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How to turn off DND on Android?

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Have you missed important business or family calls or notifications because your phone was in DND mode? If you answer yes, you should consider turning off DND on your Android device.

In this article, we’ll show you how to disable DND on Android and how to adjust the features and options that come with it. Before that, first, let us understand a bit about the Do Not Disturb mode.

What is the Do Not Disturb mode on Android?

Android’s Do Not Disturb (DND) mode is a nifty feature that puts your phone on a silent spree.

DND mode lets you quell the noise of notifications, alerts, calls, and messages for a set duration or until further notice. Plus, it allows you to handpick exceptions, like letting alarms, reminders, specific contacts, or chosen apps bypass the DND curfew.

It’s handy when you’re gearing up to tackle a project, evade pesky distractions, savour uninterrupted sleep, or revel in moments of serenity. However, tread carefully; too much DND might mean missing vital chats from family, friends, workmates, or clients. So, knowing how to disable DND mode on your Android device and tailor it to your preferences is essential.

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How to turn off DND on Android?

You can turn off DND on Android using two methods:

Turn off DND manually

Swipe down from the top of your screen to access the notification panel, then tap the Do Not Disturb icon. This will toggle the DND mode on or off.

Alternatively, head to Settings > Sound and vibration > Do Not Disturb and then tap on Turn off now.

Turn off DND automatically

To turn off DND automatically, you can set a schedule for the DND to turn off at the scheduled time.

Head to Settings > Sound and vibration > Do Not Disturb > Schedules. Then, select a period or an event from the calendar. Tap on the respective option to further tweak the settings and then play with additional settings. We’ll explore some of these settings in the next section.

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How to customize DND settings on Android?

We have already explained how you can find the DND settings on your Android device. The steps may slightly differ depending on your device model and Android version, but the theme remains the same.

Head to the DND settings and then follow the tips below:

  • Tap on Schedules to edit, delete or add new automatic rules for DND mode.
  • Tap on People and Apps to choose which notifications, calls and messages are allowed or blocked during DND mode. You can also allow repeat callers, starred or emergency contacts to reach you even when DND mode is on.
  • Tap on Display options for hidden notifications to adjust how your phone displays notifications during DND mode. You can choose to hide them completely, show them silently or show them with sound and pop-ups.

In conclusion, the Do Not Disturb mode on Android is a handy feature, but you should know when to use it and when to turn it off. You can follow the method and tips mentioned in the article to tweak your Android’s DND settings as per your preference.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]