How to turn on or off Instagram’s Quiet mode on iPhone and Android

To help users spend more time on things that matter to them, Instagram released Quiet mode which shuts down all the notifications from the app. While users can use their device’s Do Not Disturb (DND) mode to avoid distractions, Quiet mode comes with its own distinct features and perks. On that note, here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to turn on and off Instagram’s Quiet mode on Android mobile phones and iPhones.

How to turn on Instagram’s Quiet mode on Android and iPhone

  • Firstly, open Instagram on your phone
  • Now select the Profile section from the bottom tab
  • Tap the 3-line menu from the top right corner
    Turn on Instagram Quiet mode
  • Select Settings and Privacy option
    Turn on Instagram Quiet mode
  • On the next screen select Notifications
    Turn on Instagram Quiet mode
  • Here you’ll find Quiet mode. Select it
    Turn on Instagram Quiet mode
  • Simply enable the toggle
    Turn on Instagram Quiet mode
  • You can also schedule it to automatically turn on and off during a day
  • And you’re done!

    After enabling Quiet mode, you will no longer receive notifications from Instagram. Once the feature is turned off, the notification and messages will be shown to you in a summary form for you to catch up with.

    How to turn off Instagram’s Quiet mode

    Instagram Quiet mode can be enabled for up to 12 hours every day. Beyond that, the feature will automatically turn off. However, you can turn it off manually whenever you feel like. Here’s how:

    • Firstly, open Instagram
    • Now select the Profile section from the bottom tab
    • Tap the 3-line menu from the top right corner
      Turn off Instagram Quiet mode
    • Select Settings and Privacy option
      Turn off Instagram Quiet mode
    • On the next screen select Notifications
      Turn off Instagram Quiet mode
    • Here you’ll find Quiet mode. Select it
      Turn off Instagram Quiet mode
    • Now disable the toggle
      Turn off Instagram Quiet mode
    • Quiet mode will be turned off and you’ll receive IG notifications normally

    If you wish to use Quiet mode for more than 12 hours straight, you’ll have to resort to using your phone’s Do Not Disturb (DND) mode or turn off the Instagram app’s notifications altogether.

    Note – The steps to enable and disable the feature are some for both Android and iOS.

    FAQs

    1. What is Quiet mode and what does it do?

    Quiet mode is a DND-like feature on Instagram that turns off all notifications from the app so that the user can focus on more important things such as studying, working, or driving without being distracted and bombarded by notifications. Here’s what it does when it’s enabled:

    • Shows a Quiet mode badge on profile – When the feature is turned on, Instagram will show a specific ‘Quiet mode’ icon on your profile to let others know you’ll not receive notifications.
    • Indications within a chat – After enabling Quiet mode, a message will be displayed on the chat screen saying the user is currently in quiet mode.
    • Notification summary – Once Quiet mode is turned off, Instagram sends a summary of any new notifications or messages you may have received during the quiet mode period.

    2. Is Quiet mode available on Instagram in India?

    Yes, Instagram’s Quiet mode has made its way to India along with many other countries. Users can find the feature under the ‘Notification’ section within the app’s Settings.

    3. Can I use Instagram’s Quiet mode on desktop?

    No, Quiet mode has not been made available for Instagram’s web version. However, users can pause various kinds of push notifications such as notifications for likes, comments, new followers, message requests, and more. To pause notifications, go to “Settings’ and select ‘Notifications’ from the left menu.

    4. Can I schedule Quiet mode on Instagram?

    Yes, when you go over to Quiet mode’s settings, it gives you the option to schedule the mode according to your convenience. Once scheduled, the mode will automatically be enabled and disabled depending on the time you have set.

    5. Why can’t I see Quiet mode on Instagram?

    If you can’t find the option to enable Quiet mode on the Instagram app, it could be possible that the feature has not been rolled out for your account or region yet. In such cases, ensure you’re running on the latest version of Instagram. The other way is to simply wait for the option to appear in a future update.

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