How to Turn Off Do Not Disturb on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Do Not Disturb mode on Android devices is a handy feature that allows users to silence notifications and calls temporarily. It can be useful in situations like meetings, important events, or simply when you need some uninterrupted time.

However, there may come a time when you want to turn off Do Not Disturb and regain control of your incoming alerts. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do just that.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To turn off Do Not Disturb on your Android device, start by accessing the Settings. You can do this by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear icon in the top-right corner. Alternatively, you can find the Settings app in your app drawer and tap on it.

Step 2: Locating Sound & Vibration Options

Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “Sound & vibration” option. It is usually located near the top of the list but may vary depending on your device’s manufacturer and Android version.

Step 3: Opening Do Not Disturb Settings

In the “Sound & vibration” section, look for an option related to Do Not Disturb or sound profiles. It might be labeled as “Do Not Disturb,” “Notifications,” or something similar. Tap on it to access the Do Not Disturb settings.

Step 4: Turning Off Do Not Disturb

Within the Do Not Disturb settings, you should see various options related to enabling and customizing this mode. Look for a toggle switch that indicates whether Do Not Disturb is currently active or not.

  • If it is enabled (indicated by the switch being on or colored), tap on the switch to turn off Do Not Disturb. The switch should move to the off position.
  • If it is already disabled (indicated by the switch being off or not colored), Do Not Disturb is already turned off, and you can skip this step.

Step 5: Verify Do Not Disturb is Off

Once you’ve turned off Do Not Disturb, it’s a good idea to verify that it has indeed been disabled. You can do this by checking your notification bar for any recent alerts or by asking someone to send you a test notification. If you receive notifications as expected, then Do Not Disturb is successfully turned off.


If you want to quickly enable or disable Do Not Disturb in the future, you can usually access a shortcut from your device’s notification panel. Swipe down from the top of your screen twice (or once with two fingers) to reveal the full notification panel.

Look for an icon that resembles a speaker with a strike-through or has a moon symbol. Tapping on this icon will toggle Do Not Disturb mode.

Turning off Do Not Disturb on Android devices is a straightforward process that puts you back in control of your notifications and calls. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily disable this mode whenever it’s no longer needed, ensuring that important alerts reach you without any interruptions.

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