Use Do not disturb mode on your Galaxy phone

Woman studying in a library

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. 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, software version, and phone model.

Turn Do not disturb on or off

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

Open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen. Swipe to and tap the Do not disturb icon to turn it on or off.

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

The Quick Settings panel with Do not disturb disabled

Do not disturb schedule

You can also set a time for Do not disturb to automatically activate, so you won't be interrupted during an important meeting.

Open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen. Touch and hold the Do not disturb icon to open up its settings. Tap Turn on as scheduled, and then tap Add (the plus icon) to create a new schedule for yourself.

Enter your desired settings, and then tap Save. Tap the switch to turn your new schedule on or off.

New schedule screen with a list of options and settings

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.

Open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen. Touch and hold the Do not disturb icon to open up its settings. Tap Allow exceptions, and then choose from the displayed options.

Allow exceptions menu for Do not disturb

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