Do Not Disturb mode

For older Android 5 Lollipop releases read next article

Choose when and how you wish to be interrupted with incoming calls, alerts and notifications. The Do Not Disturb feature mutes all calls, alerts and notifications on your mobile device. You have the option of customizing which notifications, alerts or calls you wish to have go through when the Do Not Disturb option is selected.

  • Open Sound Profile and tap on the menu
  • Tap on Edit Profiles
  • Select the profile you want to modify the settings.
  • Expand the section Do Not Disturb mode. You can select between these options:

OFF  This will be the normal way for most of the profiles. Do Not Disturb mode is off, so the device will let all the calls and all the messages to reach you. They will use the volumes set in the Volumes section.

ON  Do Not Disturb is activated so calls, alerts and notifications on your device are silenced. But you could specify to be disturbed by any of the following options:

  • Calls: You can choose from one of these options: From anyone, From contacts only, From starred contacts only, or From None.
  • Messages:  You can choose from one of these options: From anyone, From contacts only, From starred contacts only, or From None.
  • Repeat callers:  Yes or No. In case you set Yes, if a same caller calls you twice in a 15 minute period, the second call will sound. This is good for emergency calls at night, for example from the Hospital or from the Police. If they call you several times, it must be urgent.
This behavior could be different depending on the device you are using, for example:
-In standard Android it is: If the same person calls a second time within a 15 minute period.
-In Huawei devices it is: A second call from the same person within 3 minutes will not be silenced.
-In Samsung devices: Allow calls when they're received from te same phone number more than once within 15 minutes
Basically it is to allow a caller to sound if he/she has called you several times in a row.
  • Touch sounds: Those sounds that come by default in your device when pressing the keys or blocking/unblocking the screen. I personally don’t like these sounds, so in my case they are always off. I guess some people love that (specially those that sit next to me in the train or on the bus) so they could choose to have it “yes” or to use “no” for profiles like Night or Silent (or “Train or Bus”).
  • Events and Reminders: The Google Calendar events and or reminders. If we are in a Meeting we don’t want a chime to sound with the text “Buy milk”.
  • Non-Priorities: What to do with the non-priorities? What to do with the unwanted calls, unwanted messages or notifications? Of course they will not sound (they are non-priorities) but will they even be displayed in the screen? In case we want to see them in the screen we can choose to display them or not. This is useful for situations, for example, when you want to have a “watch video” profile when you don’t want to be interrupted by any notification on the screen, unless of course, it is one the priorities (your boss, your kid, …). Also, maybe at night, you don’t want notifications to flash the screen or the leds, so it would be good to hide all the non priorities. After that, once you activate another profile, they will show up all at the same time. This way you avoid having blinking screens or blinking leds in the middle of the night.


These are example settings:

A calls only profile:

  • Calls: From anyone
  • Messages: From none
  • Repeat callers: Yes  
  • Touch sounds: No
  • Events: No
  • Reminders: No
  • Non-Priorities: Display

A Church profile:

  • Calls: From none
  • Messages: From none
  • Repeat callers: No  
  • Touch sounds: No
  • Events: No
  • Reminders: No
  • Non-Priorities: Display

A Work profile:

  • Calls: From starred contacts
  • Messages: From starred contacts
  • Repeat callers: Yes
  • Touch sounds: No
  • Events: Yes
  • Reminders: Yes
  • Non-Priorities: Display

A Night profile to only be able to be disturbed by emergency calls:

  • Calls: From none
  • Messages: From none
  • Repeat callers: Yes
  • Touch sounds: No
  • Events: No
  • Reminders: No
  • Non-Priorities: Hide

A temporary profile to show your friends the pictures you took last weekend and you don’t want to be interrupted by a indiscreet message of your partner in the middle of the screen:

  • Calls: From anyone
  • Messages: From none
  • Repeat callers: Yes
  • Touch sounds: No
  • Events: No
  • Reminders: No
  • Non-Priorities: Hide.

You could create a profile to only accept calls from specific contacts, read this article for more info.
Do not hesitate to ask if you want me to explain specific information: corcanoe@gmail.com

8 thoughts on “Do Not Disturb mode”

  1. Since the last two Samsung system updates, the phone doesn’t ring on night mode or calls only. All the settings are correct–but no sound for phone calls. Is there a way I can fix this?

    1. Hello

      Please, send me your settings using the Contact Me option of the SoundProfile main menu. In that email tell me your issue so I can remember it (I receive many emails from many users).

      1. I’ve got the same issue with new galaxy s20 android 11. When in “do not disturb on” like night profile, the alarm did not sound! Cannot use it due to that issue. Please help. Thanks
        Rafi

        1. Hello

          Please, send me your settings using the Contact Me option of the SoundProfile main menu. In that email tell me your issue so I can remember it (I receive many emails from many users).

  2. I set up a profile where I’d still get notifications from starred contacts when Do Not Disturb was turned on. Used to work great but doesn’t work at all anymore. Please advise.

    1. Hello.
      To ask questions or to report errors, please send an email directly to the developer at corcanoe@gmail.com
      You will receive help shortly.
      Using these reviews I am not able to get the detailed information I need.
      Thanks

  3. Hi i love your app, so thank you.
    I do have one frustration which i can’t seem to solve, when I set my profile 6 to silent with no vibration, there are some notifications which change the profile back to vibrate and then usually do a countdown of 9 seconds brfore resetting back to no vibrate option.
    At times when several notifications come in it resets to vibrate mode permanently and doesn’t do the countdown to go back to no vibrate.
    I use a Huawei mate 20 x.
    Can you please advise how to stop 6 this from happening, and is there a way to change the count down from 9 seconds to instant to reset the vibrations mode

    1. Hello

      Please, send me your settings using the Contact Me option of the SoundProfile main menu. In that email tell me your issue so I can remember it (I receive many emails from many users).
      Tell me also the profile you are using for these testings.

Leave a Reply to admin9864 Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published but it is necessary for me to answer you.
Any comments with links will automatically be deleted.

Your message will only be visible after manual moderation.
Any comments with links will automatically be deleted.