how to turn on do not disturb on mac

 

We all know the feeling: you’re in the middle of working on something important when suddenly, your phone starts blowing up with notifications. It can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you’re trying to focus.

Thankfully, there’s a simple solution: Do Not Disturb mode. This feature silences all incoming calls and notifications, so you can get back to what you were doing without being interrupted.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to turn on Do Not

 

How to turn on Do Not Disturb on your Mac

 

To turn on Do Not Disturb, click the Notifications icon in the upper-right corner of your screen (it looks like a crescent moon). Alternatively, you can open System Preferences and select “Notifications.”

In the Do Not Disturb section at the top of the page, check the box next to “Turn on Do Not Disturb.” You can also schedule Do Not Disturb to turn on and off automatically at certain times by clicking the “From” and “To” fields and selecting when you want it to start and end.

If you want to allow calls from certain people even when Do Not Disturb is on, click the “Allow Calls From” drop-down menu and select “Favorites,” “All Contacts,” or “None.” You can also click the plus sign next to “Favorites” to add specific contacts.

 

What is Do Not Disturb and why should you use it?

 

Do Not Disturb is a feature that silences all incoming notifications on your Mac, so you can focus on what you’re doing. You can schedule Do Not Disturb, or turn it on and off manually from the menu bar. When Do Not Disturb is turned on, a moon icon appears in the menu bar.

 

How to customize Do Not Disturb settings on your Mac

 

If you want more control over when Do Not Disturb is on or off, you can use the schedule feature. For example, you might want Do Not Disturb to turn on automatically at night and turn off in the morning.
Open System Preferences, then click Notifications.
Select Do Not Disturb.
Use the Scheduled slider to set a time for Do Not Disturb to turn on and turn off.
You can also click the From and To pop-up menus to set specific times.

 

How to schedule Do Not Disturb on your Mac

 

You can schedule Do Not Disturb to turn on and off automatically, or set it to stay on until you turn it off.

To turn on Do Not Disturb, click the Do Not Disturb icon in the menu bar, then select one of the following:
-Manually: Select this option to turn on Do Not Disturb until you turn it off again.
-Until Tomorrow: Select this option to turn on Do Not Disturb until tomorrow at 8:00 a.m., then click Done.
-Until Evening: Select this option to turn on Do Not Disturb until 10:00 p.m., then click Done.
-Scheduled: Select this option, then set a schedule using the controls that appear. You can choose from several presets, or create your own schedule by clicking Customize. To create your own schedule, select the days of the week and the time periods when you want Do Not Disturb to be turned on, then click Done.

 

How to use Do Not Disturb to silence notifications on your Mac

 

Some people like to have their computer notify them of everything that’s going on. Others, not so much. If you fall into the latter category, you may want to consider using Do Not Disturb to silence notifications on your Mac.

Do Not Disturb is a feature that allows you to silence all incoming notifications, including phone calls, text messages, and email notifications. You can also set it to allow certain people to contact you even when Do Not Disturb is enabled.

Here’s how to use Do Not Disturb to silence notifications on your Mac:

1. Open the System Preferences app from the Dock or the Apple menu.
2. click on Notifications.
3. scroll down and click on Do Not Disturb.
4.select the “Enable Do Not Disturb” checkbox.
5. use the drop-down menus to select when you want Do Not Disturb to be enabled. You can choose from “Manually” (which allows you to enable it whenever you want), “During bedtime,” or “Scheduled.”
6 If you choose “During bedtime” or “Scheduled,” you’ll need to set up a schedule.
7 To do this, click on the “Options…” button and then use the provided interface to set up your schedule.
8 When you’re finished, click on “OK.”
9 If you want to allow certain people to contact you even when Do Not Disturb is enabled, click on the “Allow Calls From” drop-down menu and select either “All Contacts,” “Favorites,” or “No One.”
10 If you want messages from certain people to show up even when Do Not District is enabled, click on the “Message Preview” drop-down menu and select either “Everyone,” “Favorites,” or “No One.”

 

How to use Do Not Disturb to block calls on your Mac

 

If you want to prevent all calls from coming in, you can enable Do Not Disturb. This will block all incoming calls, as well as notifications and messages. To turn it on, open the Control Center and tap the Do Not Disturb icon (it looks like a crescent moon). You can also enable Do Not Disturb from the Notification Center.

 

How to use Do Not Disturb to hide alerts on your Mac

 

When you need to focus or don’t want to be bothered by incoming alert sounds or messages on your Mac, you can use Do Not Disturb. For example, you can set Do Not Disturb to turn on automatically when you’re in a meeting or at bedtime.

You can also choose whether to allow phone calls through or only allow them from certain groups of contacts. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 7 or later, you can see the same Do Not Disturb settings that are on your Mac. And when Do Not Disturb is on, notifications and alerts appear in Notification Center but don’t make any sound or interrupt what you’re doing.

To turn on Do Not Disturb, click the Do Not Disturb icon in the menu bar, then select one of the following:

Do Not Disturb: Turns off all alerts and notifications until 8:00 a.m., when it turns off automatically.
Do Not Disturb for One Hour: Turns off all alerts and notifications for one hour, then turns itself off automatically.
Do Not Disturb Until Tomorrow: Turns off all alerts and notifications until tomorrow at 8:00 a.m., when it turns off automatically.
Customize Schedule…: Choose specific hours or days when you don’t want any alerts or notifications to interrupt you.

 

How to use Do Not Disturb to focus on your work on your Mac

 

With Do Not Disturb, you can silence all notifications on your Mac, so you can focus on what you’re doing. You can schedule Do Not Disturb, or turn it on and off anytime in Notification Center.

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