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Quiet Hours Windows Phone
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How to set up Quiet Hours and Inner Circles on Windows Phone 8.1

There are so many new features in Windows Phone 8.1. Of course Cortana and the notification center will steal the headlines, but it’s the other features that help make this a momentous update. We’re going to highlight quiet hours and show you how to get the most out of it. Quiet hours is the new “do not disturb” feature in Windows Phone 8.1 that’s powered by Cortana.

What is it?

Quiet Hours is a new mode in Windows Phone 8.1 where you aren’t disturbed by notifications or other forms of incoming communication. Quiet hours can be set manually or automatically based on a few parameters that you control. Cortana also helps to power quiet hours and will allow select contacts, called your inner circle, to get through the quiet hour block.

When am I going to use this?

Any time you don’t want your phone to disturb you. Quiet hours is an appropriate feature for when you’re in an important meeting, giving a presentation, watching a movie or trying to sleep. Quiet hours can be trigger automatically based on specific times you control or for important calendar events. You’ll use this automatic mode probably for when you don’t want your phone to bug you late at night when you’re sleeping. Alternatively you can trigger quiet hours manually, which is very useful for spur of the moments activities like watching a movie.

What’s my inner circle?

Turning your phone completely off would be just as effective if quiet hours wasn’t an intelligent feature powered by Cortana. You can add important contacts to your inner circle. Those in your inner circle are individuals that you care about and can get to you no matter what. This is your spouse, your boss, your mother, your kids and anyone else that can reach you no matter what.

How do I add someone to my inner circles?

Inner Circle Windows Phone

Adding that special someone to your inner circle is as easy as pie. Just open Cortana and click the hamburger icon in the top right (three lines stacked on one another). This takes you to Cortana’s notebook where you can control all settings that she controls. Tap inner circle to add and delete folks. Cortana will suggest people based on your interaction and relation to them. You can also click the plus icon on the bottom to find and search for someone from your contact list. The option to add nicknames will also pop up. This gives you the ability to use voice commands using those nicknames and Cortana will know who you’re talking about.

Congrats. You’ve added someone to your inner circle. They’ll now be able to reach you when it matters most.

How do I set up quiet hours?

We’ve established that quiet hours are either automatic or manual. We’ll show you how to set up quiet hours both manually and automatically.

Manual Quiet Hours

Manual – The easiest way to get quiet hours whenever you need is to add it to as an option to your quick actions. To do that go to settings > notifications + actions > choose your quick actions > tap an icon slot > select quiet hours. Now you can trigger quiet hours just by pulling down on your notification center and tapping quiet hours (crescent moon icon). You’ll see that icon in your status bar whenever you’re currently in quiet hours mode. Bonus: You can also just tell Cortana to turn quiet hours on or off.

Automatic – While you certainly can toggle quiet hours on and off using the manual method above, there’s a more elegant solution to automatically trigger quiet hours. Cortana can automatically trigger quiet hours during specific times or when a calendar event has you marked as busy.

Automatic Quiet Hours

To set automatic rules for quiet hours launch go to settings > quiet hours > toggle on automatic rules. You’ll now see the option to select what specific days and hours you want quiet hours. Beneath that you can select whether or not you want quiet hours to automatically come on for calendar events marked as Busy. You can also specific and select which calendars on your phone these rules apply for. Like when you manually trigger quiet hours, you’ll see the crescent moon icon in the status bar anytime these automatically launched quiet hours are active.

Breakthrough rules

Quiet Hours Breakthrough

There’s one more level of control you as a user have over quiet hours on Windows Phone 8.1. You’re still looking at the quiet hours settings page, but now you’ve scrolled to the bottom to see edit and change the breakthrough rules. Here’s where you tell Cortana who and who can’t get through to you when you’re in quiet hours. Set it up so that someone can reach you if they call twice within three minutes, though they may not be in your inner circle. Or have Cortana automatically reply to text messages when you’re in quiet hours. Cortana can also ask those in your inner circle to breakthrough by starting off a text message with the phrase "knock knock". These are useful settings you control.

That’s a wrap

Quiet Hours Status Bar

Windows Phone 8.1 is a wonderful mobile operating system thanks to Cortana and features like quiet hours and inner circles. We’ll definitely be using quiet hours and hope you do too. If you have any questions feel free to ask bellow in the comments. Alternatively, head to the Windows Phone Central forums for help or reach out to me on Twitter (@samsabri).

Don’t forget to check out these other how-tos on Windows Phone 8.1:

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PeadarWagon says:

This is one of my favorite features!

Slater_GS says:

Anyone notice that there are 5 icons in Sam's "notification + action settings?

I can only seem to get 4 max. Lumia Icon.

Would love the extra actionable item in notification center.

xratola says:

Only for 1520 & 1320 I heard.

Aashish13 says:

Big screen is the reason but think they should keep mobile data option too.

iiN0ob says:

What? There is only space for 4 of tools aviabale for my 920.

Shadow 024 says:

He's one of those weird people that type the number of a nokia phone as a 'like' or '+1.' The 920 isn't a 1080p and large screen device, so it only has 4 quick action items like the majority of us.

Credo93 says:

Thanks for calling me weird! Really appreciate. My weird +920 like wasn't for the 5th toggle in the Action Centre, but for a mobile date toggle.

Cheers.

hwangeruk says:

It was the hair that confirmed it. Or were you drinking shots in a wind tunnel? ;)

CrazyQwert says:

Agree! I would love to see that, too! Is there a voice command for cortana to turn it on / off?

If tried a lot, but I only get her to do an internet search :/

peachy001 says:

Agreed, the mobile data is essential for me.

For me too...

 

Plus... so sad the fact that we need to tap a button and then switch a toggle to deactivate WiFi ¬¬

MS really needs to understand indian customers a bit !! We here dont have super fast WiFi so streaming online music is bad choice for us (complaining about the lacklustre offline sync). We here have very slow 2g and that too, we like to switch on and off very often (complaining about the cell data missing in action center). Someone really needs to get Joe to meet Indians so that he at least gives us some options.

hwangeruk says:

Dude, WTF has this got to do with India. Seriously.

You can stream where you have Wi-Fi, including your own home broadband.

Some Indian cities not only have 3G but also LTe, like Bangalore.

Syncing works fine with the app + windows, or your Xbox Music collection.

I really have no idea what your little rant is about, but it doesn't bare any relation to reality.

sadiq.na says:

They Should Keep Mobile Data on Notification Center

Slater_GS says:

Ahh, bummer.

Apparently 5" isn't big enough?

TWHS

NIST says:

Its also nice to know that you can use Notification Center even while playing a game without it pausing the game.

kingjah says:

Only 4 is not enough, we need an innovate idea on how to make it work with 10 or more.

fwaits says:

They could make that row scrollable, or swipe to show the next 4 or 5 options.

hwangeruk says:

4 is more than enough for most people. 3 is enough for me.

Its supposed to be for a handful of quick settings.

FLight mode cant be used _that_ often, even as a frequent flyer.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Data. Maybe rotation lock. I'd be surprised watching real usage patterns if people use more than 1 or 2 frequently. This just seems like never ending whining.

kenzibit says:

Why does cortana always give me web results instead of speaking?? Even happens when I repeat what people say in videos. Any setting for this guys?

mustiman says:

Set your region to US, and make sure Location is ON, try again. HTH.

kenzibit says:

Yes brother, have had all of that turned on since day one and nothing. Don't know why :(

Try asking "who is your father?" and "what do you think of Siri?"

kenzibit says:

Did...still web results. But works with questions like track united airline 250, how old is oprah Winfrey, how tall is hugh Jackman and a few. Can say works for me 1% of the time. Better than none I guess.

Many people reported this on the forums. Most of them got this issue (and myriads others) solved when they did a hard reset.

ChrisLynch says:

Agreed, but it doesn't alwasy work.  For instance, I have cortana monitor all 3 of my calendars (Outlook, Family Room and Exchange for work.). Cortana never puts my phone into Quiet Hours, even though calendar items are marked as Busy.  I have to manually enable Quiet Hours.  I also have the automatic Quiet Hours enabled.  It will be enabled, but never disable when the time is up.  I know this is beta, but does anyone else have this?  I'm going to create a thread in the forums to further discuss this.

Jackie Cr says:

My automatic quite hours stopped working after the June developer update. I found a work around that works on my unlocked 1020 European version. I have to set the time to start at 1200am to 0600am. If I set it for 1159pm to 0600am then it wont turn on quite hours. Another example I had before was 1030pm to 0600am failed to turn on quite hours as well. Hope this helps you figure out what exactly is causing your quite hours to not turn off... My settings are USA location American English as language and US vpn connection when needed

Jackie Cr says:

replace quite with quiet

explosive0 says:

Love it. Makes you sleep faster.

I wanna be mad at you, but I can't. lol

No quiet hours for me! As i am from uk!!

topleya says:

Yeah this is annoying. Was really looking forward to this feature

CORTANA->Quiet Hours
Without Cortana there is no option to set up quiet hours :-(

Yeah, same in Canada - can't even fake it because I have an HTC 8X - sigh

habaryu says:

Yeah, me too and I have the same phone too! What do you mean by "can't even fake it"? Is this phone unable to trick into putting US as language because of the model? I got mine from Telus by the way.

Non-US (unbranded) HTC's cannot set US English for phone language. And Cortana refuses to turn on. You could try search in Bing "Cortana settings" and it will open the settings page but the switch is disabled. Also you could search for "Quiet hours settings" but Cortana will open and say that she cannot help in this region or something like that.

DarwinPurol says:

Were both have the same problem sigh canada rules!

jodybiz says:

My 8X has the option to change region to US. Cortana works great. Unlocked, Indonesia.

Ditto, bah! Could at least have had the auto time set functionality, i.e. no Cortana...

A54D says:

I'm from the UK.. Just change your region and language to U.S. and you'll get Cortana asked all the other perks your missing?

And be blessed with an American dictionary, Fahrenheit for temperature and backwards dates. Not worth it for me.

shadoweye14 says:

You don't need to be bledded with backwards dates etc. You can set the current region to UK but change the R Format to USA still works :) I am from the UK and the dates etc are perfectly fine :D

efektos says:

No quiet hours for me as well, as English is not my main language... :(

Kinda stupid MS restricted this feature to a certain region - an application can do that ('Volume'), but MS needs to lock it to a certain region? This is absurd...

I agree with you, but I can't use the volume app in Windows phone 8.1

j_the_geek says:

Isn't it restricted because Cortana isn't actually finished yet? I think it even says BETA when using Cortana. From what I can remember reading, majority of major countries will have it by the end of the year.

Slovenix says:

Does anyone know if Cortana can work offline? I thought it could..

Martin_Jani says:

Yes, she can. But some funcion like forecast,bing etc. needs Wi-Fi or Cellular

Slovenix says:

Okay all :) To be honest I dont know, but I have noticed somewhere or I was dreaming or something, but I think I saw that she will be able to work offline for phone functions, like turn on/off this or that, take a note, send message, and so on.. with downloadable voice recognition or something.. Im not sure :D but it would be Awesome-Like useful :)

Nah.. Voice recognition is too complex to be downloaded to phone.. It needs constant internt connection to make accurate guesses.
Instead you can type in your queries in cortana, and get search results in cortana offline. Just like in PC.

cortana is beautiful! Im using in India and it gets 90% of the things I say.. Badly waiting for Final version release worldwide spl in India ofcourse

Aashish13 says:

It will take time the reason that a personal assitant is not a big feature like ok other phones. Its an optinal feature. We now just want official apps on WP. I really feel bad as fb integration has been removed from WP. It was so easy to use and clean. Now lets hope we get official fb app and update for twitter applications as well.

morpheus1982 says:

If you install the official facebook app, it integrates with the people hub.

anirban130 says:

Hey buddy.. How did u got cortana in India?? I am too using the preview release, but didn't got the cortana.. Kindly will u help?

change language to 'English (US)'

Restart (you will see restart option there only)

Change region to 'United States'

Restart same way again

Done! Cortana will appear now. BUT keep in mind u will get all US settings and app updates and store currency format will change to $ from ₹. Some settings may change too which may cause you inconvenience. Last, try to speak more in the US accent.
Enjoy Cortana its awesome!

anirban130 says:

Thanx buddy.. Cortana did appeared... Currently its downloading english(us) speech for cortana to work... Btw which r using?

Kashyapjani says:

Won't be using quite hours as much for now but setting up nicks for the people I contact is a must for using Cortana. No way to nick people without adding them to inner circle?

hehassavedme says:

Just give Cortana a command withthe nickname and she'll ask you who it is.

Tigueron says:

I believe in the people hub when you edit contacts, nickname is one of the fields you can edit. Not sure if it is the same nickname field that Cortana uses.

Kashyapjani says:

I can confirm that it isn't.

SIDD_DEY says:

I am not in US....however already have Cortana.....but disabled it....so my 1520 lacks QH
Hey Sam, Can you help me on how to project Screen ??

Sam Sabri says:

From what I understand we need to wait for firmware from OEMs to enable that feature. So devices like the Lumia 1520/Icon will get it when they get the Lumia Cyan firmware update. We'll round up all the info out there and get a post out on it soon.

SIDD_DEY says:

Thnx man....will wait for the update

cyborg4 says:

We need to wait for OEM firmware for wireless projection. For wired projection, the onus is on Microsoft to get the USB Projection Client out.

Aashish13 says:

When will firmware update arrive?

kevin2577 says:

Projecting screen can be done one of two ways (neither are functional yet)

New hardware (1520, 930, Icon) will support wireless projection through Miracast, but this requires Nokia Cyan update which isn't out yet.

8.1 also supports screen projection through USB, but that will require a special PC companion app that is not out yet

SIDD_DEY says:

Quite an explanation brother

jleebiker says:

Couldn't you just enable Cortana back and just not use it? That way, you have the ability to use QH?

SIDD_DEY says:

No man.....i gotta use many local services a lot... That needs location services to be realistic

I am happy with all these features

Aashish13 says:

Except fb integration removal. I hate facebook

theefman says:

If you hate facebook shouldn't you be happy the integration is gone?

morpheus1982 says:

You need the official app to enable a level of integration.

Chef316 says:

Off Topic: Sam, have you heard of any issues with people not being able to log I to their Microsoft account after the 8.1 update? My Microsoft account has an error on it now "80c805e2". And won't sync correctly. Do you know how to fix this issue without a hard reset?

My issue was bulk deleting my text messages. I also changed to no longer send SMS acknowledgements and download messages from "anytime." In order to fix this, i reverted my settings back to what they previously were. I hope this helps!
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp8-wpaccount/error-co...

Chef316 says:

Thanks! Found that disabling text message backup has resolved this issue. Text message back up isn't a big to me anyway.

cyborg4 says:

We want UK Cortana ASAP! :) why put off a fantastic feature?

RN50 says:

When does Cortana come to the UK?

abond32 says:

Can anyone tell me if you can attached documents yet or upload documents since the wp8.1 update? Ie11 says saved in documents folder. Can that folder be accessed? Thanks

Jackie Cr says:

I read that msft will release an official file explore sometime in June I hope this gives us easier access to our files.

kevin2577 says:

You can also use Cortana and tell her to turn on quiet hours manually

drkgrss says:

Loving these in depth tutorials.

Devmer11 says:

Took me a few try's to get her to work she finally automatically did it

BataBole says:

Out of topic! Did anyone with HTC got Cortana? Please help! I have set everything to USA and I don't have her on my phone. Duck it!

TechAbstract says:

Can the Automatic feature turn of the Manually activated quiet hours? Has anyone tested that? Let say I turn on manual and forgot to turn it off, then my Automatic kicks in or no?

TechAbstract says:

Well it does. The scheduled quiet hours can turn off a manual quiet hours.

Are you trying to make us jealous of being able to use dear Cortana? Don't try to explain me "you can use it via changing your region and language" cuz I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT!!

Xaphoon148 says:

So only working with Cortana?
Ducking shirt!

Dean McCrae says:

Anyone know what the little ticket indicator is for in the symbols list at top of screen?

Alienhead95 says:

That is for notifications.

jleebiker says:

Ticket indicator?

 

Dean McCrae says:

Yes, looks like a little rectangular ticket. Was just answered though by alienhead, its when notifications are present, hadn't noticed that.

devlam says:

Does anyone know why setting quiet hours is not available in the Netherlands and why certain things only can be set using Cortona? Can't guess the reason, and more important when do we get it?
Big disappointment that it is not available. Also because the app "volume" is not working in wp 8.1

Shadow 024 says:

Because it hooks into a lot of your phones systems such as text, calls, and apps, and keeps a notebook of privacy options and rules to block, remind and change settings based on what you specify.

devlam says:

I understand this when you are talking about cortona. But why suddenly there are things implemented which only can be configured using cortona and not also via the typing.
And also in the article it is mentioned that quiet hours can be set manually via settings. Why is that not available in my country.

mesamit says:

i hate it when you try to turn off wifi from action center...it takes to wifi settings...

theefman says:

You could try telling Cortana to turn it off for you, turn WiFi off works for me. Unless you're not in the US.....:)

sundawg#WP says:

Ya...kinda lame. Should act like Bluetooth...just turn off/on. Although you can just ask Cortana to do it and she does.

Alarm works in Quiet hour ?

MetalFan777 says:

this is not for us outside us. this is tragical at least.

jlynnm350z says:

Wow! I set this up and now my phone is smoking fast!!!! Seems faster

Nagle3216 says:

Sorry unrelated...  But how does one access locally stored video files in 8.1, since this split video and music. Video hub doesn't seem to have this option.

NIST says:

Its in the video hub. Then swipe to the right. Its in Personal Videos. There is a See All option there as well.

Nagle3216 says:

Thanks.  Interesting, my MV4 video files became unrecognized following the upgrade.  They worked fine on version 8.  I will remove them and try copying them back.

NIST says:

All set up. This is a great feature. Who's working on the "Project my screen" story?

hbjoroy says:

I'll give it a vote, stupid to tie lots of good features to software only available to a market that doesn't use WP. Europe should be prioritized. (hope it gains traction in Norway too...)

MetalFan777 says:

thanks. yeah. i love windows phone, and microsoft. but this is just sad. they would increase marked really if they opened up bing and cortana to other languages.

Muessig says:

Brilliant article, thanks!

jleebiker says:

Sam, love the ste-by-step. Does QH take any more battery juice to support it? I mean it has to check the time, your calendar and then reply back to people if they are not part of the Inner Circle or allow them to break through. Is it a wash since you don't have the tones and vibrations and etc of them being on? Thanks!

busyman96 says:

I'm actually disappointed there are no location based rules for quiet hours, though there are for reminders.

danielgray says:

Nokia please work on a new situations application. Thankyou

07outback says:

I certainly wish there was a location base for quiet hours as that would make total sense. Hopefully MS will realize this and add it.

itsmewasim says:

I have updated amber. But it is not fully successful. Yet i didn't get notification for black update. It shows like your phone is upto date. How to solve this?

Zippier says:

After you type the word shit, then hit the spacebar, you will see a little pic of a steaming pile in the suggestion bar to use for extra emphasis. 

pookiewood says:

I thought it was funny that if you type in "At Work"  it shows a Building and a sad face Emoticon.  HAHA! Found that out when I was texting my Brother-in-law. Loving the Emoticons in Predictive text.

Zippier says:

I think it's funny that I meant to put this in the "how to swear like a champ" article but got sidetracked with work and put it here instead. 

FAIL!

crise says:

I'm sorry but I still don't understand what those 3 options do under 'texts'. You can pick one of the 3, but how do they differ? What does exactly happen with each of those options?

Shadow 024 says:

"Inner circle breaks through" - Allows anyone within your inner circle to pass through for text messages

"Ask inner circle: break through?" - Will auto reply to text messages from your inner circle contacts letting them know you're busy and will let them know they can text "knock knock" to you in order to pass the previous message through

"No one can break through" - no exceptions for texts during quiet hours
 

pookiewood says:

I already setup Quiet Time and was wondering if the Notifications in the slide down where changeable.  Looks like they are!  Thanks for answering a question I had that wasn't the topic of you article.

CommonBlob says:

I find it amusing that its demoed by a Brit but its not for Brits yet:)

Sam Sabri says:

Cortana isn't British, she's from Seattle :P

When quiet time is on, does that mean that you still get notifications in the action centre, just not a audio/visual alert? 

dkp23 says:

What i want to know is how did you get facebook settings to show on the action center? (pictured)

 

I've tried everything from reinstalling, hard rest (not factory) deleting the fb beta to get it on there and cant. 

 

I read that it will start showing once you start receiving notifications, but i've received over 10 yesterday and it never showed up.  Probably would be easier if you can add manually?  who knows, but instagram/fb doesn't show for me, yet anyway. 

fernic28 says:

Same thing is happening to me, no FB in action center.

xankazo says:

*off topic" but last time I charged my phone I could only get less than four hours. Sad

K Raghu says:

is there a way to have quiet hours without Cortana, i prefer not to use voice activated search ?

 

Shadow 024 says:

No, but you can still use text searches with Cortana, it's not limited to voice only.

IceDree says:

Quiet Hours & Inner Circle were the features I was looking forward to the most :(
Couldn't get Cortana in my 8X.

kingjah says:

Is it true that Cortana can only remember one QH moment per day? If this is true, it's a serious limitation.

Shadow 024 says:

At the moment yes, it only has the ability to turn on for one specified time during the days you choose. You cannot choose different times for different days. HOWEVER, you can set it to go to quiet hours during 'busy' calendar events, which is the saving grace.

MozelTech says:

Does anyone know if quiet hours would quiet the Alarm Clock?  I would like to have my alarm clock active to wake me, but no txt or emails.

Orlok1138 says:

Yeah your alarm will still work

jarmopit says:

Am I missing something here or is QH tied to having Cortana??? If that is the case, I am more than disappointed :/

Shadow 024 says:

Quiet hour rules are tied to Cortana's notebook, which is used to make decisions about your phone (mute all volumes, reject calls, allow texts from inner circle). So yes, it is tied to the personal assistant.

Sean Eu Chng says:

So the network display bar at the top will appear always?

this feature is not showing up in my phone (Lumia 620)

Should this feature be avaiable also without using Cortana?

deepakj says:

I dont see Facebook on my notification setting. I have notifications enabled on it.

Any help?

Jaco Ra says:

This is pretty much timed airplane mode right?

deathdemon89 says:

It doesn't cut off your cellular or Wi-Fi connection, just disables audible alerts - basically a do-not-disturb mode

While using quiet hours through Cortana it is only working if GPS is on. Not working otherwise

VM1905 says:

Is there an option to add 'Private Number' option to inner circle... 

d_abbatelli says:

Extremely unhappy with Quiet Hours :(

All I wanted was something silencing my phone automatically, all I got is some kind of lousy airplane mode where you don't get any notification at all (unless you add inner circle, but then nothing prevents your mum from calling you during important meeting to ask what you want for dinner, which kind of defeats the point...)

Give me back Nokia Situations! It was way smarter than this!

Jackie Cr says:

Easy fix remove your mother from your inner circle or change the setting to nobody breaks through.

JK JK says:

That doesn't work for us. I don't want my phone ringing in the middle of a meeting but if it is an important call I still want to see who is calling and be able to step out and take it if needed. This is stupidity at its highest. MS just needed to turn off sound during quiet hours. It doesn't make sense to turn off all notifications completely. What they have implemented is 'black out hours' instead of 'quiet hours'

Alpha Tauri says:

I guess Quiet Hours in only available in the US. I could always change my region, sure, but I prefer it to be set in my own country.

gamato says:

No quiet hours without Cortana? Why? :-/

MrWhiteman says:

Have this problem in the UK. They must be intergrated.

gapokrif says:

I just can’t understand why such useful feature as “Quiet Hours” is part of Cortana app… Crazy move from MS side. I hope they will decouple that in near future.

pangchyu says:

How can i fix Quiet Hours on Lumia720, region UK ?

AgentSplurge says:

I'm in the UK, change your region to US and I think you have to change the language to match and cortana will work! It's pretty awesome to be fair

Ushae says:

No quiet hours here in uk, prob because we have no Cortana..

AgentSplurge says:

Can I tell cortana to turn on quiet hours for 2 hours for example? I mean just speaking to her. Would be cool if I can say 'Cortana, don't disturb me for 8 hours' before I go to bed, just as a one off situation so that it goes back to normal after the set time.

PBLNS says:

Only available in US I supose =(... at least not in México =( you can keep Cortana but give me Quiet Hours

jleebiker says:

Does anyone know if you can change the auto-reply messages Cortana replies with when QH is on? Also, does this cover emails and phone calls as well or just texts?

Chuck Mate says:

Quite Hours is not available if your Country is set to Canada. You have to set it to USA.

rogerhawes says:

I am located in the UK and have a Nokia 925 but my WIndows Phone 8.1 upgrade does not have the "quiet hours" option. Do you know if this is a US centric feature? Ignore this, I just looked at the rest of the thread and see that it is US centric

 

John Walsh3 says:

I can't get Cortana to do the Auto Reply even though it's turned on.

Quiet hours should have been standard without Cortana, we all need quiet time!

toocoded says:

Quiet Hours dont seem to work on my Lumia 520.

Although i ahve my phone leeting all the criteria - I get a message saying:

"To use quet hours, you'll need to make sure Cortana is turned on, Battery saver isn't conserving power at the moment, and Driving Mode isn't active. Go to settings and make any needed changes."

What could be the problem? 

Arron27 says:

When it comes to the UK ???