8 Ways To Fix The “Do Not Disturb” Feature That Keeps Turning On

What’s good about an Android device is that it has a lot of features that are helpful and important to Android users. But what if these features start to show bugs and become an annoyance? One of which is the “Do not disturb” feature on Android that keeps turning on.

There are a lot of complaints about the “do not disturb” feature on Android being erratic. There are various reasons why this happens to Android users and I’ll show you how to fix everything step-by-step.

Here are the simple way that we are about to see

Fixing An Automatically Scheduled DND Time

Let’s start with the simplest cause. Before you do anything else on your Android device, make sure your device isn’t set to an automatically scheduled “do not disturb” time.

1. Check Your Settings

To do this, go to your “Settings > Do not disturb.”

Look for “Do not disturb”

2. Turn Off ‘Set Time’ Function

Now, you’ll see the “Manual” and “Set Time” function. Tap “Set Time” to turn on/off your scheduled “do not disturb” time. Tap “Manual” to manually toggle your “Do not disturb” function.

Set time
Toggle off “Set time”

If you accidentally activated the “Set time” feature, then your Android phone would automatically activate the “do not disturb” feature at your set time. Disable this feature by turning on “Manual.”

Fixing Faulty Shortcuts

A lot of users have reported that the manual “do not disturb” shortcut on their device’s dropdown menu keeps turning on. If you have the same problem on your device, follow these steps:

1. Turn Off The Feature Through The Dropdown Menu

Turn off your “do not disturb” mode through your device’s dropdown menu. Proceed to the next step.

Do not disturb
Do Not Disturb-Toggle off the feature

2. Turn The Feature Off Through Settings

Now, go to “Settings > Do not disturb.” Tap on Manual.

Do Not DisturbTap “Manual”

By turning the “Manual” feature on, the “Do not disturb” feature will only open when you access it deliberately. Otherwise, check if you have a broken LCD screen that automatically presses on certain areas of your screen.

Using An App To Fix The Problem

If the first and second methods didn’t work, then here’s the last method you can try. Use an app called “Do Not Disturb Toggle.”

This app helps Android users to turn on/off their “do not disturb” modes on a widget. It runs on Android 6.0 and up.

Google play button

1. Install The App

Before you can use the widget, you’ll first have to install the app via the Play Store.

Install the app
Install the app

2. Open The App

Once installed, Tap on “Open.” Then it will take you to the “DND” permission page. Tap on “DND Toggle.”

Open the app
Download the app on Play Store

3. Allow Access

To let your device run the app, you will have to allow permission for the app to make changes in your device’s “do not disturb” mode. Tap Allow to grant permission.

4. Use It From Your App Drawer

Go to your app drawer or home screen and find Do Not Disturb Toggle app. Manually tap the app to turn on/off your “do not disturb” mode. It will show a quick prompt saying “Normal” or “Quiet” to let you know which mode you’re on. And you’re done!

normal mode
Normal mode
Quite mode
Quiet mode

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Do Not Disturb Toggle app free?

Yes. It is completely free to install and doesn’t require in-app purchases.

Are there any other DND apps I can use?

Yes. There are other do-not-disturb apps for Android that you can install from the Play Store. Check this article for the best Android do-not-disturb apps.

Is there a DND app for my Android Wear?

Yes. There is an app called Do Not Disturb Sync for Wear. It’s an app dedicated to synch the do-not-disturb function on your smartphone and Android Wear.


The “Do not disturb” feature on Android is very useful. Especially when attending an important gathering, playing games, or just wanting to have a good night sleep. But if it’s stuck to never disturbing you forever, then it starts to feel like it’s not a smartphone anymore.

This problem causes a lot of trouble for people who have a scheduled meeting or something very important for them to be notified about. Thankfully, it’s an easy problem to solve.

Did you find this article helpful? Let me know in the comment box below!

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  1. Hi – Now this same phone is only vibrating and will not ring. I have turned the sound all the way off and back on, turned the phone off and turned it back on, but it still will not ring.

    This is a Droid phone and I constantly have problems. Please help me. Thank you.

    Mike McCallister
    July 17, 2019

  2. Had set gmail & facebook to silent notifications, noticed every time DND was activated also the media volume was turned off.
    I think software bug when notification comes in from an app it turns media volume off and DND on.
    Not happened since turning notifications to normal on these apps.

  3. I had issue, that one time I setup Do not disturm Mode. And can’t tur it off.
    After I found solution, I know how I get it. I setup this mode on device with stock android. There is option to add DND rules. Then I moved to Samsung device. And settings moved with account. Samsung has no UI to manage rules. So my rule was enabled and no way to access it to disable.

    Solution was to install app like “Do Not Disturb – DND – ZenMode” that shows all android native rules and just disable rule.

  4. If you go into Android Auto, tap the menu, then settings. Tap Car settings, then tap behavior, change to None or Open Android Auto. Mine was set to Turn on Do Not Disturb. Works wonderfully now.

  5. I always go to settings and follow the instructions. My scheduled DND works fine but a random DND often happens for no reason whatsoever. By the time I notice this I have usually missed a call or a message

    1. Hi Tim, please try power cycling your device. You can do this by emptying the battery and leaving it off for more than 30 minutes.

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