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Set schedule for night mode Turn on/off Do Not Disturb Repeat Callers Hide notifications Add an App to Exception Allow calls Set Exception Allow messages

Set schedule for night mode

Night mode on Samsung devices can also be automatically switched on or off using a schedule, and in addition to a user-defined schedule with a fixed time, night mode can also be switched on from sunset to sunrise.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Night mode
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Turn on as scheduled
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Night mode
  4. Enable or disable Turn on as scheduled

Turn on/off Do Not Disturb

The "Do Not Disturb" mode mutes all calls and signals on the Samsung device. The "Do Not Disturb" mode can be turned on/off manually or according to a schedule. Exceptions such as the alarm clock, calls and messages from specific contacts or media can also be allowed.

Note: The "Do Not Disturb" mode can also be switched on/off via the quick settings.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Do not disturb
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Enable or disable Do not disturb

Repeat Callers

If the Do Not Disturb mode is activated on the Samsung device, calls are automatically muted, but the mode can be set to allow repeated callers. If a caller calls the same number again within 15 minutes, the call is acoustically allowed.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 3:  Tap on  Do not disturb
Step 4:  Tap on  Allow exceptions
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Repeat callers
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Tap on Do not disturb
  4. Tap on Allow exceptions
  5. Enable or disable Repeat callers

Hide notifications

if the "do not disturb" mode is activated, notifications are displayed optically, not acoustically (except exceptions) by default. the settings of the "do not disturb" mode allow you to partially or completely switch off the notifications on your Samsung device. if notifications are hidden in "do not disturb" mode, they will be displayed afterwards as soon as the mode is switched off.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 3:  Tap on  Do not disturb
Step 4:  Tap on  Hide notifications
Step 5:  Enable or disable desired  Notifications
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Tap on Do not disturb
  4. Tap on Hide notifications
  5. Enable or disable desired Notifications

Add an App to Exception

To add apps as an exception to the "Do Not Disturb" mode, this has to be done directly in the notification settings of the app, where you can find the option "Do Not Disturb" ignored, which makes the app work without any restrictions by the mode, so apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger or others can send notifications, calls or messages as usual.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on desired  App
Step 4:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 5:  Tap on a  Notification Group
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Ignore Do not disturb
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on desired App
  4. Tap on Notifications
  5. Tap on a Notification Group
  6. Enable or disable Ignore Do not disturb

Allow calls

By default, all calls are muted in the Do Not Disturb mode of the Samsung device. If you still want to receive calls, you can allow this in the settings. In addition to all calls, only those that are saved as contacts or even marked as favourites can be allowed.

Available options:

  • All
  • Contacts only
  • Favourite contacts only
  • None
Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 3:  Tap on  Do not disturb
Step 4:  Tap on  Allow exceptions
Step 5:  Tap on  Calls from
Step 6:  Choose between  All,   Contacts only ,  Favourite contacts only  and  None
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Tap on Do not disturb
  4. Tap on Allow exceptions
  5. Tap on Calls from
  6. Choose between All, Contacts only, Favourite contacts only and None

Set Exception

if the "Do not disturb" mode is activated on the Samsung device, exceptions such as alarms (alarm clock) and media are already allowed by default. calls, messages (SMS), reminders and other options are blocked for the time being. in the settings of the "Do not disturb" mode, the mentioned exceptions can be added. for calls and messages, there is also the possibility to allow the exception only for (preferred) contacts.

The following exceptions may be established:

  • Calls (Repeat callers)
  • Messages
  • Alarms
  • Media sound
  • Touch sounds
  • Calendar events
  • Reminders
Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 3:  Tap on  Do not disturb
Step 4:  Tap on  Allow exceptions
Step 5:  Enable or disable desired  Exception
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Tap on Do not disturb
  4. Tap on Allow exceptions
  5. Enable or disable desired Exception

Allow messages

If the Do Not Disturb mode is activated on the Samsung device, no new messages, i.e. SMS and MMS, will be displayed by default. In the exceptions, we can specify that incoming messages are allowed. Here we have the choice of All, Contacts only or Preferred contacts only (Favourites).

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 3:  Tap on  Do not disturb
Step 4:  Tap on  Allow exceptions
Step 5:  Tap on  Messages from
Step 6:  Choose between  All,   Contacts only ,  Favourite contacts only  and  None
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Tap on Do not disturb
  4. Tap on Allow exceptions
  5. Tap on Messages from
  6. Choose between All, Contacts only, Favourite contacts only and None

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