Circle With Horizontal Line Through It On Samsung Galaxy S9

If you own the Samsung Galaxy S9 and are wondering what the circle with the horizontal line on the status bar means then look no further as we will explain what its function is. This is actually the icon for the Do Not Disturb (DND) mode of the device.

The DND allows you to customize which apps or contacts can contact or reach you. This is a useful feature to have when you are in a situation where you don’t want to be disturbed.

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

  • Swipe down twice from Galaxy S9 notification panel
  • Tap the Do Not Disturb button to enable (if currently off)

Method 2: Using the phone settings

  • Go to Settings then Sounds and Vibration.
  • You can use the switch to turn on  Do Not Disturb
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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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