How Do I Silence an App on Android?

Android, Android Apps

Are you tired of being constantly interrupted by notifications from your Android apps? Whether it’s a messaging app, social media app, or game, sometimes you just need some peace and quiet. Luckily, there are a few ways to silence an app on Android.

Option 1: Turn off notifications
The most straightforward way to silence an app is to turn off its notifications. Here’s how:

  • Go to your phone’s settings
  • Select “Apps & notifications”
  • Select the app you want to silence
  • Select “App notifications”
  • Toggle off “Show notifications”

This will completely disable all notifications from the selected app. However, keep in mind that you won’t receive any important updates or messages from the app either.

Option 2: Use Do Not Disturb mode
If you still want to receive notifications from certain apps but don’t want them to disturb you during certain times (like when you’re sleeping), you can use Do Not Disturb mode. This will silence all incoming calls and notifications except for those that you specifically allow.

To turn on Do Not Disturb mode:

  • Go to your phone’s settings
  • Select “Sound”
  • Select “Do Not Disturb”
  • Toggle on “Turn on now” or schedule a specific time for it to turn on automatically

To allow certain apps:

  • Go back to “Do Not Disturb” settings
  • Select “Exceptions” or “Priority only allows”
  • Select “App notifications”
  • Choose which apps you want to allow notifications from during Do Not Disturb mode

Option 3: Use third-party apps
There are also third-party apps available on the Google Play Store that can help you silence specific apps. These apps often come with additional features such as scheduling, custom notifications, and more.

One popular app is “AppBlock – Stay Focused”, which allows you to block access to certain apps during specific times or when certain conditions are met (like when you’re driving). Another app is “Silence – Notification Blocker”, which lets you choose which apps to silence and for how long.


Silencing an app on Android is a simple process that can save you a lot of frustration and distraction. Whether you choose to turn off notifications, use Do Not Disturb mode, or download a third-party app, there’s a solution for everyone. So go ahead and take control of your phone’s notifications – your peace of mind will thank you!