How To Use Blocking Mode (Do Not Disturb Mode) On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus

Attention Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus users, there is mode on your new phone called Do Not Disturb Mode and it can be activated or deactivated according to your requirement. Just like the Silent Mode, users are struggling to find on the new phones. It is because Samsung in all its wisdom has renamed it to “Blocking Mode”.

The reason given behind this name change is that Apple had made a similar mode and now Android based phones like Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus can’t use the same name anymore. So, the Blocking Mode it is then.

The Blocking mode blocks calls and when you are preoccupied in some other matter and don’t want your smartphone to keep ringing all the time. For those of you who want to learn how they can enter the Blocking Mode, we will give a short demo below.

The newly named option has different set of features that you can utilize to make sure you don’t miss anything important even if you have activated this service. The Blocking Mode on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is really easy to begin with and takes only a few minutes to set up really. Without further ado, here is the guide on how to enter the Blocking Mode:


How to turn ON Galaxy S8 Blocking Mode

  1. Turn on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus
  2. Go to settings on your app list
  3. Browse them until you come across an option named “Blocking Mode”
  4. In the top right corner, you will come across a toggle switch that you can turn on or off. Switch it towards on
  5. When the Blocking Mode is on, you can notice a small circle along with a dash icon


How to set up Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus Blocking Mode

Now learning how to turn it on is simply not good enough as there are plenty of options you can play with here. Below the features section in the Blocking Mode menu that you just opened, you will see that you can point out the kind of alerts and sounds that are enabled in the Blocking Mode just like the Do Not Disturb feature from iOS.

It is suggested that you turn off incoming calls and notifications. If you use the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus and you don’t want the alarm dead, do not select the option that will turn off the Alarms and if it is already turned on, turn it off for good measure.

You can also give a timeframe when you want the Blocking Mode turned on automatically. If you are hitting the gym or spending time with friends and family, you can set the schedule and it will be activated on its own. But, you can’t change it according to your calendar and according to weekdays and weekends. There is just an option to select a timeframe for each day on your Galaxy phone and that is it.

The final option allows you to turn on calls and notifications from callers and contacts that are important like your boss or your wife! There are two options to do this. Either you select all the contacts by placing a star on them that you want to hear from even in this mode or you make a custom list and add all the contacts on it.

It is also pertinent to mention that the Blocking Mode won’t stop a calling notifications from a repeat caller. If you don’t want to hear it anyway, go to the three dot option on the top right and select add that contact to the rejected list.


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