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Fix: Do not Disturb keeps turning on

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In today’s fast-paced world, phones have become an integral part of our lives, helping people stay connected, informed and entertained. However, there are moments when people need some time away from the constant notifications, calls and messages. That’s when the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature comes to the rescue, allowing the users to enjoy their me time.

But what happens when Do Not Disturb keeps turning on unexpectedly, many users have encountered this situation where their devices repeatedly activate the DND mode without any apparent reason.

In this article, we discussed the causes of the DND keeps turning-on issue and a few ways to fix the issue on Android and iPhone.

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What are the causes of the Do Not Disturb keeps turning on issue?

Below we have mentioned a few possible causes that might be causing the Do Not Disturb keeps turning on issue.

  • The schedule on DND is on.
  • DND during bedtime is on.
  • Focus mode is on.

How to fix the issue on Android devices?

If you are an Android device user and facing the DND keeps turning on issue then we have explained a few ways that might help you resolve the issue.

Disable the DND schedule

If you have scheduled DND for certain tasks, the DND will pop up automatically for the time you have set in the schedules in DND. To disable or edit the scheduled DND follow the steps below.

  • Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
  • In the settings menu, tap on the Notifications option.
  • On the next page, tap on the Do Not Disturb option.
  • In the Do Not Disturb settings, tap on the Schedules.
  • Uncheck all the scheduled DND or the DND that you think is popping up again and again.

Disable the DND during Bedtime

If you use the Bedtime mode frequently then it is possible that it might be turning up the DND again and again, disabling the DND during bedtime might help you resolve the problem. To disable the DND during bedtime follow the steps below.

  • Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
  • In the settings menu, scroll down and tap on the Digital Wellbeing and parental controls option.
  • On the next page, tap on the Bedtime mode.
  • In the Bedtime mode settings, expand the Customise and then toggle off the Do Not Disturb for Bedtime mode.

Turn off the Focus mode

If you have enabled the Focus mode then it will hide notifications from the apps that you have selected in the Focus mode. You also get a notification from the digital wellbeing when you enable the Focus mode, so you can turn it off from the notifications panel and if you don’t see any notification in the panel then to turn off the Focus mode follow the steps below.

  • Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
  • In the settings menu, scroll down and tap on the Digital Wellbeing and parental controls option.
  • On the next page, tap on the Focus mode.
  • Tap on the Turn off now button.

How to fix the issue on iPhone?

If you are an iPhone user and facing the DND keeps turning on issue then we have explained a few ways that might help you resolve the issue.

Disable Share across devices

To ensure a smooth experience, iCloud synchronizes the Do Not Disturb status across linked devices like iPad and Mac. Remember to disable the sharing of the DND status between your devices for optimal usage. To disable the share across devices follow the steps below.

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • In the settings, tap on the Focus option.
  • Turn the toggle off beside the Share across devices.

Disable the DND schedule

iPhone also allows you to set the Do Not Disturb for a particular time, location or while using any app. Just like Android devices Scheduled DND might cause this problem. To disable the DND schedule follow the steps below.

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • In the settings, tap on the Focus option.
  • Tap on the Do Not Disturb option.
  • Then scroll down and tap on the schedule and toggle it off on the next window.

Unlink the Focus from the Lock screen

With iOS 16, you can now link a Focus profile or DND to your lock screen. If you have linked DND with your lock screen then it might be the reason you are encountering this problem. To unlink DND from the lock screen follow the steps below.

  • Swipe up to open the Control Centre and tap the Do Not Disturb/Focus button.
  • In the menu, tap the Do Not Disturb/Focus profile to deselect it.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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