Tech Tips

How to turn on Do Not Disturb on iPhone and Android

We know it’s hard to ignore the familiar ding or vibration that announces you have an urgent Snapchat. Or group text. Or email. But sometimes you just want to disconnect for awhile and be more present in the moment.

Your smartphone’s do not disturb functionality can help you unplug by silencing all the notifications you don’t want, while still allowing those important sounds–like your alarm clock or important calls from people on your Favorites list–to still come through.

How to turn on Do Not Disturb on iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings Do Not Disturb. From here, you can also turn on Scheduled and set a timeframe during which you don’t want to receive alerts, calls, and notifications.
  2. You can also turn on the Do Not Disturb function simply by swiping to the Control Center and tapping the “Moon” icon.

How to turn on Do not disturb on Android:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen and click on the Do not disturb icon to turn it on or off. You may have to swipe to the second screen to see more icons.
  2. You can also go to Settings > Notifications > Do not disturb and create a custom schedule for downtime. You can also allow exceptions, such as alarms and messages from people on your Favorites list.

Now you’re all set to enjoy a little quiet time!