Turn On or Off Quiet Hours in Windows 10

The Quiet Hours feature in Windows 10 has been really watered down. Unlike in Windows 8.1, you cannot set the time or the hours for which you want your PC to be ‘quiet’. You can only turn it On or Off. Let us take a look at this setting.

If you set Quiet Hour on your Windows 10 device, you will not be able to  receive app notifications or calendar event, messages and email alerts. In such situations, you will not hear any sounds, nor see the screen light up due to some notification. This feature is enabled by default on all machines.

By default, Windows 10 client has been configured to stay ‘quiet’ from from 00.00 Midnight to 6.00 AM only, provided Quiet Hours is turned on. So the window of time when Quiet Hours can be engaged is from 00.00 Midnight to 6.00 AM only. You cannot change these times – it is like a take-it or leave-it situation.

Quiet Hours in Windows 10

Quiet Hours in Windows 10

To turn on Quiet Hours, click on the Notification center icon in the taskbar. Clicking on Quiet hours will turn it on or off. Right-clicking on it will pop up a Go to settings option. Clicking on it simply opens the System Settings window.

You have another way. Right-click on the taskbar system tray Notification center icon and the following options appear:

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Here you can opt to Turn off quite hours or Turn on quiet hours.

When Quiet Hours is enabled, notifications related to calls from VOIP lock screen call capable apps and Alarms are however allowed to come through.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.