How to Turn Off Driving Mode on Android

Modify Android notifications for a clear distinction between driving and being a passenger.

Google Assistant’s Driving Mode is one of the features that can become your personal assistant while you drive. However, you may decide to disable this feature to keep your phone out of DND mode, especially if you are not driving but only riding a vehicle. Let’s explore the steps to turn off Driving Mode on your Android phone to disable silenced notifications.

How to Turn Off Driving Mode on Android

How to Turn Off Driving Mode on Android

You can turn off Driving Mode on your Android mobile device, just like you can enable it. Generally, you need to turn on this mode only for the first time. The next time, it automatically detects when you are driving, if it has the necessary permissions, or if it gets connected to the car’s Bluetooth.

But you may decide to turn it off because of various reasons, such as:

  • You have Android Auto set up with your car’s infotainment device so you do not need this mode.
  • The Driving Mode is increasing your problems rather than making your drive easier.

Quick Answer

To turn off Driving Mode on Android, follow these steps:

1. Open Settings on your phone and tap on Google.

2. Select Settings for Google apps.

3. Tap on Search, Assistant & Voice and then choose Google Assistant.

4. Select Transportation.

5. Tap on the Notifications option and disable the Assistant Driving Mode option.

Below mentioned are two methods to turn off this mode on your Android phone.

Method 1: Disable Google Assistant Driving Mode

Let’s see the method to turn off the Assistant Driving Mode option on your Android phone.

1. Open Settings on your phone.

2. Swipe down and tap on Google.

3. Swipe down to the bottom of the menu and tap on Settings for Google apps.

Under the Services on this device section, tap Settings for Google apps, which is the bottom-most option

4. From the list, tap on Search, Assistant & Voice.

5. Select the Google Assistant option.

On the Settings screen for Google apps, tap Google Assistant

6. Locate and tap on Transportation to continue the procedure to turn off Android Driving Mode.

7. Swipe down to the bottom again and tap on Notifications.

Swipe down to the bottom again and tap Notifications

8. Turn off the toggle for the Assistant Driving Mode option.

Swipe down and turn off toggle switch next to Assistant Driving Mode

Also Read: How to Turn on Samsung Galaxy S3 Driving Mode

Method 2: Turn Off Automatic Driving Mode from DND Menu

Alternatively, you can also disable the Automatic driving mode from the Do Not Disturb mode on Android phones.

Note: Different Android phone models have different options for Driving Mode. This option can be found on some Android phones, including Google phones.

1. On your Android phone, go to Settings and tap on Sound & vibration.

2. Tap on the Do Not Disturb > Schedules option.

3. Then, select the Settings gear icon for the Driving Mode option.

4. Turn off the toggle for the When driving is detected option.

Turn off the toggle for the When driving is detected option

We hope that this guide has given you helpful insights on how to turn off Driving Mode on Android. Share with us in the comments below your experience with disabling Driving Mode or any additional tips you have found useful. Drive safely and enjoy a distraction-free journey!

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