It’s easy to get distracted by notifications when you’re trying to focus on work. But luckily, there’s a simple way to silence all those pesky reminders on your Mac: Do Not Disturb mode! Here’s a quick guide on how to turn it on.
How to turn on Do Not Disturb on your Mac
You can use Do Not Disturb to mute all the sounds on your Mac, or you can set it to allow calls from certain people. You can also schedule Do Not Disturb, so it turns on and off automatically.
Here’s how to turn on Do Not Disturb:
1. Click the Notification Center icon in the menu bar.
2. Scroll up to reveal the Do Not Disturb switch.
3. Click the switch to turn on Do Not Disturb.
You can also set Do Not Disturb to allow calls from certain people, or to turn on and off automatically:
1. Open the Notification Center preferences pane by clicking the Notification Center icon in the menu bar, then selecting “Preferences.”
2. Click the “Do Not Disturb” tab at the top of the preferences pane.
3. Select “Allow Calls From” and choose a group of contacts that you want to be able to reach you while Do Not Disturb is on.
4. To have Do Not Disturb turn on and off automatically, select “Scheduled” and set a time for it to turn on and off.
How to customize Do Not Disturb settings on your Mac
To customize your Do Not Disturb settings on your Mac, open the Notifications pane of System Preferences. To do this, click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, then click Notifications.
In the Do Not Disturb section of the pane, you can specify when Do Not Disturb should turn on and off. By default, Do Not Disturb is turned on from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., but you can change these hours, or you can turn off the schedule entirely and manually enable Do Not Disturb whenever you want.
You can also choose whether or not to allow calls from certain groups of people while Do Not Disturb is turned on. By default, only calls from Favorites are allowed through, but you can add other groups, such as VIPs or Contacts.
How to use Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac
Open the Notifications pane of System Preferences and select the Do Not Disturb tab. You can also click the Do Not Disturb shortcut in the menu bar, if it’s enabled in the General pane of System Preferences.
Click the Scheduled checkbox to set a regular time for Do Not Disturb mode to turn on and off. For example, you might want it to turn on automatically every night at 10 p.m. and turn off at 7 a.m. Or you might want it to turn on only during your calendar’s work hours.
When Do Not Disturb mode is turned on, all incoming phone calls, FaceTime calls, and messages will be silenced, and your Mac will not light up when you receive them. You can still see these things by opening the Notification Center, which you can do by clicking its icon in the menu bar or by swiping left with two fingers from the right edge of your trackpad.
How to schedule Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac
Apple’s Do Not Disturb mode is a great way to block out distractions and get some work done, but it can be a little tricky to schedule it just right. Here’s how to do it.
First, open up your System Preferences and click on the Notifications icon.
In the Do Not Disturb section at the top, check the box next to “Enable Do Not Disturb.”
Now, you can either choose a schedule by clicking on the “From” and “To” fields, or you can click on the “Customize” button to create a custom schedule.
If you want to use a custom schedule, first click on the “Days of the week” drop-down menu and select which days you want Do Not Disturb to be active. Then, use the “From” and “To” fields to set the times for each day.
Once you’ve got your schedule set up, click on the “OK” button and you’re all set!
How to turn off Do Not Disturb on your Mac
If you want to disable Do Not Disturb on your Mac, you can do so by following these simple steps:
1. Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen.
2. Select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
3. Click on Notifications.
4. Under the Do Not Disturb section, uncheck the box next to “Enable Do Not Disturb.”
5. You can also choose when you want Do Not Disturb to be turned on and off by clicking on the Scheduled button and selecting the desired time frame.
How to troubleshoot Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac
If you’re having trouble with Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac, here are a few things you can try.
First, make sure that Do Not Disturb is turned on in System Preferences > Notifications.
Next, check to see if you have any scheduled Do Not Disturb times set. If so, make sure that the current time is not within those hours.
Finally, take a look at your Do Not Disturb settings and make sure that they are set the way you want them. For example, if you have “Allow Calls From” set to “All Contacts,” but you only want to receive calls from certain contacts, you’ll need to add those contacts to your Contacts list.
FAQs about Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac
Q. What is Do Not Disturb mode?
A. Do Not Disturb mode is a feature that silences all notifications on your Mac, including alerts from apps, iMessages, and FaceTime calls. You can enable Do Not Disturb mode manually or set it to turn on automatically at certain times, like when you’re sleeping or in a meeting.
Q. How do I turn on Do Not Disturb mode?
A. There are several ways to turn on Do Not Disturb mode:
– Manually: In the menu bar, click the Do Not Disturb icon (). Or press Shift-Command-click (?) on the Touch Bar.
– Automatically: To have Do Not Disturb turn on and off automatically at certain times, such as when you’re sleeping or in a meeting, open the Do Not Disturb preferences pane (click the Do Not Disturb icon () in the menu bar, then click Turn On Until Tomorrow or Scheduled). For more options, click Options.
Tips for using Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac
If you’re using your Mac in a public space or just want to avoid distractions, you can enable Do Not Disturb mode. This temporarily turns off notifications, so you won’t be bothered by new emails, messages, or other alerts. You can still use your Mac as usual, and any alerts that come in will be shown in the Notification Center.
Here are a few tips for using Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac:
– To enable Do Not Disturb mode, open the Notification Center settings (choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Notifications). Then select the “Do Not Disturb” checkbox.
– If you want to be able to see your notifications while Do Not Disturb mode is enabled, select the “Show notifications in Notification Center” checkbox.
– To schedule Do Not Disturb mode to turn on and off automatically, select the “Turn on at” and “Turn off at” options.
– If you’re using macOS Sierra or later, you can enable Do Not Disturb mode when your display is sleeping. Just choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Energy Saver, then select the “Display sleep uses Do Not Disturb” checkbox.