SOLVED: What are QUIET HOURS in Windows 10 and Windows 8

In Windows 10 there is a Notification Tile named QUIET HOURS that has many people confused.  Quiet Hours are actually a feature that was released in Windows 8, that disables ALL notifications during the set times.  This means things like new WiFi hotspots that Quiet-Hours-Windows-10are detected, or new email in Outlook, or Calendar notifications, will not pop up and annoy you.

In both Windows 8 and 10, the settings for Quiet Hours SHOULD appear under SETTINGS > NOTIFCATIONS.  I say SHOULD because in build 10159 of Windows 10 that I am using now, there are not settings for quiet hours.  I have reported this to Microsoft and expect a (near) future build will correct this issue.


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    bricolage February 21, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    There is definately a lot to find out about this issue. I love all the
    points you’ve made.

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    Gabriel August 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    It works now. It is on the Action center, next to Night Light mode.

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    Ed Eaglehouse August 16, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I’m on Windows 10 build 15063 and it’s still not there in August 2017. Another great useless feature from Microsoft.

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    swaggard September 21, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    It blocks notifications cuh

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    anon July 31, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    i think you configure options to quiet hours from cortana (unfortunately i don’t have this in my region)

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    James Hancock July 29, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Guess what? It didn’t make it into RTM either!

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews August 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      I have a release build of Windows 10 and I still see QUIET HOURS. What build are you on?

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        maddi July 4, 2018 at 5:24 am

        They state their model in the 2nd paragraph if you read it properly.

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