How To Enable / Disable Do Not Disturb On Google Pixel 7

The main reason why there is a Do Not Disturb feature or setting in your Google Pixel 7 is so that you can rest soundly at night if you need to. 

When enabled, all notifications and alarms are, by default, silenced unless you’ve given some exceptions to some apps, contacts and alarms. 

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You can enable the feature and it should work based on its default settings, but you can also make your own settings to make your phone work the way you want it.

Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Pull up the app drawer and tap Settings.

    Another way to access settings is by pulling down the Quick Settings panel and by tapping the gear icon. 

  2. Find and tap Notifications.

    This will bring you to the screen where you can change some settings on how your phone behaves when messages or notifications are received. 

  3. Under the General section, tap Do Not Disturb.

    You may have to scroll down a bit to find it. 

  4. On the next screen, tap Turn on now.

    This will immediately enable the Do Not Disturb feature on your Pixel 7. While it isn’t supposed to disturb you, you can actually set some exceptions for people, apps and alarms to interrupt you. 

  5. Tap People to give exceptions to friends or family.

    You may then tap Messages or Calls and check the boxes of contacts that you want to bypass the DND feature. 

  6. You may tap Apps to let an app or two pass through the DND filter.

    You can actually add as many apps as you like but that would just defeat the purpose of the Do Not Disturb feature. So choose the apps that are really important that you don’t want to miss any notification from.

  7. Tap Alarms & other interruptions.

    You might want to set Alarms as something that could wake you up. All other things, just disable them so you’ll have a peaceful rest. 

  8. To automate Do Not Disturb, tap Schedules.

    You can then add a time duration as to when the DND feature begins and ends.

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The last two settings are often left unchanged, although you can still make some changes to make your phone work the way you want it. 

But when it comes to setting up and enabling the Do Not Disturb feature on your phone, that’s how it’s done. 

We hope this guide can help you. 

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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