Phone notifications can divert the attention of user especially when you’re in a work meeting or trying to pay attention and take notes in a lecture hall. Not only that, but the light of a notification in the night when it blinks can disturb your sleep.
When you know there are times that you absolutely don’t need your phone ringing and blinking with notications. Android gives you the ability to turn on (and temporarily turn off) Do Not Disturb mode. It is very easy to set up and It’s all found in your phone settings.
How to set up automatic Do Not Disturb rules on an Android phone.
Here are some rules that you must follow them:
- Tap Sounds from your phone’s Settings.
- And then tab Do Not Disturb.
- You will see some Scheduled rules. Tap Add.
- Here you set the parameters of the Do Not Disturb rules according to your need. For the sake of this how-to, I’ve selected Monday to Saturday.
- After that Tap From to select the time when Do Not Disturb mode will automatically turn on.
- Again Tap “To” to select the time when Do Not Disturb mode will automatically turn off
- From Do Not Disturb menu, you will want to turn your focus to Allow Interruptions.
- From here, you can easily set exceptions for Calls or Messages from everyone (contacts only, favorites only, or no one) according to your choice.
- You can also allow interruptions from Repeated calls.
“which means that another call from the same person or phone number received within three minutes will not be silenced”
By using these rules your phone will automatically turn off notifications during the set times on the selected days. You can also add custom rules as you need. After that, you’ll never be bothered by annoying notifications during study times or while you sleep.
DND Rules are a core Android feature.
These rules into Android at a system level so you should be able to find them on any Android phone you’re using, as long as you’re using a phone running Android 8.1 or above. Earlier versions of Android may show these features in a different manner.