If you want to avoid unnecessary distractions and hide notifications, learn how to use Focus Mode in Windows 11. Focus Assistant is not new to Windows, having been introduced in Windows 10.

Whenever you are working on a project, participating in a video call, or simply watching a presentation, set Focus Mode in Windows to block all Windows notifications.

In this post, we will guide you through the necessary steps to learn how to turn on and configure Focus Mode in Windows 11 and block all system notifications.

How to Enable Focus Assistant in Windows 11

To avoid distractions during work or play by blocking Windows notifications, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click System.
  3. Click the Focus assistance page.

4. Select the Focus Assist setting.
5. Choose modes to enable or disable the feature:

Off: means you will see all notifications.
Priority only: notifications you have configured in the priority list will be shown.
Alarms only: blocks all notifications while focus assist is enabled, except for alarms.

After following the steps above, the system will enable Focus Mode in Windows 11 and disable notifications according to the settings made.

Tip: check the Show a summary of what I missed when focus assist was on option to receive a notification summary with everything you missed while the feature was on.


Learn how to enable Windows 11 focus mode to avoid distractions while using your computer.

So, follow the steps above and tell in the comments if you managed to enable focus mode in Windows 11 correctly.

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