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What is DND on Fitbit? (Fitbit Luxe, Charge, Inspire)

We like receiving notifications directly on our Fitbits as it helps us stay connected to what’s going on throughout our day. However, there are times when we need to focus on a task at hand and don’t want to be distracted by incoming notifications.

That’s where Do Not Disturb (DND) mode comes in handy.

Fitbit’s DND or  “do not disturb” mode allows you to silence all incoming notifications, alerts, and calls. This is great for when you’re working on a project or need to focus on something important.

In this post, we will dig deeper into what DND is on Fitbit, how to enable it and what features are available while in this mode.

So, let’s get started.

What does DND mean on a Fitbit Device?

People kept asking what DND means on the Fitbit Charge 4, Inspire 2, Luxe or Fitbit Versa or the Sense Watch. DND stands for do not disturb, so no matter which device or brand you pick, the basic function of this feature remains the same.

DND mode mutes forms of notifications, alerts, and calls that might come through to your device, so you can give your immediate attention to something else.

You can set some notifications on a priority list to let them pass through the DND mode. This way, you won’t miss out on any important calls or messages.

Should Do Not Disturb be on or off on Fitbit?

Generally speaking, people tend to have DND mode turned off on their Fitbits. Most people use to love the idea of receiving notifications on their wearable devices as it allows them to take a sneak peek at what’s happening in the world without having to pull out their phones.

However, there are situations where you might want to enable DND to avoid being disturbed by the flood of notifications. Fitbit will receive the notifications from the connected smartphone, but it won’t vibrate or turn on the screen.

How to turn on DND on my Fitbit?

If  you want to know how to turn on DND mode or  “do not disturb” mode on your Fitbit, here are the instructions:

  1. First and foremost you should be familiar with the DND icon on your Fitbit device. Usually, it is a minus symbol in a circle.
  2. Next, you might have to swipe down or swipe left on your Fitbit device to find this icon.
  3. Once found, all you have to do is to tap on it, and the Fitbit will notify you that the DND mode is enabled.
  4. To turn off (or as you might say, GET RID Off) DND mode, you will have to find that icon again and disable it with a single tap.

To further help you out, we’ve made a list of steps on how to turn on DND mode on different Fitbit devices.

Product NameHow to Turn ON and OFF DND
Fitbit Charge 3Touch the side button for a few seconds >> Tap on DND or Sleep on the screen to turn it on and off.
Fitbit Charge 4Touch the side button For Few Seconds >> Select DND or Sleep Form the screen >> Toggle to turn it on and off.
Fitbit Charge 5Double-tap to wake up the screen >> On the clock screen Scroll down by swiping on the screen until you see the DND >> tap on the DND to turn it on and off
Fitbit Luxe Wake Up the screen by double-tapping >> Slide down on the Screen >> tap on the DND to turn it on and off
Fitbit Versa 2Wake up the watch by pressing the side Button >> Swipe left on the screen until you find the settings >> Scroll down and tap on the DND menu >> Tap on the DND to enable or disable it.
Fitbit Versa 3Wake Up the screen >> swipe down on the clock screen to Access the Quick Settings >> Under the Quick Settings Tap on the DND to turn it on and off.
Fitbit SenseWake Up the screen >> swipe Left on the clock screen to Access the Quick Settings >> tap on the DND icon to turn it on and off.
Fitbit IonicPress the Left side button on the watch to Wake Up the screen >> swipe left on the screen to find the Settings icon >> tap on the Settings icon >> scroll down and tap on the DND option >> tap on the Do Not Disturb option to enable or disable it.
Fitbit Inspire 2Wake up the screen >> Scroll down to find the Settings menu and tap on it >> under the settings scroll down to find the Do Not Disturb option and tap on it >> Tap on the DND to turn it on and off.

Can Fitbit track my activities when DND mode is enabled?

Yes, your Fitbit will continue to track your activities (heart rate, steps count, calories burned) even when DND mode is enabled. The feature only silences the alerts and is not supposed to interfere with the other functionalities of the device.

What’s the difference between sleep mode and do not disturb on Fitbit?

The basic function of Sleep mode and DND on Fitbit is the same, they mute the notifications, goal celebrations, and reminders. Plus, the Fitbit screen doesn’t wake up.

Ignoring the superficial difference between their icons, the main distinguishing factor of sleep mode is its dim light mode and schedule.

In sleep mode, the screen doesn’t wake even if you turn your wrist. It will do so only when you tap the screen two times on most Fitbit devices.

DND mode cannot be scheduled, and it can’t be turned on when you have already enabled the Sleep mode on your Fitbit.

Why is my Fitbit not notifying me of texts, calls, and reminders?

There are a few reasons why your Fitbit might not be receiving notifications.

The first thing you should check is the Fitbit app on your smartphone. It should be running in the background, and the phone should be able to receive calls and text notifications in the lock screen mode.

Secondly, you should check that your DND mode is turned off. Check also for the sleep mode, it should be turned off.

If they are already off, then the next thing to do is to restart your Fitbit device and see if that helps. If the issue persists, then you might need to update the firmware of your Fitbit device.

You can check and update the firmware of your Fitbit through the companion app on your smartphone.

Updating the firmware usually fixes most of the software-related issues on these devices. If none of these steps helped, then you can reset the Fitbit as the final resort.

Final Words:

DND mode on Fitbit is a useful feature that can help you avoid being disturbed by the constant pining of notifications while you are busy or working.

Most of the time, the DND mode is turned off as people tend to like receiving notifications on their wearable devices.

However, there might be situations where you would want to enable DND to avoid being disturbed.

The sleep mode is an extension of DND mode that goes a step ahead from silencing the notifications and reminders by also dimming the light of the Fitbit device’s screen.

The sleep mode can be scheduled, and it cannot be turned on if you have already enabled DND mode on your Fitbit.

The DND mode is usually the culprit when Fitbit struggles to get notifications alerts from the smartphone.