What’s good about an Android device is that it has a lot of features that are helpful and important to Android users. But what if these features start to show bugs and become an annoyance? One of which is the “Do not disturb” feature on Android that keeps turning on.
There are a lot of complaints about the “do not disturb” feature on Android being erratic. There are various reasons why this happens to Android users and I’ll show you how to fix everything step-by-step.
Fixing an automatically scheduled DND time
Let’s start with the simplest cause. Before you do anything else on your Android device, make sure your device isn’t set to an automatically scheduled “do not disturb” time.
1. Check your settings
To do this, go to your “Settings > Do not disturb.”
2. Turn off ‘Set Time’ function
Now, you’ll see the “Manual” and “Set Time” function. Tap “Set Time” to turn on/off your scheduled “do not disturb” time. Tap “Manual” to manually toggle your “Do not disturb” function.
If you accidentally activated the “Set time” feature, then your Android phone would automatically activate the “do not disturb” feature at your set time. Disable this feature by turning on “Manual.”
Fixing faulty shortcuts
A lot of users have reported that the manual “do not disturb” shortcut on their device’s dropdown menu keeps turning on. If you have the same problem on your device, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the feature through the dropdown menu
Turn off your “do not disturb” mode through your device’s dropdown menu. Proceed to the next step.
2. Turn the feature off through settings
Now, go to “Settings > Do not disturb.” Tap on Manual.
By turning the “Manual” feature on, the “Do not disturb” feature will only open when you access it deliberately. Otherwise, check if you have a broken LCD screen that automatically presses on certain areas of your screen.
Using an app to fix the problem
If the first and second methods didn’t work, then here’s the last method you can try. Use an app called “Do Not Disturb Toggle.”
This app helps Android users to turn on/off their “do not disturb” modes on a widget. It runs on Android 6.0 and up.
1. Install the app
Before you can use the widget, you’ll first have to install the app via the Play Store.
2. Open the app
Once installed, Tap on “Open.” Then it will take you to the “DND” permission page. Tap on “DND Toggle.”
3. Allow access
To let your device run the app, you will have to allow permission for the app to make changes in your device’s “do not disturb” mode. Tap Allow to grant permission.
4. Use it from your app drawer
Go to your app drawer or home screen and find Do Not Disturb Toggle app. Manually tap the app to turn on/off your “do not disturb” mode. It will show a quick prompt saying “Normal” or “Quiet” to let you know which mode you’re on. And you’re done!
Is the Do Not Disturb Toggle app free?
Yes. It is completely free to install and doesn’t require in-app purchases.
Are there any other DND apps I can use?
Yes. There are other do-not-disturb apps for Android that you can install from the Play Store. Check this article for the best Android do-not-disturb apps.
Is there a DND app for my Android Wear?
Yes. There is an app called Do Not Disturb Sync for Wear. It’s an app dedicated to synch the do-not-disturb function on your smartphone and Android Wear.
The “Do not disturb” feature on Android is very useful. Especially when attending an important gathering, playing games, or just wanting to have a good night sleep. But if it’s stuck to never disturbing you forever, then it starts to feel like it’s not a smartphone anymore.
This problem causes a lot of trouble for people who have a scheduled meeting or something very important for them to be notified about. Thankfully, it’s an easy problem to solve.
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