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How to block all notifications with Do Not Disturb mode

What is Android Do Not Disturb mode?

The Android Do Not Disturb mode It is the one that allows you to put the device in silent mode and without vibration. It blocks all sounds and prevents vibrations from occurring, but has extra settings that must be detailed to make the most of its operation. For example, when activating it you can choose to pass the notifications of the applications with Priority, only the alarm ones or have total silence. You can also set a time limit from fifteen minutes to twelve hours, so you don’t have to worry about deactivating it by hand.

In the same way they can be applied Automatic rules for, for example, the weekend. You can choose the days, the start and end time and the Do Not Disturb preferences, automating the experience to the limit. You can even sync up with important calendar events. But, if we also want the notifications to be seen neither with the active screen nor with the locked screen, we will have to do an extra configuration.

So you can block notifications with Android’s Do Not Disturb mode

Lower the panel Quick Settings from any screen of your device and look for the option to Do not disturb. Hold down the button until it takes you to a new menu of Settings. In this new screen, the lower area is dedicated to the Automatic rules. You will have some presets that you can edit to taste, but you can configure your own.

What interests us, above all, is the top menu. The first option is called Priority only allows and refers to what we mentioned at the beginning of the text and the various modes of Do not disturb. Here you can select which applications can bypass Do Not Disturb mode to get your attention. The second menu is called Block visual interruptions and it will be the most interesting in order to block notifications.

block Android Do Not Disturb mode notifications

Enter and you will see two options: Lock with screen on Y Lock with screen off. By activating both, all notifications that are muted will not appear on the screen at any time with Do not disturb mode. Activate them and there will be one last step.

Go back down the menu Quick settings and look for the button Do not disturb. Instead of holding it down, click on the little arrow next to the text. It will tell you that the mode is deactivated, but you must activate it by clicking on the switch at the top right. Do it and the three available modes will appear above. Select mode Total silence And now, no notification will bother you again, neither with sound, nor with vibration, nor by appearing: they will all be blocked.

block Android Do Not Disturb mode notifications