Calm hours on Windows 10/8.1

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Windows 8.1 introduced a new feature called Quiet Hours, which is also included in Windows 10. This feature allows users to delete notifications during this period. The idea behind introducing this feature is that there may be times when you don’t want to be bothered or interrupted by notifications.

Quiet hours on Windows

When you set quiet time on your Windows device, you can’t receive notifications of applications or calendar events, messages and email notifications and even take calls via Skype when the device is idle. In such situations, you will not hear any noise and the screen will not turn on due to a notification.

To configure Quiet Hours in Windows 8.1, move the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner to open the Charms bar and click Settings then Change PC settings.

Click Search and Applications then Notifications. Here you can see all the configuration settings of your notifications for all applications or for individual applications and also for quiet hours.

To set the quiet hours, move the slider to the right to change its status to On On. Then set De Time and To Time. During this time, all application notifications will be stopped. However, notifications are automatically restarted when you use your device or when rest periods have expired.

If you configure setting during rest periods, you won’t even be able to receive calls from applications like Skype.

In Windows 10, rest periods are set from 12:00 to 6:00 and cannot be changed. However, you can manually activate or deactivate the rest periods at any time.

Set the silent hours using Group Policy

April 2021 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor and navigate to:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Notifications.

In the right pane, double-click Disable silent hours.

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