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“Do Not Disturb” Android: Silence notifications

In everyday life, people have their own set of issues and challenges to go through. Whether it’s about house chores or it’s work-related, every day has a different set of responsibilities for each one of us.  With this in mind, Google created Android as a flexible system aimed to cater to different lifestyles.

For this article, I’m going to talk about one specific Android feature. A feature that some may find useful while others might not and it’s called “Do Not Disturb.” This feature is most appreciated by people who want to stay focused and complete their work in a timely manner.


What is the “Do Not Disturb” feature

As the name suggests, the “Do Not Disturb” feature of Android basically aims to not, in any way, disturb the user. Such a feature is actually perfect for busy individuals who have a lot of things going on at work.


How to use the “Do Not Disturb” feature on Android

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When the first Android phones were launched, there was no “Do Not Disturb” feature available back then. We simply had vibrate-only and silent modes. These modes were easily accessible enough by simply turning the volume of the device all the way down.

In 2015, Google introduced, along with the introduction of Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), a more complex and flexible way of silencing or muting the device notifications called “Do Not Disturb.” This feature is fairly easy to use and understand. Once you get the hang of it, it will be easy as Android Pie. Get the pun? Android…Pie?

With that in mind, I wrote an easy to follow guide on how to use the “Do not disturb (DND)” feature of Android. So if you wish to learn more about this, go ahead and hit that link.


The best third-party “Do Not Disturb” apps for Android

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Do Not Disturb Settings

Android’s “Do Not Disturb” feature is definitely one of the best features to have. Especially for those people who have a hectic time schedule. Unfortunately, this feature is not the same for all Android versions. Android 9.0 and up offers more flexibility, options, and features compared to older Android versions.

So, if you want to enjoy the benefits of this feature but the built-in feature you have is not as flexible and comprehensive, then better check out these 3rd party “Do Not Disturb apps from the Google Play store. In this article, I listed the best apps that are great as an alternative.


How to fix “Do Not Disturb” that keeps turning on

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In some cases, especially for older versions of Android, once you enabled or configured the “Do Not Disturb” settings on your device, there are instances that this feature tends to turn itself ON for no apparent reason at all.

In most cases, such an issue is caused by setting up a scheduling system. Scheduling is a feature where the DND turns itself ON on a specific time set and turns itself off as well. However, that’s not always the case.

So, if you find yourself suffering from this issue, this easy to follow step-by-step guide should do the trick on how to fix the “Do Not Disturb” feature that keeps turning ON.

Other than that, if none of our steps to fix this issue worked for you, then I recommend rebooting your Android smartphone to safe mode. By doing so, this can easily verify if an app is causing the issue or not. Otherwise, if the issue persists while in safe mode, then it could be a firmware issue.


How to fix “Do Not Disturb” that isn’t working

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If the “Do Not Disturb (DND)” feature doesn’t work as intended on your Android device despite fully configuring it properly, then you can easily fix this issue by following our guide on how to fix “Do Not Disturb” if it’s not working.

In this guide, I’ll lay out 3 different methods that will surely fix this issue. Usually, this issue is caused by improper configuration. Other than that, firmware and 3rd-party apps could potentially cause this issue as well.


How to activate “Do Not Disturb” while driving on Android

Another important factor that benefits the use of the “Do Not Disturb” function of Android is while driving. You can learn more about how to activate Do Not Disturb while driving on Android.

Having this feature activated at the times that you need it the most is one of its perks. Furthermore, it is important to prioritize one’s well-being



Got any “Do Not Disturb” related questions for us?

So what do you guys think? Is the “Do Not Disturb” feature useful or not? This post aims to provide an easier way to navigate, manage, and find the right answers and guides to your related questions or needs. So, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, hit us up in the comment section below. We’d really love to know your thoughts!

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4 Comments

  1. The do not disturbed keeps on turning itself on if I want to not be disturbed I I can turn my phone off don’t need the do not disturb. As I said it keeps on turning itself on I’ve not said no parameters don’t need it is there anyway I can delete it it is a waste of time.

  2. DND in my opinion (at least the “stock” version) is stupid. Great idea, that is majorly flawed.
    Point in case: I turn DND on, with exception of “Favorites” because I need to have those calls come through. Literally could be life or death situations. Well, thanks, Google, thanks Android, but, while the calls/texts come through sounds do not, so I have no clue that I received a call or text while asleep.
    Maybe its the phone, maybe it’s Google, maybe I am missing the one setting that says to allow sounds. Google will blame the manufacturer, Im sure, and the manufacturer will blame Google. But, if we have the option to allow certain contacts, then it seems the sounds would be enabled automatically.
    Just like everything else: people come up with great ideas. Just too damn stupid to figure out how to make them work.

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