If your tired of getting notifications when you are in a meeting or going to sleep for that matter, then Do Not Disturb is for you. With Do Not Disturb you can mute incoming notifications and even set up custom rules to allow some to come through should you not want to miss some of your specific contacts. In this video, I’ll show you how to setup and customize Do Not Disturb on your Galaxy S9.
Let’s take a look at how to use do not disturb on your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. So swipe down from the top of your screen and go into your settings, and at the top, we’re going to see sounds and vibration, tap on that, and at the bottom of the screen, we’re going to see do not disturb. Tap in there, and we can see do not disturb is going to mute all calls, alerts, and media sounds. And we can also allow exceptions of hide visual notifications, using all of the settings below.
Now do not disturb is going to be great for nighttime when you’re trying to go to bed or if you’re in a meeting, and you don’t want your phone to be ringing or vibrating whenever you get notifications. So you can see we can just go ahead and turn it on now by tapping on the toggle and do not disturb is going to be turned on. And this is going to mute everything, but also it is going to allow some exceptions that we have down below. So currently, you can see allow exceptions. We have alarms only. And if I tap on there, I can allow no exceptions, so it’s going to mute everything, and my phone will not vibrate, ring, or make a sound no matter what. Alarms only, so if you do use your phone as sort of an alarm clock, your alarms will still ring, but nothing else will ring. Or you can do custom, and custom is going to allow you to set up some custom rules. So we have repeat callers, calls from, messages from, events and tasks, and even reminders.
So with repeat callers, you can allow calls when they are received from the same phone number more than once within 15 minutes. So this is awesome. Say your cellphone is the only phone that you have, and there might be some sort of family emergency, and you get a call from the same number twice in a row within 15 minutes, it’s going to go ahead and bypass your do not disturb and allow it to ring through. We can also allow calls from, contacts only, favorited contacts only or none, or even all contacts. So what I can do is set it to favorites only. So that way if you set it to your family members or even your significant other, or even your best friends, whatever you want to do in your favorites. As long as they’re in your favorites list, they’ll be able to bypass your do not disturb exceptions.
We can also allow messages from, so the same rules apply to calls from. We can do all contacts only or favorite contacts only. Then we have event and task alerts that allow notifications from calendar events and tasks. Then we even have reminders down below. All we have to do is toggle these on or off or set the permissions here for calls from and messages from, and that will go ahead and set up these custom rules. But by default, you can have it set to alarms only, so that way only your alarms will ring through.
Now with custom, alarms will come through, but we’re just allowing some more custom filters to bypass the do not disturb options. Now right now it’s turned on, so I’ve toggled it on. If I wanted to I could actually turn it on as scheduled, so that way I can set this as a schedule. So you see right now, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, so every day of the week, it’s going to start at 10 p.m., and then end at seven a.m. the next day. So if I tap on there, I can actually choose which days I want it to happen on and the start time and the end time for the actual do not disturb notifications. So if I didn’t want it to go on the weekends, just tap on Saturday and Sunday. And it’s going to go ahead and turn off.
I’m going to have it start, let’s say at 10:30. This seems like a reasonable time. Tap done. And then I do get up at six a.m., so I’ll go ahead and set it for six a.m. the next day. So my actual do not disturb is set for a schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:30 to six a.m. And then I have my allow exceptions, which we set up earlier with my custom. So the app rules section, if I have any apps that want to access do not disturb, they’ll show up here, and I’ll be able to toggle them on from accessing do not disturb. And that will come whenever you download an app from the Google Play store or open an app that’s on your device that allows that. But you’ll see them here in this list.
And then for hide visual notifications, if I tap this on or off, I can hide when my screen is on, and I can hide when my screen is off. And this will prevent notifications silenced by do not disturb from appearing on the screen or from flashing the LED indicator whenever the screen is off. And you can toggle these on and off just with these quick toggles here on the right hand side of the screen.
So that is how we’ve gotten to our do not disturb from the settings menu, but there’s also a quicker way that if you swipe down your notification and come into your quick settings, you’ll notice in the bottom right hand corner I have do not disturb. If for whatever reason you do not see do not disturb here, you can also swipe to another screen or tap on the top right hand corner and change your button order and check and see if your do not disturb is down here where the buttons do not appear. And then just go ahead and drag it up and position it anywhere in your quick settings that you want to use.
So now all you have to do is tap on do not disturb and do not disturb has been turned on, I actually get a notification down below. And this is going to use all of my custom filters that I set up to actually use do not disturb. And then I can also tap and hold on do not disturb. It’s going to launch that do not disturb settings menu where we customize all of the settings for do not disturb.
So that is how you use do not disturb on your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. If you found this video useful, give it a thumbs up. If you want more videos like this, be sure and subscribe to State of Tech, and we’ll see you in the next video.
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