The whole day is full of various notifications. They can seriously interfere with our concentration. You may be focused on important tasks, and at the same time, messages from friends, and social media appear. Often, it goes on and on. Don’t worry. Apple offers a solution that allows you to control the time you want to be fully focused on your work. Mac DND let you enjoy your personal time without unnecessary distractions. The new Focus feature allows you to choose when, where, and how to turn off notifications. If you want to go back to the way you used to have notifications and messages, you’ll find out about that too. So, how to DND on Mac?

How to turn on Do Not Disturb feature

Do Not Disturb MacBook lets you focus on important work, or rest without unnecessary interruptions. To enable Do Not Disturb mode on Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Notification Center icon in the upper right corner of your screen
  2. You will see a pop-up window with a list of notifications
  3. At the bottom of this window, find and click on the button with the image of a moon sickle. This will activate the DND mode.

If you want to plunge back into the maеlstrom of notifications and are wondering how to turn off Do Not Disturb, follow the steps opposite to those described above, or the opposite to those we will discuss later, to make full use of the Do Not Disturb feature and its setapp.

Customize settings in more detail

If you want to customize your Do Not Disturb settings in more detail, right-click the Notification Center icon.

Select Customize Do Not Disturb

Here you can set the hours when the DND mode will be automatically enabled.

There is also another way:

  1. Click on System settings
  2. Select Sound and notifications or Alerts
  3. Find the Do Not Disturb section
  4. Set the desired options

How to put MacBook on Do Not Disturb

The new Focus feature in macOS is a powerful tool for managing notifications and identifying situations where you want to be quiet. With this feature, you can set different Focus modes that automatically switch your Mac to different Dо Not Disturb modes depending on your current activity.

  1. Click the Notification Center icon in the upper-right corner of your screen
  2. Drag the screen down to see all the available Focus modes 
  3. These include Work time, Home time, Sports, Sleep, and others.
  4. You can create your own modes

Required Focus mode

When you switch between modes, you are prompted to choose which apps and contacts you are allowed to interfere with and which you are not.

Change the mode

If you want to customize or change the Focus mode:

  1. Go to System settings
  2. Sound and notifications
  3. Focus

Here you can make changes.

Additional settings for Do Not Disturb

Automatically turn on Do Not Disturb when the screen is full 

You can set DND to automatically turn on when you open an application in full screen. This is especially useful when you’re working with programs that require full concentration. To set this option:

  1. Go to System settings
  2. Sound and notifications
  3. Do not disturb
  4. Select Automatically turn on Do Not Disturb when opening to full screen

Manage notifications in Control Center

With the new macOS update, Apple added the ability to manage Notification Mode. Find the Control Center icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Find the Do Not Disturb icon there. You can quickly turn this feature on or off with a single tap.

Set up Do Not Disturb for specific contacts 

Open Notification Center and go to the Do Not Disturb options section. 

Here you can add exceptions for specific contacts so that your notifications continue to arrive even if Do Not Disturb is turned on.

Setting up a schedule for Do Not Disturb

You can create a schedule of business hours when the specified mode is automatically enabled. This is useful if you have a regular work schedule. This way you can set DND to turn on automatically during the workday and turn off after hours. 

You can do this as follows: 

  1. System settings
  2. Sound and notifications 
  3. Schedule under the Do Not Disturb section.

With Do Not Disturb and the new Focus feature in macOS, you have complete control over your notifications, allowing you to focus on what matters and enjoy moments of quiet. Forget about unnecessary distractions. Use these powerful tools to make your Mac workflow even more productive. If you want to turn off this convenient mode, you can easily do so thanks to the simple functions that are designed into your gadget.

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