Although our mobile is an incessant continuum of sounds, calls and various notifications, luckily there were those who once thought of Do Not Disturb mode . It can be activated on all Android mobiles and allows our mobile to remain connected, but without anything or anyone bothering us. However, not everything should be black or white, and we can always add our own exceptions to this function.
Formerly, turning off the mobile or putting Airplane Mode, were the only ways to isolate yourself from everything that happens in our terminal. The continuous calls, messages or notices of the different applications can be our worst nightmare when we need concentration the most. This is where Do Not Disturb mode comes into play.
Do Not Disturb exceptions
As we already know and without any mystery, this mode allows you to silence the device, stop the vibration and block visual interruptions. It can be activated or deactivated by sliding your finger down from the top of the screen and tapping on its corresponding icon, in most cases it is precisely called “Do Not Disturb”
Choose what to block
If we go further in the settings in this way, we can select some exceptions, which will be interesting when we think that not everything incoming should be blocked. For this we go to Settings of our mobile and enter the Sound and Vibration options and within the Do Not Disturb function we will find the following options:
- People : Block or allow calls, messages or conversations.
- Applications : choose the applications that can send you notifications.
- Alarms and other interruptions : Block or allow alarms, multimedia content, touch sounds, reminders, or calendar events.
Determine who can interrupt
To these exceptions, we can choose the people who have a marque certificate to skip our Do Not Disturb mode and interrupt us if necessary . Within the mode settings, we will touch on “People” and within we will choose what we want to allow:
- Conversations : all conversations.
- Calls : from around the world, contacts or starred contacts
- Repeat calls : allow if the same person calls twice in 15 minutes
- Messages : everyone, contacts or highlights, reminders and events
Program Do Not Disturb mode
The best way not to forget to return to normal, and create an automatic exception, is to program how long Do Not Disturb mode remains active. To do this, within the same settings of this function, we touch on “Schedules” or “Do Not Disturb Preferences”.
Once inside we can choose how long it will be activated, in a period that can range from 15 minutes to 12 hours. We can also select the option “Until you deactivate it” or “Always ask” to have a more precise manual control.