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What is Do Not Disturb mode and how to configure it on your mobile

The do not disturb mode on mobile devices, as its name suggests, it is focused on avoiding being disturbed. Perfect, but in what way? Avoiding sounds and notifications of all kinds during a certain time, and including exceptions for possible emergencies. Thus, we can prevent the mobile from ringing when we go to sleep, for example, but let it ring if a specific contact calls us.

When we do not want the mobile device to interrupt us, we can put it in airplane mode, for example, or let it only vibrate, among other options. But the ideal is to use the do not disturb mode, due to the particularities of its operation. The best thing, to understand how it works, is to start with its configuration and go through all its options and possibilities:

This is how you configure the Android Do not disturb mode

First we will open the application Settings of our mobile device to access the section of Sound and, from there, open the section Do not disturb. Here are your options and settings, starting with the exceptions and continuing with the restriction of notifications, the default duration of this mode and the schedule, as well as access to activation if we want to use it at that time.

In the first section we have the exceptions, that is, here we can configure that the do not disturb mode, Even if it is working, allow call notifications as long as it is from starred contacts or repeated calls. And also, that sounds and notifications are allowed for messages. In exceptions, we can also allow the sound of the alarm, touch screen touches, events and reminders.

If we access the Restrict notifications section, then we will see that, when the Do not disturb mode is activated, we can have notifications but without sound, or notifications without sound or visual elements; In addition, there is a section for complete customization that lets us block the screen from turning on or hide the notification points in the apps, among many other details.

And lastly, the default duration and programming sections allow us to control how long it will remain active –default- Do not disturb mode if activated manually –for example- from the quick setting bar. And, with different options, set when Do Not Disturb mode should be activated automatically. In the latter case, among other schedules, we can set our sleep hours from Monday to Friday