Activate Quiet Hours to Silence Notifications in Windows 8.1

Windows 8 has disappointed many users since its launch. Therefore, Microsoft has come up with Windows 8.1 to overcome the limitations of Windows 8. October is scheduled for the launch of Windows 8.1. Many new features are included in Windows 8.1 you can find the missing start menu and many other things. Here is the tutorial to enable or disable quiet hours in Windows 8.1 in order to control the notifications.

enable quiet hours windows 8.1

Earlier in Windows 8 there were two options like turn off notifications for a few short hours or completely turn them off. As notifications are useful in indicating the latest updates and notify you when you have e-mail or anything important. Windows 8.1 comes with an additional option known as quiet hours. This feature enables users to set time or say schedule time as to when the notifications should appear and when it should remain silent.

As notifications can distract you when you are in meeting or at work, so this quiet hours will help you to silence the notifications for a scheduled time and then get activated automatically once the quiet hours are over. To enable the quite hours feature on your Windows 8.1 PC, follow the steps given below.

How to Enable Quiet Hours in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 brings many new features like customizing the start screen, direct boot to Desktop, start menu, etc. Likewise it has introduced a feature called quiet hours that will Silent the Notifications.

  • Firstly, open charms bar using Win + C or by simply moving the fingers on the right screen
  • Click on the gear icon to open the Settings menu and click on the Change PC Settings at the bottom right corner of the screen

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  • In PC settings fly out, select Search and Apps tab
  • Now click on Notifications and go to the Quiet Hours section. This is where you can now schedule the time when the notification shall be enabled and when to disable.

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Once you have scheduled time the settings are saved and your device will show notifications only the quiet hours are over.

So, if you want to disable the notifications for certain interval, use quiet hours to set the time for the notifications to be disabled on Windows 8.1. Via


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