I’m talking about rules you create that serve to automate changes that happen to your device, based on either a Wi-Fi network connection or location. For example, you might have a work phone that you use and you want it to automatically switch to Do Not Disturb when you come home from a long day of fielding calls. Sounds nice never having to remember to silence that phone when you arrive home.  Even better, when you leave home, your Android device will automatically go back to pestering you until you return home. The rules feature is handy. And because it’s been around since Android 10, chances are pretty good that it’s available to you. I’m going to show you how to create an Android Rule that will do exactly what I described above – switch your device to Do Not Disturb as soon as you arrive home. Also: How to set up a bedtime schedule on your Android device

What are Android rules and how do you create a Do Not Disturb rule?


The only thing you’ll need for this is an Android device running at least Version 10 of the operating system. That’s it… let’s set some rules. Also: What is app pinning and how do you set it up? After taking care of that, you can then back out of the Settings app and trust that whenever you arrive home, the device will be placed in Do Not Disturb mode.  Once you’ve taken care of that, select what you want the device to do when you arrive. For this example, select Turn on Do Not Disturb. You can optionally enable the notification, which will send a notification to the Notification Shade. Also: How to control what apps send notifications to your Android And that’s all there is to adding an Android rule to make your life a bit more convenient.