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How to Use Do-Not-Disturb on the Galaxy S8



This guide will walk you through how to set up and use Do-not-Disturb mode on the Galaxy S8, and why you’d want to. Do-not-disturb mode is a popular feature that will help you keep your phone completely silent during important times of the day.

Whether you’re walking into a meeting at work, at school, or just want to keep your phone silent, this is the easiest way. You can instantly turn Do-not-disturb on and off, or set a custom timer that will match your schedule.

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On the Galaxy S8, Do-not-Disturb mode mutes all calls, texts, alerts, notifications and media sounds. You can allow exceptions like a family member or repeat callers, completely customize it, and even hide visual notifications. Here’s how to set it up.

How to Use Do-Not-Disturb on Galaxy S8

You can quickly turn this mode on, or set it to come on automatically on a schedule. I have DnD set to turn on at 10:30 PM each night, and turn off at 6:30 AM. That way nothing bothers me while I’m sleeping, and that includes visual notifications.

  1. Head to Settings in the app tray or tap the gear-shaped settings button in the notification bar
  2. Select Sounds & vibrations
  3. Scroll down to Do-Not-Disturb
  4. Turn it On, or tap on it for more settings, schedules, exceptions and more

To quickly silence everything just flip the switch to ON. Or, tap the option to go in and make some changes. Keep in mind that DnD will completely kill all sounds and notifications, including alarms.

However, if you’re planning on using it more than this one time, customize what goes silent so you can get the most out of your phone. You can get rid of everything but alarms, or specific exceptions. We like the repeat callers exception. If a family member calls 3-4 times in a row, DnD will let the call make nouse, by assuming it’s important enough that someone called multiple times.

There are even exceptions like specific friends or family members can still call or text you, while everything else gets silenced until morning. Choose a contact from your phone and add it to the exception list. You can allow specific apps to disregard the DnD mode, while others stay silent. Then, don’t forget that certain events, tasks, or reminders can come through if you allow them to.

Do-Not-Disturb Quick Toggle

While a custom schedule is the best route, you can instantly turn DnD on and off in the quick settings pulldown bar too. That way in case of emergency meetings or important situations you can quickly toggle it on and off without fumbling through your settings menu.

Just pull down the notification bar, swipe down a second time, and tap the DnD button as shown below. It’s the circle with a line through it, in case you’re wondering what each notification bar icon means.

This is easier than going into settings and taking all those other steps. Then, when you’re ready just pull down again and tap the icon to disable do-not-disturb mode. Putting your phone back to normal the moment you walk out of work or a meeting.

Now you know how to use, customize, and quickly access this mode, take advantage of it. Before you go, take a peek at these tips to fix Galaxy S8 battery life problems.

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