System Set Priority Notifications for Do Not Disturb in Windows 11


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Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft reimagined focus assist experiences on Windows. Do not disturb makes it easy to silence notifications. Focus is a new experience that enables everyone to stay in the moment and minimize distractions on their PC. To help you stay on track, focus integrates with the Clock app for other focus tools, such as a focus timer and calming music.

It’s now easier than ever to silence notification banners with do not disturb. When you are ready to see the notifications that you may have missed, you can find them in Notification Center (Win+N).

You are always in control of your notifications. You can set up rules to automatically turn on do not disturb. For example, you could set do not disturb to automatically turn on outside of your work hours. Additionally, you can set priority notifications to control whether calls, reminders, and specific apps break through when do not disturb is on.

Set priority notifications allows you to choose which notifications are allowed while do not disturb is on, all others will remain in the Notification Center (Win+N). Alarms and important app notifications are not affected by Set priority notifications settings.

This tutorial will show you how to set priority notifications while do not disturb is on for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Set Priority Notifications for "Calls and reminders" in Settings
  • Option Two: Add Apps to Set Priority Notifications in Settings
  • Option Three: Remove Apps from Set Priority Notifications in Settings




Option One

Set Priority Notifications for "Calls and reminders" in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Notifications on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Notifications settings

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3 Click/tap on Set priority notifications. (see screenshot below)

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4 Under Calls and reminders, check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Show incoming calls, including VoIP and Show reminders, regardless of app used for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Add Apps to Set Priority Notifications in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Notifications on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Notifications settings

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3 Click/tap on Set priority notifications. (see screenshot below)

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4 Under Apps, click/tap on the Add apps button, and select an app you want to add. (see screenshot below)

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5 When finished adding apps, you can close Settings if you like.




Option Three

Remove Apps from Set Priority Notifications in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Notifications on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Notifications settings

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3 Click/tap on Set priority notifications. (see screenshot below)

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4 Under Apps, click/tap on the More options (3 dots) button for the app you want to remove, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

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5 When finished removing apps, you can close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Hi,
I'm waiting for the no notifications for hell or high water option to be added :cool:
 

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Hi,
I'm waiting for the no notifications for hell or high water option to be added :cool:
You could test turning off notifications completely. :wink:

 

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You could test turning off notifications completely. :wink:

Hi,
A new one can't believe I missed it :doh:

I don't get any ms messages only get them from mbam alerts for blocking malvertising which I'm already adding the site to ublock my filters section by them so yeah a little late in the blocking process lol
 

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    Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb & 3200c14 4x8gb
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    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti gaming
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