I want to avoid seeing any e-mails, messages, or other notifications in order to focus for a few hours. But I also use my phone to listen to music, so I can't simply put my phone in another room or otherwise avoid looking at it. Is there a way (preferably but not necessarily on an unrooted phone) to turn off all notifications so they don't appear in the status bar until notifications are turned on? It might be acceptable if notifications never show up when you turn notifications back on, but not ideal.
I use a Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 6.0.1.
Some things I've tried and didn't do what I wanted:
- Do Not Disturb Mode: prevents notifications from ringing or vibrating your phone, but doesn't prevent them from appearing in the status bar.
- Settings > Notifications: doesn't seem to offer an option to turn off notifications for ALL apps (and them turn them back on), only for each app.
- Airplane Mode: effectively postpones all notifications until disabled, but prevents me from streaming music.