Do Not Disturb While Driving

Each Android phone has different capabilities for reducing distraction while driving. First, find out how to you can activate Do Not Disturb While Driving on your phone. Scroll down to learn about the latest handsfree options.

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What is a Do Not Disturb while Driving feature? 

By using a third-party app or activating a Do Not Disturb While Driving (DNDWD) feature on a Pixel phone, you won’t have to worry about annoying messages, push notifications, or distractions while you’re driving.

Why do it? 
  • Unwanted phone notifications are really annoying when driving

  • Turning on a setting that hides these until you stop driving helps maintain your focus on the road and decreases the risk of crashing

  • Every day in the U.S., an average of 9 people are killed, and over 1,000 people are injured by distracted driving.  Don’t let this be you or your loved ones.

  • The vast majority of U.S. drivers say it is very dangerous to check notifications and text while driving. They are willing to give this up but find it hard to resist the temptation.

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Check Out These Options to See What is Right for Your Phone

Pixel Phones have a Do Not Disturb While Driving feature you can turn on. Click Here to find out how.

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A third-party Do Not Disturb While Driving app that works on all Androids. Click Here to learn more.

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Looking for a Handsfree Phone Option for When You Drive?

Meet Android Auto and Google Assistant Driving Mode. Driving Mode is a bit newer, but Android Auto may suit your needs better. (Read this to learn how they compare.)

This app is great if your car has a dashboard touchscreen (if you have OS 10 or up, you can even use without a dashboard touchscreen).

Click Here to learn more. 

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Driving Mode is a bit newer and may one day replace Android Auto.

 It requires OS 9 or higher and 4 GB of RAM.

Click Here to learn more about it.

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Thanks for doing your part to stay safe on the road!