Do Not Disturb | Setup Android

Android 5.0 and newer

Android phones with OS 5.0 or newer need to enable the ‘Priority’ mode.

A detailed, illustrated guide can be found on Gizmodo.

The steps are:

  • Change the volume with the hardware button once so that a pop-up menu at the top of the screen appears
  • In this menu, click on “None” and on “Indefinitely”
  • You are ready to participate !

 

If you expect a very important call or want to allow somebody to reach you in an emergency, a more sophisticated setup is required:

  • Change the volume with the hardware button once so that a pop-up menu at the top of the screen appears
  • In this menu, click on “Priority” and on “Indefinitely”
  • Go to Settings / Sound & Notifications / Interruptions
  • In this view, look for “Priority Interruptions” and enable calls.
  • Disable the other two items: Events and Reminders / Messages
  • Below, set “Calls/Messages from” to “Starred Contacts only”
  • Go to your Contacts and favorite/star all the people who shall be able to contact you
  • You are ready to participate !

Android 4.4.2 and older

If your phone does not yet have Android 5, follow these steps:

  • Put the phone / tablet in silent mode but putting the volume to 0
  • Avoid leaving the phone / table lying somewhere with the display visible.
  • For example, if you have it lying on the table, turn it around so the display faces downwards (see picture below).

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