1. rkeenan's Avatar
    I have been an Android owner for about 4 years now and I am really attracted to the iPhone feature of Do Not Disturb. I truly dislike active notifications. I work on a desktop 8-10 hours per day and like quiet time when I get home. Is there anyway I can setup on Android a Do Not Disturb feature? I would like to be able to browse the mobile (not WiFi) internet and use Bluetooth while turning off texts, emails, and phone calls.
    06-28-2014 12:03 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    It's possible to turn notifications off as a whole currently and in the Android L preview there is a way to do it as a toggle and/or on a normalized schedule or for a specified duraiton.
    06-28-2014 12:09 PM
  3. rkeenan's Avatar
    Yeah it would be great if it sent all calls to voicemail and did not display any texts. I essentially want a switch that turns my cellphone into a tablet on a data plan.
    06-28-2014 12:14 PM
  4. rkeenan's Avatar
    I just decided to buy an IPhone. The notification system for Android has become too annoying and intrusive.
    06-29-2014 07:13 PM
  5. Nophix's Avatar
    That's one thing I really miss from iOS. I had scheduled do not disturb every night. With my N5 I put it in airplane mode and turn on wifi.

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    06-29-2014 07:16 PM
  6. rkeenan's Avatar
    That's one thing I really miss from iOS. I had scheduled do not disturb every night. With my N5 I put it in airplane mode and turn on wifi.

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    Yeah, it is the thing that draws me to iOS the most. That and battery life. I never thought I would buy an iPhone, but Android notifications are just too overwhelming. I do not need a glaring notification for every email and text received.
    06-29-2014 07:28 PM
  7. zorak950's Avatar
    Yeah, it is the thing that draws me to iOS the most. That and battery life. I never thought I would buy an iPhone, but Android notifications are just too overwhelming. I do not need a glaring notification for every email and text received.
    Not to dissuade you from the iPhone, but you know that you can customize the heck out of Android notifications, right? You can mute texts from certain numbers and emails from certain senders, change how each app notifies you, and even disable notifications entirely. The lack of DND is a conspicuous omission, I agree, but there are apps that help to address that, too.
    06-29-2014 07:48 PM
  8. rkeenan's Avatar
    Not to dissuade you from the iPhone, but you know that you can customize the heck out of Android notifications, right? You can mute texts from certain numbers and emails from certain senders, change how each app notifies you, and even disable notifications entirely. The lack of DND is a conspicuous omission, I agree, but there are apps that help to address that, too.
    Yeah, I know it is possible, but it is a big pain. To go through and do it for every app every night is ridiculous. I have tried apps like "No Disturb" but they are not as efficient or effective.
    06-29-2014 08:04 PM
  9. rkeenan's Avatar
    Phone preference is really just a subjective thing and I feel I should carry an iPhone for a few weeks to see if meets my needs.
    06-29-2014 08:06 PM

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