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Quiet Hours is a feature in Windows 10 that disables showing all notifications. Any notifications you get while Quiet Hours is turned on will still appear in the Action Center for you to review later.

Are there certain times when you donít want to be interrupted or just need to stay focused on what youíre doing? Starting with Windows 10 build 17074, you can automatically choose those times when you donít want to be bothered with Quiet Hours automatic rules.
  • Quiet Hours will automatically turn on when you are duplicating your display. Never get interrupted during presentations again!
  • Quiet Hours will turn on automatically when you are playing a full screen exclusive DirectX game.
  • You can set the schedule that works for you so that Quiet Hours are always on when you want them. Go to Settings > System > Quiet Hours to configure your schedule.
  • Customize your own priority list so that your important people and apps always breakthrough when Quiet Hours are on. People pinned to your task bar with always break through!
  • See a summary of what you missed while you were in Quiet Hours.
  • If youíre using Cortana, you can also have Quiet Hours turn on while youíre at home.

Automatic rules allows you to choose the times and activities when you do not want to be disturbed and quiet hours will turn on automatically.

This tutorial will show you how to change Focus Assist automatic rules for your account in Windows 10.
Note   Note
Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, Quiet Hours has been renamed to Focus Assist.


Here's How:

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Quiet hours on the left side, and turn on or off the automatic rules on the right side you want for quiet hours. (see screenshots below)

3. Check (default) or uncheck Show me a summary of what I missed while quiet hours were on for what you want.

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If you click/tap on Add your address to let Cortana know your address for the When I'm at home automatic rule:
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4. Click/tap on an automatic rule to change its settings to what you want. (see screenshots below)
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You can click/tap on the back arrow button at the top left corner when finished to go back to the Quiet hours page to click/tap on another automatic rule.

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


That's it,
Shawn