The Xbox One packs a large portfolio of social features, with Xbox Live bridging the gap between Microsoft's gaming platforms. And while a core aspect of the console experience, sometimes constantly popping notifications get between you and your games.
"Do Not Disturb" is a feature which aims to help with exactly that, eliminating distracting notifications while on the console. Comparable to similar features on smartphones, you'll remain connected to the internet, though incoming notifications will be suppressed. System-level notifications such as Achievements will break through this barrier, but this significantly cuts the clutter that comes with Xbox Live.
How to enable Do Not Disturb on Xbox One
Do Not Disturb is a feature enabled on a per-profile basis, meaning you'll need to sign into Xbox Live to enable it. Once activated for your profile, its effects will be immediately active.
- Press the Xbox button on your Xbox One controller.
- Press LB four times to arrive at the Sign in tab.
- Select your profile.
- Scroll down to the Appear online option.
- Press A.
- Select Do Not Disturb.
To other Xbox Live users, your profile will now state it's currently "Busy," including for those outside of the Xbox Insider Program. Going forward, Do Not Disturb status will remain active unless manually disabled at a later date.
Updated February 7, 2018: Updated this article to reflect the public release of the "1802" update.
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