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Be Distraction Free with Do Not Disturb on Galaxy Note8

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.

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

Turn On Do Not Disturb

When you need a break, unplug with these simple steps.

From the Notification Panel

  1. To access the Notification Panel, swipe down from the top of the screen.

  2. To display all the Quick Settings, swipe down again.

  3. Swipe to the left if needed.

  4. Touch Do not disturb.

   

From Settings

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Do not disturb.

  3. To turn on Do not disturb, touch the slider next to Turn on now.

  4. To turn off Do not disturb, touch the slider again.

Do Not Disturb Schedule

Schedule a time for Do Not Disturb to activate. You’re all set for that 9 a.m. business meeting.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Do not disturb.

  3. To set a schedule, touch the slider next to Turn on as scheduled.

  4. To adjust the schedule, touch Days, Start time, End time, and then set the schedule to your preference.

Set Up Exceptions

Get choosy about what alerts you receive by allowing exceptions. Here’s how to customize alerts:

If the exceptions are not adjusted, Do not disturb will silence all alerts set on your phone.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Do not disturb.

  3. Touch Allow exceptions.

  4. Choose from the displayed options.

    • No exceptions: Mute all calls, alerts, and media.

    • Alarms only: Allow only alarms to sound or vibrate while Do not disturb is turned on.

    • Custom: Set custom exceptions that can sound or vibrate while Do not disturb is turned on.

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