This Galaxy S20 guide explains what Do Not Disturb (DND) on Samsung Galaxy S20 is, how to enable and disable it on-the-fly, or based on predefined schedules, how to customize Do Not Disturb on Samsung Galaxy S20 so that you can allow specific contacts to reach you and certain apps to alert you.
The DND feature is common on most Galaxy phones. So this guide applies to not only Galaxy S20 but also other Samsung Galaxy phones with Android 10, for example, Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy Note 9.
What is Do Not Disturb?
Android Marshmallow (Android 6) introduced the Do Not Disturb to help users limit interruptions from the phone and therefore improve productivity.
Over the last a few Android releases, Google fine-tuned this feature to make it easy to understand and easy to use.
Basically, on Samsung Galaxy S20, Do Not Disturb mode allows you to filter interruptions so that:
- Only some contacts can ring you.
- Most notifications are silenced.
- You can choose to hide specific or even all notifications.
- You can manage an exception list.
Please note, Samsung removed some Do Not Disturb features found in the stock Android, for example,
- You cannot trigger DND automatically based on calendar events. In most other Android phones, you can add event-based rules to turn on DND automatically.
- You cannot allow apps to overwrite DND.
So, do not assume Do Not Disturb on Samsung Galaxy S20 is identical to many non-Samsung Android phones.
How to enable and disable Do Not Disturb on Samsung Galaxy S20 on-the-fly?
In addition to turning on/off Do Not Disturb automatically (read on), there are a few different ways to enable or disable Do Not Disturb on Samsung Galaxy S20 on-the-fly.
Method 1: from Galaxy S20 Quick Settings
As shown in the screenshot below, you can find the Do not disturb button.
Tap the Do not disturb button to enable or disable DND mode immediately on Galaxy S20.