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How To Put Someone on “Do Not Disturb”

Do Not Disturb Mode

There are times you are worn out from your daily activities, and you just want to crash into your bed with no glitch. You might be searching for answers to putting someone on Do Not Disturb because you want to work on an important project or simply because you are avoiding this person. But whatever your reasons are, we all have probably had our quiet moments when we do not want any disturbances at all. Such times are precious, and we want nothing or anyone to pry into them.

Our mobile phones are one of our sources of distraction. These distractions could be a call from a family member or a text from a friend. The question now is how to take care of these distractions by activating “Do Not Disturb” on our phones: Android or iPhone?

This article aims at helping you activate Do Not Disturb (DND) on your phone. We want you to have that quality time for yourself. Therefore we have written a step-by-step guide for Android and iPhone users to activate Do Not Disturb.

Case #1: Android Users

Before we proceed, I want you to know you might find some differences in the menu options from phone to phone. But do not worry, “Do Not Disturb” is fused into virtually all Android phones.

To activate Do Not Disturb on your Android phone, do the following:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone screen to expand the notification layer or shade.
  2. Tap the Do Not Disturb icon. It will be activated using your default or pre-defined settings.

To tweak the Do Not disturb settings, do any of the following things:

  1. Tap the drop arrow that appears at the base of the icon.
  2. Long-press on the Do Not Disturb icon.
  3. Access phone settings, proceed to Sound and Do Not Disturb preferences

Case #2: iPhone Users

You can activate Do Not Disturb with similar steps on an Android phone. But for the sake of clarity, let’s talk about it too.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to pull up the control center. But for iPhone X or later, swipe down from the upper right corner of the screen to access the control center.
  2. Tap the Do Not Disturb icon. It will be activated using your default settings.

The above steps for Android and iPhone users are manual ways to activate Do Not Disturb. You could also set Do Not Disturb to activate itself automatically by:

  1. Long-press the Do Not Disturb icon.
  2. For iPhone users, tap scheduled to set Do Not Disturb to come up and down automatically by tuning your preferred time.
  3. For Android users, long-press the Do Not Disturb icon and set your details under the automatic rules or schedule options.

Summary

We just talked about activating Do Not Disturb for Android and iPhone users. You can go on living the best of your life by enjoying every bit of your precious time by activating Do Not Disturb (DND) with a simple tap.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I silence one person on my iPhone?

Yes, it is possible to silence a specific contact on Do Not Disturb on iPhone through the messaging or contact app.

Can you put someone on “Do Not Disturb” on your iPhone?

Yes, it is possible to put a specific contact on Do Not Disturb on iPhone through the messaging or contact app.

What happens when you put someone on “Do Not Disturb”?

The person can not disturb you with calls or texts anymore. Technically speaking, you silence any text or call notifications you should usually receive from them when you put them on Do Not Disturb.

Why do calls still come through on “Do Not Disturb”?

Well, there are many tweaks for DND. The answer to this question is that Google allows your starred contacts and repeats callers. Repeat callers are people that call again within fifteen (15) minutes after their first call.

Is the silent mode on phones also known as “Do Not Disturb”?

No, silent mode on phones is not the same as Do Not Disturb. In silent mode, the phone is only muted (sound), but the display light comes up anytime you have a notification. However, both sound and display light are silenced in Do Not Disturb mode so that you are not alerted when you have any calls or texts.

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