For those moments when you need to clear your head and get a few minutes of peace, the Do Not Disturb feature on your phone can be a blessing. Both iPhone and Android devices have a Do Not Disturb option that functions the same way. When you turn on Do Not Disturb, calls, texts and other notifications will not make your phone ring or light up as they normally would. Your phone will still receive calls, texts and notifications, but you will not be actively notified. Your phone will store these notifications for you to check and respond to at a later time.
The difference between using Do Not Disturb and Silent modes on your phone is that in Silent mode, your phone lights up and presents notifications as it normally would, albeit without sound. In Do Not Disturb mode, your home screen can remain blissfully blank until you manually turn it on.
Enabling Do Not Disturb on your iPhone can be done in one of two ways. You can manually switch it on when you enter a situation in which you want to disable notifications, like an important meeting, or you can set it to go into Do Not Disturb mode at the same time every day—before you go to bed, for example.
To manually turn on Do Not Disturb:
To set a repeating Do Not Disturb:
Like the Do Not Disturb function on iPhone, Do Not Disturb on Android can also be scheduled or turned on manually.
To enable Do Not Disturb manually:
To schedule a recurring Do Not Disturb:
Next time you need a break from the endless news cycle, all of your group texts or the stress of your social media feed, try turning on Do Not Disturb and see if it helps you manage your screen time more effectively. We hope this article has helped you understand what Do Not Disturb mode is and how to use it. To learn more about tech topics like this one and find out about buying or selling a device, check out the Trademore blog and available phones.
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