Do not disturb is one feature that I so much like on my smartphone, way better than the silent mode as it has a time duration which it can turn on or turn off.
Having do not disturb turned on is quite helpful depending on your phone usage, but the question is will my alarm go off if my phone is on do not disturb.
The do not disturb mode feature mutes all calls, alerts and notifications on your mobile device. You have the option of customizing which notifications, alerts or calls you wish to have go through when the Do Not Disturb option is selected.
Normally, when do not disturb is activated on a smartphone, all sound settings will be turned off automatically by default and this also includes alarm.
Main features of do not disturb includes;
- Automatically mute notifications every night while you sleep
- Mute all interruptions until your alarm goes off
- Automatically mute sounds while you’re in a meeting
- Mute all interruptions except your favorite people
Now let’s see if indeed the alarm will go off when do not disturb is turned on.
Will my alarm go off if my phone is on do not disturb
Yes, alarm will go off if phone is on do not disturb but the alarm must be on exception for it to go off. The exception I’m talking about is apps and features excluded from do not disturb mode.
However, if you didn’t exclude or exempt alarm from do not disturb mode, the alarm will not go off. I repeat again, if you didn’t exclude alarm on do not disturb mode, the alarm will not go off or ring when the time reaches.
So generally, alarm will go off on do not disturb do mode but it must be excuded or put on exceptions for it to go off.
If you’re using an android phone and probably a Samsung phone, this is how you can exempt alarm from do not disturb mode.
Open the settings app, scroll to notifications and tap to open. Right there you will see do not disturb on the options, tap to open it. Now look below your screen and you will see allow exceptions.
On allow exceptions youu can exclude alarm, messages or any other phone function from the do not disturb mode. Allow exceptions plays an important role in this topic of will my alarm go off if my phone is on do not disturb.
Now tap on allow exceptions and list of options will display on your screen. They major ones includes alarm, sound, touch sound, calendar event and reminders. You will see the option to excludes messages and calls from a particular contact in your phone.
To exclude or add alarm to do not disturb exceptions, slide and turn on the button, then you’re good to go. You don’t have anything to worry about cause definitely your alarm will go off even if your phone is on do not disturb mode.
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Apart from alarm, you can activate the media sound or others, and exclude them from the mode if maybe you don’t fancy having your phone ring out aloud during calls or receiving a text message.
This is why I really like the do not disturb compared to putting an entire phone on silent. Once you have added alarm to exceptions, you’re good to go cause your alarm will ring out or go off on do not disturb mode.
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I do hope to have answered the question of will my alarm go off if my phone is on do not disturb, now let move on to the iPhone.
Will my alarm go off if my phone is on do not disturb Iphone
Yes. Alarm will go off if iphone is on do not disturb or silent mode. As long as an iphone is powered on whether on silent mode or do not disturb mode, alarm will definitely go off.
Just like on android do not disturb, you can add exceptions though alarms on iphone is automatically exempted from the do not disturb feature or from the silent mode.
Why I prefer do not disturb over silent mode
■ You can automatically set up a do not disturb mode on your phone by setting a starting time and the ending time. You can also exclude some of the phone features from the do not disturb mode by adding them to exceptions.
This which is not possible and available on a mobile phone silent mode.
■ Calls and texts from Favorites still get through on do not disturb mode and you can select the option to “Allow Calls From Favorites”.
Also in Do Not Disturb mode, you can check your phone when it is convenient and see any voicemails or texts that have come in.
■ One can customize do not disturb to suite the user, such is not possible on silent mode.
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This is the best answer I can give to on the question of will my alarm go off if my phone is on do not disturb, if you still have issues with your do not disturb mode on your mobile phone, I’m here to help you out.