Galaxy Tab S3: What is the Do not disturb feature, and how do I use it

Last Update Date : Apr 12. 2018

Do not disturb


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 the Settings menu


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps.

2. Touch Settings Settings.

3. Touch Sounds and vibration.

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4. Touch the slider OFF next to Do not disturb to turn on Do not disturb mode ON.

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5. When Do not disturb mode is active, a specific icon is displayed on the top left corner of the screen:

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Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode From the Quick Settings Panel


1. To open the Quick Settings Panel, swipe from the top to the bottom of the screen, using two fingers.

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

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Allow Exceptions


Note: If alarms are not set as an exception, Do not disturb mode will silence all alarms set on your device.

If you want to receive notifications from certain apps even when Do not disturb mode is turned on, you must set these notifications as exceptions.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps.

2. Touch Settings Settings.

3. Touch Sounds and vibration.

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4. Touch Do not disturb.

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5. Touch Allow exceptions.

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

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Note: We strongly recommend you to choose Alarms only or Custom.

7. If you chose Custom, touch the slider OFF next to each exception you want to turn on ON and set different options:

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 • Alarms: Allow notification sounds and vibrations for alarms. This feature will be turned on automatically. We strongly recommend you to leave this option activated.

 • 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.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps.

2. Touch Settings Settings.

3. Touch Sounds and vibration.

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4. Touch Do not disturb.

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5. Touch the slider OFF next to Enable as scheduled to turn Do not disturb mode on ON at scheduled time.

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6. Touch Days.

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7. Mark the checkboxes for the days when you want Do not disturb mode to turn on automatically or uncheck the unnecessary ones. Then, touch DONE.

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8. Touch Start time.

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9. Swipe up or down, or touch the hour and minute displays and AM or PM to enter the time Do not disturb mode will turn on. Then, touch DONE when you are set.

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10. Touch End time.

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11. Swipe up or down, or touch the hour and minute displays and AM or PM to enter the time Do not disturb mode will turn off. Then, touch DONE when you are set.

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Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode From Settings menu


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps.

2. Touch Settings Settings.

3. Touch Sounds and vibration.

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4. Touch the slider ON next to Do not disturb to turn it off OFF.

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Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode From the Notifications Panel


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

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2. Touch the Do not disturb enabled notification and then touch DISABLE to turn Do not disturb mode off.

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