Circle With Horizontal Line Through It On Samsung Galaxy J7

The Samsung Galaxy J7 is a popular phone model available in the market that is being used by a lot of consumers. This midrange smartphone has several great features which sometimes might overwhelm the regular phone user.  One feature that some of you might not know about is the icon of a circle with a horizontal line on the status bar. This is actually the icon for the Do Not Disturb (DND) mode of the device.

The DND allows you to block your phone from receiving notifications and alerts. This is a useful feature to have when you are in a situation where you don’t want to be distracted. If you are in a meeting, library, or at work then you might want to turn on this feature.

By default the DND feature of the phone is off. To activate this feature just follow the steps listed below.

Method 1: Using the quick settings

  • To access the Notification Panel, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  • To display all the Quick Settings, swipe down again.
  • Swipe to the left if needed.
  • Touch Do not disturb.

Method 2: Using the phone settings

  • Navigate to Apps > Settings.
  • Touch Search, and then search for and select Do not disturb.
  • To turn on Do not disturb, touch the slider next to Turn on now.
  • To turn off Do not disturb, touch the slider again.

To set a schedule for the Do Not Disturb Mode to activate

  • Navigate to Apps > Settings.
  • Touch Search, and then search for and select Do not disturb.
  • To set a schedule, touch the slider next to Turn on as scheduled.
  • To adjust the schedule, touch Days, Start time, End time, and then set the schedule to your preference.

To allow exemptions

  • From home, swipe up to access Apps.
  • Tap  Settings – Sounds and vibration – Do not disturb.
  • Tap Allow exceptions, and then tap one of the following options: No exceptions ( Allow no exceptions), Alarms only (Allow exceptions for alarms), Custom (Set your own exceptions).
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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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