Will My Alarm Go Off on Do Not Disturb Mode? (Android & iPhone)

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on June 14, 2023 by Larious

Let’s admit it, everyone reading this article have a smartphone and a computer. While notification management is easy on a desktop, you need to take a few extra steps to minimize interruptions and maintain silence when it comes to mobile.

Android and iPhone have a silent mode feature that mutes all sounds. Like the Silent Mode, you also get a mode called ‘DND’ or Do Not Disturb that provides more control over notifications and sound interruptions.

On Do Not Disturb mode, you get more control over the sounds, like you can select which apps can send you the notifications, which calls are allowed, whether the Alarms will ring in DND mode, etc.

While Do Not Disturb mode on iPhone and Android is helpful, many users are confused about how it works. For example, if you are an avid sleeper, you may want to know, ‘Will my Alarm Go off on Do Not Disturb‘?

Will My Alarm Go Off on Do Not Disturb?

Whether your alarm will go off or not in the DND mode depends on the phone and the operating system it has.

For example, some Android smartphones turn off the Alarm tone when the Do Not Disturb is enabled. On most Android phones, the default Do Not Disturb Settings doesn’t interfere with the functionality of Alarms, Timers, or Calendar Events.

Will My Alarm Go Off on Do Not Disturb Android?

No! If you haven’t modified the DND settings of your Android smartphone, your Alarm will work, even when the Do Not Disturb mode is enabled.

Most of the time, Android smartphone alarms are designed to overrule the ‘Do Not Disturb’ or ‘Silent’ Mode and will function as intended.

Will my alarm still go off on Do Not Disturb Samsung?

On the Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you have a few exceptions. Samsung Galaxy phones provide more control over the Do Not Disturb mode.

For example, on Samsung smartphones, you can also set the Do Not Disturb mode to turn off the Alarm sound. You also get an option to turn off media sounds, touch sounds, calendar events, and reminders manually.

So, the Alarm you’ve set on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is supposed to work, even when the Do Not Disturb Mode is enabled, provided you haven’t altered the DND mode’s settings.

How to Enable Do Not Disturb Mode on Android?

Now that you can sleep comfortably knowing your alarm will work even when DND Mode is enabled, you can enable the Do Not Disturb mode on your Android phone in these easy steps.

1. Open the Settings app on your Android phone.


2. On Settings, scroll down and tap on Sound & Vibration.

Sound & Vibration

3. Next, tap on the Do Not Disturb mode.

Do Not Disturb

4. Now, just enable the toggle for Do Not Disturb to enable the feature.

enable the toggle

5. You can also schedule the Do Not Disturb mode on your Android.

schedule the Do Not Disturb mode

That’s it! That’s how easy enabling Do Not Disturb mode on an Android smartphone is.

Will my alarm work on Do Not Disturb iPhone?

It’s usual for users to think about whether Alarm will work when their iPhone is on Do Not Disturb. Don’t worry; your Alarm will ring even when your iPhone is on Do Not Disturb Mode.

Like Android, iPhone also silences text messages, notifications, and phone calls, but it doesn’t interfere with the functionality of Alarms.

Your Alarm will still sound, but all notifications and calls will be silenced. However, if you are using any third-party Alarm app on your iPhone, you need to manually enable the Alarm sound of that third-party app on the DND mode settings.

Do Not Disturb

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Focus.
  • On the Focus, tap on Do Not Disturb.
  • On the Do Not Disturb screen, tap on the Apps.
  • Next, select Allow Notifications From and tap on the (+) Add button.
  • Now select the third-party alarm app for which you want the Alarm to ring.
  • Once done, tap on the Done button to apply the changes.

That’s it! This will enable the Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone but still allow the third-party Alarm app to ring.

Why is My Alarm Not Going Off on Do Not Disturb Mode?

If your Alarm is not going off on the Do Not Disturb mode, you must take care of a few things. First, you need to check whether you have set the correct date & time for the alarm. Usually, people make mistakes while selecting the AM or PM in the Alarm.

You also need to cross-check whether the alarm sound is enabled. If these steps didn’t help, ensure your DND mode settings don’t block the Alarms & Timers.

So, in this article, we have discussed whether your alarm will work in Do Not Disturb mode. Regardless of whether you are using an Android or iPhone, with the default DND settings, the Alarm is supposed to work. If it’s not working, you must ensure the DND settings are properly configured. You can also try restarting your phone if Alarm fails to ring when the DND mode is enabled.


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