We are pretty sure that you might have been through a situation where your Android device started to ring at full volume during an important event. At that time, we felt the need for ‘DND’ Mode. Well, DND or Do Not Disturb mode is one of the essential features which everyone needs to use.
Lots of users think that the DND mode puts the phone into silent mode. However, it’s not 100% true; it does more than just putting your phone into silent mode. Unlike Silent Mode, which mutes all sounds, the Do Not Disturb mode provides users more control over silencing things.
For instance, you can quickly turn on the ‘DND’ mode for a particular contact or particular app. Not only that, but you can also schedule DND modes as well. However, not every Android smartphone has the Do Not Disturb feature built-in. So, in that case, users need to rely upon third-party DND apps.
Best Do Not Disturb Apps For Android
There are plenty of Do Not Disturb apps available on the Google Play Store, allowing users to mute notifications, phone calls, etc. In this article, we will share a list of the best DND apps for Android.
1. Nights Keeper
Nights Keeper is not precisely a Do Not Disturb app. It’s something which can help you get rid of irritating and annoying phone calls. It’s a simple call blocker app that blocks all calls except the ones coming from your whitelisted contacts. What makes the app more useful is that it lets you create several profiles to add different contacts. Also, you can set the app to activate the profiles on the scheduled date & time.
2. Do Not Disturb
Do Not Disturb Android app is for those who don’t want to be disturbed during an appointment, meeting, etc. It’s much similar to the silent mode as it mutes every sound, including the notifications sounds, alarm tunes, etc. However, it allows users to create profiles and whitelist contacts. Once the profiles have been set, the app blocks all calls except those included in the Whitelist profile.
3. Game Mode
Well, it’s not a traditional Do Not Disturb app, but it’s something handy and unique. The app only blocks the sounds and notifications when you are playing any game. So, the app is meant for heavy gamers and streamers who record gameplay for YouTube. It eliminates every app notification, call notification while you play the game.
Polite is not a Do Not Disturb app, but it serves well for the purpose. Instead of putting contacts to the Whitelist and Blacklist, it blocks all sounds. The great thing about Polite is that it allows users to choose specific times and dates to enter the silent mode, and it got the ability to sync with the native calendar app to apply rules. For instance, you can also have your phone enter silent mode during calendar events.
5. Easy DND
Easy DND is made by the developers of XDA, and it brings the best feature of native Android’s DND in an accessible, user-friendly, and colorful interface. That means that the app has almost every feature you find on the native Android’s Do Not Disturb Mode. With Easy DND, you can toggle Full Do Not Disturb, priority only, starred contacts, repeat callers, etc.
6. Call Blocker
As you might have guessed with the name, Call Blocker is an Android app that is meant to block incoming calls. Call Blocker is pretty much similar to the Nights Keeper app that has been listed above. Apart from incoming calls, Call Blocker can even block SMS notifications as well. It also has a profile that lets you temporarily block all incoming calls & SMS.
7. AppBlock – Stay Focused
Well, AppBlock – Stay Focused is one of the top-rated Do Not Disturb app available on the Google Play Store. With AppBlock – Stay Focused, you can easily block apps, sites, and notifications. Not only that, but it also allows you to create profiles with rules for groups of particular applications. Apart from that, you can also use a timer to activate profiles on a selected time window.
8. Gaming Mode
If you are searching for a DND app to improve your gaming experience, then Gaming Mode might be the best pick for you. It auto rejects all incoming calls when any selected game is launched. Not only that, but it also blocks all notifications, silents the ringtone volume to provide your distraction-free gaming experience.
9. MUTE it
If your phone doesn’t have the Do Not Disturb (DND) Mode, you can use MUTE it. It simply mutes all applications for you when turned on. Apart from that, MUTE it allows you to create Do not disturb lists. For instance, you can create a list for specific applications or games, and it will mute all notifications/ringtones of the selected apps when turned on.
10. Do Not Disturb Toggle
Even if your phone does have a DND mode, you will face a hard time finding the option. It’s because Airplane mode is more preferred over DND Mode on Android. If your phone has a DND mode, but you are looking for an easy way to toggle the option to turn on/off, you need to give Do Not Disturb Toggle a try. It’s a simple widget app that lets you enable/disable DND Mode right from the home screen.
So, these are the best Do Not Disturb apps that you can use on your Android smartphone. If you know any other such apps, let us know in the comment box below. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.
This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral
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