How does the Android "Do Not Disturb" feature work?

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UPDATE 4/2017: This feature is for Gen 1 & Gen 2 adapters only.

Helping people drive safer is a big part of our mission. Currently available only for Android, the Do Not Disturb feature is built for distraction-free driving while using the Automatic app. When DND mode is turned on and you are currently driving, the following occurs:

1. Your phone is silenced from receiving incoming calls and texts messages. Incoming calls are immediately sent to voicemail, and an auto-reply text message is sent to the caller stating the following: "Hi! I’m currently driving but will get back to you later." (Note: at this time, this text message cannot be customized).

2. Your phone is silenced from receiving any incoming notifications. Your phone will, however, continue to receive text messages, emails, and other app notifications in the background; you just will not be alerted of these actions.

When you initially setup Automatic on your phone, you will be asked whether you would like to enable Do Not Disturb. If you choose to not enable it at this time, you can later enable/disable the feature from the User Profile menu of the app.

See our blog for more information about Do Not Disturb.
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