Will My Alarm Go Off In Do Not Disturb Mode?

Timothy Mark
Timothy Mark - Writer & Editor
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Do you have a busy irregular schedule that you find difficult to keep up with without the help of alarms?

Has it gotten to the point when you’ll want to stay away from your mobile phone a little and focus on other things?

Then you may be wondering whether your alarm will go off in Do Not Disturb mode or not when you put your phone on DND mode.

In this article, you will learn whether your alarm will go off or not when it is on Do Not Disturb. You will also learn how to enable Do Not Disturb mode on both Android and iPhone.

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Will My Alarm Go Off On Do Not Disturb

Whether your alarm will go off or not in Do Not Disturb mode depends on the type of phone you use and its operating system.

The focus here is on iPhone and Android users. With iOS, the alarms you set are not affected by the Do Not Disturb settings.

This means that as an iPhone user, you can have your alarms going off at any time you set an alarm regardless of your phone being on DND mode

So, while you may be taking a nap, sleeping, or focusing on other things, you will not be disturbed by any notifications or calls.

You will however have that important alarm of yours go off to remind you of your plans.

On the other hand, Android users can either have their alarms go off or not when their phones are on Do Not Disturb.

All notifications, calls, and alarms are barred when the phone is in Do Not Disturb mode.

However, Android users have the chance to choose whether their alarms should go off or not using the in-built DND settings.

So as an Android user, your alarm will not go off when your phone is on Do Not Disturb, unless you decide to allow it via the Alarms & other interruptions settings or Exceptions, depending on the version you’re using.

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How To Enable Do Not Disturb

Since you know what will happen if you set an alarm on DND, see how you can enable the Do Not Disturb mode on your mobile device.

Enable DND mode is easy if you’re using an Android or an iOS device. All you got to do is, swipe down twice for Android, or go to the control center to enable DND.

For Android: Swipe down to access the notification panel > Swipe down again > Tap on the Do Not Disturb button > If you don’t see it Swipe right > And tap Do Not Disturb.

For iPhone: Go to the control center > Tap on the Focus icon > Tap on Do Not Disturb. We’ve written a detailed guide to enable Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone.

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How To Enable Or Disable Alarm Sounds On Do Not Disturb With Android

As mentioned above, while alarms are not affected by Do Not Disturb in iOS, you can choose to enable or disable alarm sounds in Do Not Disturb with Android. Here is how to go about it:

Open your phone Settings > Go to Sound > Tap on Do not disturb > Tap Alarms & other interruptions or See all exceptions > Then enable Alarms sound.

To enable alarm sound while in Do Not Disturb mode, tap on the toggle button beside the alarms.


With a busy schedule, you may like to put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode. You may also be worried that your alarms may not go off while your phone is in Do Not Disturb mode.

For both operating systems [Android and iOS) alarms still, go off when on Do Not Disturb Mode.

However, Android users have an advantage as they can toggle alarms on or off on Do Not Disturb Mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Alarm Still Work With Do Not Disturb Android?

Yes, the alarm still works on Do Not Disturb. However, you have the freedom to enable or disable it.

Will My Alarm Still Go Off On Not Disturb?

Yes, your alarm is designed to go off in different modes such as Do Not Disturb and Airplane mode.

Does Do Not Disturb Block Alarm?

No, Do Not Disturb does not stop alarms. Android allows you to decide whether to enable or disable alarms on Do Not Disturb mode.

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By Timothy Mark Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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