How To Use Blocking Mode (Do Not Disturb Mode) On Samsung Note 9 And Note 8

Once upon a time, it was called the Do Not Disturb Mode on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8, and just like other android users, keep asking about it. If you couldn’t see this particular option within the menus of your smartphone, it’s because it is actually called the Blocking Mode on Note 9 and Note 8. It comes with extra features, it works similarly to the Do Not Disturb service of iOS devices and it can be configured by anyone, within a matter of minutes.

In a nutshell, using the Blocking Mode on Samsung Note 9 and Note 8 will give you more power. From who can call to when you will receive the call notification, it’s a long list with details. Suffices to access the dedicated menu of this feature and go through all the entries listed in there. Below, we’ve put together an introductory guide but, as usual, if you have any questions after reading it, don’t hesitate to message us.


Tips and tricks on configuring the Blocking Mode on Note 9 and Note 8:

  1. This mode can be personalized by selecting the exact types of sounds and alerts that you want to block;
  2. All the essential settings start from under the Features section;
  3. Most users will want to select two options from that Features section: Turn Off Notifications and Block Incoming Calls;
  4. The Turn Off Alarm And Time option, also available in there, should never be used if you’re planning to rely on the alarm clock while you keep the Blocking Mode turned On!
  5. An important section is the one where you decide when you want the Blocking Mode to automatically turn on – the schedule can be very specific, but one will never be able to implement automatic changes in accordance with the calendar’s events or with the weekdays/weekend differences;
  6. The most straightforward way to go about your activation options would be to set a start and a stop time for this feature;
  7. Next to the time settings, you can also handle the calling permissions – as in what contacts can reach out to you even when the Blocking Mode is active;
  8. To make it simple, you can give calling permissions to anyone in your Favorites list, by selecting the Favorites option within the Blocking Mode options;
  9. Alternatively, you can create a custom list with other contacts who get permission to call and add it right at the bottom of the Do Not Disturb window.


All these considered, it’s obvious that the Blocking Mode is more about what you want to happen and what you don’t want to happen on your smartphone. It doesn’t have anything in common with blocking an annoying caller, an action that you can only handle by adding that number to the reject list, manually.


Are you ready to activate the Blocking Mode on Samsung Note 9 and Note 8?

  1. Turn on the smartphone;
  2. Open the Settings tab;
  3. Find the Blocking Mode option;
  4. Tap on its dedicated toggle and switch it to On;
  5. Look for the small circle with a dash symbol that must have popped up in the status bar.


Now you know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 is protected with the Blocking Mode. And if you’ve taken care to make the right settings in advance, nothing from want you don’t want to happen will be triggered on the device.

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