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Avoid Interruptions with Do Not Disturb - moto g6

Avoid Interruptions with Do Not Disturb - moto g6


Turn Do Not Disturb mode on or off
When you're busy, use Do Not Disturb to silence your phone. You can mute sounds, stop vibration, and block visual disturbances.

To turn it on or off:

  • To block interruptions, open quick settings and touch Image . You'll see Imagein the status bar when Do Not Disturb is on.
  • To turn Do Not Disturb off, open quick settings and touch Image .

Tip: Put your phone face down on a surface to start Do Not Disturb. (To enable this gesture, open the Moto app > Features > Moto Actions > Flip for DND and turn it on.


Change Do Not Disturb duration
Pick how long Do Not Disturb should stay on, when you turn it on in quick settings.

  1. Open quick settings, then touch & hold Image.
  2. Touch Duration.
  3. Choose one:
    • To keep it on indefinitely, touch Until you turn off.
    • To select a duration, touch For 1 hour, then touch + or - to adjust the time.
    • To choose each time, touch Ask every time.

Allow exceptions in Do Not Disturb mode
When Do Not Disturb is on, incoming calls, messages, and calendar events or reminders are muted. You can allow exceptions:

  1. Open quick settings, then touch & hold Image
  2. To pick whose calls get through, touch Calls and then:
    • Touch Allow calls and choose whether to allow calls from anyone, from contacts only, from starred contacts only, or none.
    • To let calls through from repeat callers (the same person calling a second time within 15 minutes), turn Allow repeat callers on Image .
  3. To pick whose text messages get through, touch Messages, events & reminders > Allow messages and then choose all, contacts only, starred contacts only, or none.
  4. To allow notifications for calendar events and reminders to get through, touch Messages, events & reminders and turn them on Image .

You can also control whether alarms and media can sound:

  1. Open quick settings, then touch & hold Image
  2. Touch Sound & vibration.
  3. Choose which sounds to allow when Do Not Disturb is on.

Stop visual disturbances in Do Not Disturb mode
When your phone is in Do Not Disturb mode, you can prevent silenced notifications from:

  • Turning the screen on when it's off
  • Peeking or popping up when your screen is on
  • Showing notification dots, status bar icons, or updating the notification list

To block these disturbances:

  1. Open quick settings, then touch & hold Image 
  2. Touch Notifications.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To block all visual notifications, touch No visuals or sound from notifications.
    • To block selected visual notifications, touch Custom and turn features on or off.

Automatically silence phone during set days and times
You can create a schedule for when your phone should automatically switch into and out of Do Not Disturb mode.

  1. Open quick settings, then touch & hold Image
  2. Touch Turn on automatically.
  3. Use rules to set the schedule.
    • To use an existing rule, touch its name, like Sleeping. Turn Use rule on and adjust times or settings as needed.
    • To create a new rule, touch Add rule. Touch Time, then enter a name and touch OK. Specify its days, start and end times, and level of silence.

To stop your phone from automatically silencing, go to Settings > Sound > Do Not Disturb. Select the rule and turn it off or touch to delete it.


Automatically silence phone during calendar events
Your phone can automatically switch into and out of Do Not Disturb mode for all scheduled events in calendars that you specify.

  1. Open quick settings, then touch & hold Image
  2. Touch Turn on automatically.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To use an existing rule, turn it on.
    • To create a new rule, touch Add rule. Touch Event rule, then enter a rule name and touch OK.

  4. Adjust options to select the calendar to use and your reply status.

To stop your phone from automatically silencing, go to Settings > Sound > Do Not Disturb, then select the rule and turn it off or touch Image to delete it.

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