exceptions so you don’t miss an important call.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Turn Do Not Disturb on or off

When you need a break, unplug in a few simple steps. Enjoy the peace and quiet.

Open Quick Settings, swipe down from the top of the screen using two fingers. Swipe to and touch the Do not disturb icon to turn it on or off. 

You can also go to Settings, search for and select Do not disturb. Touch the switch next to Do not disturb to turn it on or off.

Do not disturb on the Quick Settings panel

Do Not Disturb schedule

You can also set a time for Do Not Disturb to automatically activate, so you'll be all set for that big meeting. From Settings, search for and select Do not disturb. Touch Do not disturb again, and then touch Turn on as scheduled. Touch the switch, and then select and adjust the settings as desired.

Turn on as scheduled for Do not disturb

Set up exceptions

When you want to turn on Do Not Disturb mode to concentrate but are expecting an important call, you can allow exceptions and customize what alerts you receive. From Settings, search for and select Do not disturb. Touch Do not disturb again, touch Allow exceptions and then choose from the displayed options.

Allow exceptions for Do not disturb

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