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One UI lets you completely mute media volume in do not disturb mode

The Android Pie/One UI update for Galaxy devices brings some useful granularity to the Do not disturb feature. On Oreo and previous Android versions, one can enable Do not disturb mode to mute alarms, calls, messages, and other audio notifications, but there is no way to mute media volume. Samsung is fixing that with Android Pie and One UI with the option to selectively disable media, alarms, and touch sounds.

No more media sounds unless you turn off ‘Do not disturb’ mode

In fact, Android Pie completely mutes all media sounds and doesn’t allow you manually increase or decrease media volume. So once Do not disturb is enabled, you would have to turn it off to be able to hear audio in videos and other media on the device. It’s a neat option to ensure your phone doesn’t accidentally make a sound during your late-night sessions of scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feeds, and Do not disturb is overall more customizable on One UI.

To customize Do not disturb, you can open the Settings app, go into the Notifications section, then tap the Do not disturb option (yes, Do not disturb is no longer located in the Sounds and vibration menu). In the Do not disturb menu, go into the Allow exceptions section to find toggles for alarms, media, and touch sounds, in addition to the usual settings that let you select whether you want to hear calls, messages and other notifications. You can see the GIF animation above for a visual guide.

There’s a lot more that Android Pie and One Ui bring to Galaxy smartphones, and you can check it all out in our One UI (Android Pie) feature focus series of articles.

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Arthur Grassi
Arthur Grassi

The One UI Will only arrive in March in Brazil for the s9+ and Note 9, this is so disappointing

valthomas
valthomas

G965U1 OREO????

Samchami
Samchami

If you tap on “Hide notifications” you have several options like completely hiding notifications in the notification center and choosing whether you want LED indicator on or off. Also “don’t pop up notifications” or “hide status bar icons” when do not disturb is enabled. I’m loving all the granular options in do not disturb! 😍

Moosehead1
Moosehead1

Hello Abhijeet, Can you tell us what you have found out from Samsung on software updates within Pie for the Future features with Samsung’s AR Emojis. You had mentioned you were going to contact samsung and inquire and get back to us Sammobile readers in late 2018?There has been plenty of time to inquire on this simple request from readers. Please advise.

Biransahin
Biransahin

My friend, Sammobile is not Samsung, so possibly there is no answer yet. Why don’t you just contact a Samsung rep directly through your Samsung Members app on your phone. You can even live chat with them. The staff at Sammobile are not customer service representatives for Samsung. It will be easier for you to ask Samsung directly.

Moosehead1
Moosehead1

Sir, this is not what i or other readers are asking for. Just asking within Pie what changes have been made to Ar Emojis. We as readers figure with all the test and articles you have on sammoblie about pie and features and about up coming new features, that you have checked and used the ar emojis on a phone running pie.