Set Quiet Hours on a Microsoft Lumia 535

Edited by Thor, Colette Cole, Eng

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to set quiet hours on a Microsoft Lumia 535.


Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on the right-hand side of the phone
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    Swipe the lock screen up and enter the home screen
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    We want to activate Cortana
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    In order to set the quiet hours on our phone, we need to do that using Cortana. So press the search button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. That is the magnifying glass.
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    This will bring up Cortana
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    What we're trying to do, is show you how to set up quiet hours
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    This is where your phone will turn off notifications and noises. It won't allow people to call you unless you allow certain people to call you and it just creates an opportunity for you not to be disturbed by your phone. Perhaps you want to read to your child for 1 hour a day. You don't want to turn your phone off, but you don't want it to interfere with this moment. Perhaps you visit a church or you need another time of peace and of disconnection from your phone. You can do this set that time using quiet hours. We need to go into the settings menu in Cortana. This is located in the top right-hand corner of the screen. It is the button with the 3 horizontal lines.
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    Press that button
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    Now we have entered the menu.
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    At this point, it's also very important to point out Cortana does not come activated on phones outside of the United States of America
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    If you have purchased your phone in America and you are in America, then Cortana will be activated. If it's from outside of America, then it will be on your phone but it will not be activated. You will need to activate it yourself. It's a very simple process involving a change in a few settings. If you need to do this, there is a video on how to do it on this website. Search for how to activate Cortana on a phone outside of the USA, watch that video, learn how to do it, be shown how to do it and then come back and watch this video again.
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    Now we're still in the settings menu
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    We want to go to "quiet hours" located on the menu. So press that button.
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    Now you can see we have some options
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    The first option is to activate it right now
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    When it is turned on, it means that now quiet hours have been activated
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    If you can see, at the top of the screen there will be an icon that will look like a small crescent moon
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    So this is activated right now
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    Now it is on quiet hours. That means Cortana handles your calls and takes and turns off notifications. So people cannot get through to me right now. This is my quiet time. If I don't want to do it right now, but I want to do it at a certain time. If I swipe "Automatic rules", it will turn it on.
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    Then we're going to be given the option to turn on during these times or turn when I have a calendar event marked "busy"
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    Cortana will then connect this application with your calendar applications. If you have a calendar or if you use your calendar and you have set a particular day or a particular time as an event, which are marked as busy, then Cortana will automatically turn your phone to quiet hours. So we can turn on during these times in order to select times.
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    We can have only once or repeatedly
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    Is it just a one-time thing? Is it something you're going to be doing every day? We can choose. We can choose only once.
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    We can also choose on different days
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    If there is a time, a specific thing you do it regularly at the same time, perhaps it is a sporting event, or religious occasion, then you can set a repeated time
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    We're just going to do this once to show you and it's going to be only once.
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    Let's set the time
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    So we'll make it from, we'll say 2:00 pm on the 24-hour clock
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    We'll set it until 3:00 pm
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    This is the time we need it to be quiet
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    We can also select to turn it on when I have a calendar event marked "Busy".
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    I will select calendars
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    This will show the different calendars we have
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    I have my own calendar or the Family Room. We can just press my calendar.
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    You can see that this particular quiet time has been set now
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    You'll have to set different times based on your specific needs
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to set up quiet hours on a Microsoft Lumia 535.
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Recent edits by: Colette Cole, Thor

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