Automatic rules let you to set up a schedule or select the activities when you don’t want to be disturbed and Focus assist will be turned on automatically. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to use Focus assist using automatic rules on Windows 10.

How to configure Focus assist automatic rules

If you want to configure Focus assist to turn on automatically during specific times and activities, use the following steps: Once you’ve completed the steps, Focus assist will turn on automatically depending on the rules you have configured using the above instructions.

During these times — Sets schedule when Focus assist should turn on automatically. When I’m duplicating my display — Turns on Focus assist automatically when duplicating the screen. For example, when giving a presentation. When I’m playing games — Enable Focus assist automatically when playing games in full screen, but it only works with DirectX exclusive games.

Focus assist automatic rules settings For example, inside During these hours, you can set the schedule when you want Focus assist to be enabled. Using the drop-down menu, you can select how often you want to use the schedule (for example, daily, weekends, or weekdays), and you select whether to use the schedule when using “Priority only” or “Alarms only” to enable Focus assist. At the bottom of the page, you’ll even find an option to allow notifications to appear in action center during your Focus assist. If you don’t see the Focus assist settings, it’s likely because you’re not running Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update) or later, which is expected to release sometime in 2018. You can use this guide to see the version of Windows you’re currently running. Update January 29, 2017: This guide has been updated to reflect the name change of Quiet hours to Focus assist starting with Windows 10 version 1803. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.