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Be Present! How to Turn on Your Phone’s Do Not Disturb Feature

We know it’s hard to ignore the familiar ding or vibration that announces you have an urgent Snapchat. Or group text. Or Instagram message. But sometimes you need to disconnect, turn off and be more present in your life.

Your smartphone’s Do Not Disturb functionality can help you unplug by silencing notifications, while still letting you use other features.

So if you know someone who needs help concentrating on the people in front of them in real life (wink, nudge), share these tips from our team of tech experts.

How to Turn on Do Not Disturb on iOS:

Drag your finger from the bottom of the screen up to view the quick menu.

Tap the crescent moon icon to silence all notifications.

How to Turn on Do Not Disturb on Android Nougat (7.0 and above):

Drag the notification bar down.

Tap the Settings icon, usually a gear.

Tap Sound and Vibration (Samsung) or Sound (Pixel).

Tap Do Not Disturb.

How to Turn on Do Not Disturb on Android Marshmallow (6.0):

Drag the notification bar down.

Tap the 3 boxes at the top right to view the full quick action menu.

Tap Do Not Disturb.

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