How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11

Windows 11 users can enable the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature to silence notifications from apps and contacts, and we will show you how.

Do Not Disturb (DND) mode in Windows 11 is a feature that silences all notifications and alerts from apps and other senders. This can be helpful when you need to focus on a task or when you don’t want to be disturbed. You can also set up rules to automatically turn on Do Not Disturb in the Notifications settings, control priority, and more.

The DND mode can help you with the following tasks:

  • Increase productivity: When you’re working on a task, it can be easy to get distracted by notifications from apps and contacts. DND mode can help you stay focused by silencing all notifications.
  • Reduce stress: Notifications can also be a source of stress, especially if you’re constantly bombarded with them. DND mode can help reduce stress by giving you a break from notifications.
  • Improve sleep: If you have trouble sleeping, DND mode can help you get a good night’s sleep by silencing notifications.

In this guide, we will show you how to enable or disable the Do Not Disturb feature in Windows 11.

How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11 featured

Here is how to enable or disable the “Do Not Disturb” in Windows 11

How to enable the “Do Not Disturb” feature

  1. Open Settings > click on System > click the Notifications tab.How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11 1
  2. Toggle on the “Do not disturb” switch to stop distractions.How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11 2
  3. When done, the system will silence all notification banners. However, all the alerts will continue to appear in Notification Center.

How to schedule “Do Not Disturb” feature

  1. Open Settings > click on System > click the Notifications tab.How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11 1 
  2. Toggle on the “Do not disturb” switch.How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11 2 
  3. Click the “Turn on do not disturb automatically” setting > check the During these times option > set the on and off time to silence notifications.How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11 3
  4. When done, the system will silence all notification banners.

How to disable the “Do Not Disturb” feature

  1. Open Settings > click on System > click the Notifications tab.How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11 1
  2. Toggle off the “Do not disturb” switch to stop distractions.How to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ to stop notifications in Windows 11 4
  3. When done, notifications and sounds will resume.

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I'm a passionate tech enthusiast here to break down the latest trends, gadgets, and software. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or just curious about the digital world, I aim to deliver insightful articles that are both informative and engaging.