Do not disturb mode is pretty handy. Whenever you don’t feel like disturbing your smartphone through SMS, messages, emails or calls, you put the smartphone in “Do not disturb mode” and it is heavenly peace and quiet. Of course, you could just switch the phone off for a certain period of time. But what if you want some peace and quiet, but still expect an important call? The “do not disturb mode” ensures that you will not be disturbed, but that you can still be reached for important services. You can find out how to do this in our tip article.
Do not disturb mode
Do not disturb mode can be found in the quick settings of your smartphone. You open this by swiping your finger from top to bottom across the display. Of course you can also find the option in the normal settings of your smartphone under the option Sounds and there “do not disturb”. Do not disturb mode is divided into behavior, exceptions and schedule.
behavior: By clicking on Sound & Vibration, you can choose whether the alarm clock, media or sounds are allowed to give an acoustic signal when the “Do not disturb mode” is activated. Normally, no acoustic signal can be heard or a vibration can be felt during “Do not disturb mode”, unless you allow one of the options mentioned.
Another option in behavior are the Notifications. If the “Do not disturb mode” is activated, you can select here that there is no acoustic signal for notifications or no optical or acoustic signal for notifications. Another option is the custom notifications. Here you specify how the notifications behave when the display is deactivated and activated.
If the display is deactivated, you can specify whether the display should not be switched on, whether the light should not flash or whether the “Do not disturb mode” should be terminated when notifications are received.
When the display is activated, app notification points can be hidden, icons in the status bar can be hidden, no pop-up notifications can be allowed on the display or the notifications in the notification bar can be hidden.
Exceptions: If “Do not disturb mode” is activated, all incoming calls are blocked. However, you can adjust this setting so that calls from family or other contacts that are important to you are still put through. Here you can select the “Allow calls” option, which calls are allowed to come through when the mode is activated. Clicking on it opens a context menu in which you can select whether calls from all, only from contacts, only from marked contacts or none are put through.
From everyone: During Do Not Disturb mode, all incoming calls are put through.
From contacts only: During “Do Not Disturb” mode, only calls from your saved contacts will be put through.
Only from highlighted contacts: During “Do Not Disturb” mode, only calls from highlighted contacts in your phone book are put through. Marked contacts have an asterisk and are displayed directly in the settings. You can add further contacts by clicking on a marked contact.
Contacts can also be marked via your phone book. You select the contacts, click on them to edit them, then click the asterisk at the top of the screen. Selected contacts appear at the top of the phone book.
None: Calls will not be put through while in Do Not Disturb mode; also no marked contacts.
When activated, the “Allow repeated callers” option lets a person’s call through if they dial your number again after 15 minutes, but you are still in “Do not disturb mode”.
Another option in the exceptions is News, appointments & reminders. If “Do not disturb mode” is activated, all messages, reminders and appointments are muted, except for those that you activate in the Exceptions. If you click on the option Allow messages, a context menu opens again, in which you specify whether messages from all, only from contacts, only from marked contacts or no messages during “Do not disturb mode” are to be put through. Reminders or appointments from your calendar can also be allowed during “Do not disturb mode”.
Another setting option is the Time schedule. Here you select the duration of the “Do not disturb mode” or select a rule to activate the “Do not disturb mode” automatically.
If you click on the Duration option, a context menu opens with the setting options for “Do not disturb mode” with the options Until deactivation, 1 hour – + and Ask every time.
The “Do not disturb mode” can also be activated automatically. By clicking on it, you will find preset automatic rules during the week evenings, weekends, appointments, driving the car and relaxation mode. Each rule can be adjusted by clicking on it by specifying the days for the rule as well as a start time and an end time. Furthermore, it can be activated that the alarm clock can overwrite the set closing time. This means that if the alarm clock is to ring before the set closing time, it can deactivate the “do not disturb mode”.
If the option I am currently driving is activated, it automatically detects the movement via the sensors of your smartphone and sets the “Do not disturb mode” on.
If you want to add your own rule, click on it and choose whether the rule type should be an appointment or a time.
Furthermore, in the “Do not disturb settings” at the very end there is the option “Activate now” with which you can activate all settings and thus adapt the “Do not disturb mode” to your needs.
Whether in the evening, at night, on the weekend or even while driving: the “Do not disturb mode” is a practical setting that you can adapt to your needs.