Turn off "do not disturb"when using navigation

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Is there a way to disable the "do not disturb" function when using navigation? It's more annoying than anything else and I want to turn it off.

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Is there a specific app or event you want to make sure you still receive while navigating, or is it all of Do Not Disturb you want turned off?

You can go to Settings>Sound>Do Not Disturb and select what can interrupt (like calls/messages from certain contacts, notifications from certain apps, alarms, media, calendar events, etc.).
 

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Ok, did some digging. Try going to Settings>Apps>Special App Access>Device & App Notifications, select Android Auto, then turn off Allow Notification Access. Then go to Settings>Apps>Special App Access>Do Not Disturb Access​ and make sure Android Auto is "Not allowed."

The tricky thing here is that I'm not sure if having to turn off Notification Access for Android Auto will still prevent notifications from coming through.
 

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Ok, did some digging. Try going to Settings>Apps>Special App Access>Device & App Notifications, select Android Auto, then turn off Allow Notification Access. Then go to Settings>Apps>Special App Access>Do Not Disturb Access​ and make sure Android Auto is "Not allowed."

The tricky thing here is that I'm not sure if having to turn off Notification Access for Android Auto will still prevent notifications from coming through.
Wow! Thank you. I appreciate it greatly!

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Wow! Thank you. I appreciate it greatly!

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Well, check to see if it works for you before thanking me!;) I'm still wondering if this will be like moving deck chairs on the Titanic, since it might still prevent notifications from coming through ...
 

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Ok, did some digging. Try going to Settings>Apps>Special App Access>Device & App Notifications, select Android Auto, then turn off Allow Notification Access. Then go to Settings>Apps>Special App Access>Do Not Disturb Access​ and make sure Android Auto is "Not allowed."

The tricky thing here is that I'm not sure if having to turn off Notification Access for Android Auto will still prevent notifications from coming through.
Don't I want to turn notifications on while using Android auto/Google maps?

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Don't I want to turn notifications on while using Android auto/Google maps?

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That's what makes me think this won't help you. Android Auto is probably hard-coded to require Do Not Disturb to be on when it detects you're navigating while driving. The Notification Access permission might be paradoxically needed for Android Auto to turn off notifications when it needs to.
 

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Re: Turn off "do not disturb"when using navigation

For me, things don't really work very well when driving if I leave DND as "on" at my phone. For example, trying to use voice commands via AA is kind of pointless with DND "on", as I can't hear (from the sound from the head unit or from the sound from the phone) what voice assistant is trying to ask me what I want to tell her to do. Also, when I try to play my music through/via AA, it becomes pointless (I can't hear the music that is playing) if DND is left "on".

For me, I always manually turn DND "off" at the phone (well, I try to remember to do that) as AA starts up. Sometimes I forget, and then I don't hear anything from my head unit.

I can see a benefit of having DND automatically turned "off" (or automatically turned "off" for only certain apps) when AA connects, if one normally always has DND "on" at the phone.
 
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That's what makes me think this won't help you. Android Auto is probably hard-coded to require Do Not Disturb to be on when it detects you're navigating while driving. The Notification Access permission might be paradoxically needed for Android Auto to turn off notifications when it needs to.
Hmm. I can see that being true. I guess it's all for safety

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Re: Turn off "do not disturb"when using navigation

On my Samsung Tablet, there is an "allow exceptions" setting under the do not disturb setting. However, it doesn't seem to give me the option of allowing certain apps to punch through the do not disturb.

On my Samsung Phone however, there is more flexibility. On my Phone, I can basically specify for any app to be an exception.

I presume that on your Pixel, you can do the same and add Google Maps and maybe also Android Auto, set those as exceptions, so they'll still make noise and not be silent (so you can hear the navigation) even if DND is "on".
 

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