How Do I Mute A Call On My Galaxy S8 Or Galaxy S8 Plus
Smartphones have become a part of our daily lives, but this doesn’t mean we need to use them all the time. In fact, there are plenty of instances throughout the day when we might want to mute a call on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. At work, during some important meetings, or at school, during classes, when trying to have some rest or any other time you see fit, activating the Do Not Disturb mode is the best way to go.
Thanks to the special features of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, you now have more control options than ever. Imagine that you can keep your device on mute while still getting to receive the exact notifications that you want.
In today’s article, we will walk you through the most common questions on this topic coming from our readers. Have a look and perhaps you’ll find your answers just as well.
What’s the purpose of the Do Not Disturb mode on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus
As the name suggests, this mode was specifically designed to block all notifications from triggering alert sounds or vibrations on your smartphone. As opposed to muting your phone, however, the Do Not Disturb feature comes with some customizable traits. For instance, you can tell it to allow particular notifications (from an app, like the alarm, or from a contact, like when you’re getting calls from your spouse) or even to automatically activate and deactivate at certain moments of the day. If you like the sound of it and you think you would prefer it instead of the plain Mute option, read on.
How to activate/deactivate the Do Not Disturb mode
The Do Not Disturb mode is available on the general Menu of your smartphone, in the extended tray. You can either swipe down the Notification shade from the top of the screen and tap on the arrow from the top-right corner or you can directly swipe down with two fingers instead of just one, the same Notification shade from the bottom of the screen. However you do it, you will get to an extended menu where you have the Do Not Disturb mode clearly listed. Tap on it once to activate it and tap on it once again to deactivate it.
What customize options do you have with the Do Not Disturb mode
When you see the Do Not Disturb mode listed in the extended menu, if you tap on it shortly, the feature will just activate or deactivate. But if you tap on it and hold until a new window pops on the screen, you get to tweak its features. You will notice that you actually have three main options in there: Enable now, Enable as scheduled and Allow Exceptions.
The first two options have a simple toggle that you get to switch On/Off while the third one is where you can actually customize the Do Not Disturb on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
- If you select Enable now, the mode will instantly activate.
- If you select Enable as scheduled, you will still get to personalize a couple of fields – days (in what days you want this feature active), start/end times (between what hours you want it active) and exceptions.
- If you select Allow exceptions, you can customize what types of notifications you would like to get while the Do Not Disturb mode is active – as mentioned, alarms, alerts from particular apps, calls from particular contacts and so on.
How to mute all audio notifications
Say you have moments when you really don’t want to be bothered. Instead of trying to look at how to personalize the Do Not Disturb mode, you can simply Mute the device. That way, you will block absolutely all the notifications.
To do so, open the Notification Shade and tap on the speaker icon for Sounds and Notifications. Tap it several times in a row until you switch from Sound to Vibrate to Mute. These are the three main options that you can select by using the same icon.