The Galaxy S8, like other Android phones, has a native system feature that allows you to mute all app notifications, calls and alarms, except for the ringtones you determine. The function also allows you to set a specific activity time to prevent you from being disturbed during a meeting, for example.
See, in the following tutorial, how to enable and customize Do Not Disturb mode on Samsung's top-of-the-line smartphone. The feature can be accessed through the notification curtain or via phone settings.
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Enabling the shortcut feature in the notification curtain
Step 1. Slide your finger from top to bottom at the top of the screen. Then, from the notification area, swipe from right to left.
Accessing the notification curtain on the Galaxy S8
Step 2. Touch the "Do Not Disturb" icon. Notice that a notification appears stating that the function has been activated.
Enabling Do Not Disturb mode on the Galaxy S8
Configuring the 'Do Not Disturb' function
Step 1. Open the Galaxy S8 app tray and touch "Settings". Then go to "Sounds and Vibration".
Accessing the Sounds and Vibration Settings on the Galaxy S8
Step 2. Touch "Do Not Disturb". To set a time in which the function is active, enter the option "Activate as programmed". You can set the days of the week that the feature will work by tapping on "Days". You can also set a start and end time for Do Not Disturb mode.
Step 3. Tapping "Allow Exceptions, " you can decide between "No Exceptions"; "Alarms only" or "Custom".
Step 5. If you choose to "Personalize, " touch "Calls from" to define specific people who can call you with the function activated. The same goes for "Messages from".
Step 6. Activate the "Event / Task Alerts" key so that notifications from your calendar are still displayed. By tapping "Reminders, " you'll allow applications that support the feature to send reminders.
Step 7. Lastly, tap "Priority app notifications" to define which apps can send notifications when Do Not Disturb mode is active.
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