How to Put Android on Do Not Disturb

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of constantly being bombarded with notifications on your Android device? Do you wish there was a way to temporarily silence all those distractions and focus on the task at hand?

Well, you’re in luck! Android’s “Do Not Disturb” feature allows you to do just that. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps of putting your Android device on “Do Not Disturb” mode.

Step 1: Accessing the Sound & Notifications Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the main Settings menu. You can typically find this by tapping on the gear-shaped icon in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the settings cog icon.

Step 1.1: Finding Sound & Notifications

Once you’re in the main Settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Sound & Notifications” option. It’s usually located towards the top of the list.2: Entering Sound & Notifications

Tap on “Sound & Notifications” to enter its submenu. This is where all of your device’s sound and notification settings are located.

Step 2: Enabling “Do Not Disturb” Mode

Now that you’re in the Sound & Notifications submenu, scroll down until you find the “Do Not Disturb” option.

Step 2.1: Understanding “Do Not Disturb” Options

Tapping on “Do Not Disturb” will present you with several options for configuring how this mode works. Let’s take a look at what each option means:

  • Priority Only: This option allows you to select which types of notifications are allowed to interrupt you while in “Do Not Disturb” mode.
  • Alarms Only: This option will silence all notifications except for alarms.
  • Total Silence: This option will completely silence your device, blocking all sounds and vibrations.
  • Custom: This option allows you to customize the behavior of “Do Not Disturb” mode according to your preferences.

Step 2.2: Choosing Your Preferred Option

Select the option that best suits your needs by tapping on it. For example, if you only want alarms to break through the silence, choose “Alarms Only”.

Step 3: Scheduling “Do Not Disturb” Mode

If you prefer, you can also schedule “Do Not Disturb” mode to activate automatically during specific times. To do this:

Step 3.1: Navigating to the Scheduling Options

In the “Do Not Disturb” submenu, scroll down until you find the “Schedules” section.

Step 3.2: Adding a Schedule

Tap on “Schedules” and then tap on the “+” or “Add schedule” button to create a new schedule.3: Configuring Your Schedule

In the schedule configuration screen, set the start and end times for when you want “Do Not Disturb” mode to activate automatically. You can also choose which days of the week this schedule should apply to.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to put your Android device on “Do Not Disturb” mode. Now you can enjoy uninterrupted focus and peace of mind, free from the constant distractions of notifications.

Remember, if you ever need to disable “Do Not Disturb” mode, simply follow the same steps outlined in this tutorial and select the “None” option or toggle off the schedule, if applicable.

Enjoy your newfound tranquility!

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