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Have A Rest, Turn Off Your Mobile Phone Syncing

ping, PING, flash, Notification, Icon, Bubble, PING ... who needs it during the holidays when we're away from the hustle and bustle of work life.

So turn it all off!


  1. Open your device’s Settings app
  2. Tap Users & accounts. If you have more than one account on your device, tap the one you want.
  3. Tap Account sync.
  4. Turn off the apps you don't want to auto-sync.
Note: Turning off auto-sync for an app doesn't remove the app. It only stops the app from automatically refreshing your data.


  1. Open Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Under Accounts, tap on the account you want to disable.
  3. Toggle Mail OFF. (If you are disabling an IMAP or POP account, tap or slide Account to OFF.)

Gmail 'Out Of Office'

And let people know you'll not be talking with them until you feel the need to do work stuff again (if you ever have that need)
  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the "Vacation responder" section.
  4. Select Vacation responder on.
  5. Fill in the date range, subject, and message.
  6. Under your message, check the box if you only want your contacts to see your vacation reply.
  7. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
If, like me you use Google's InBox you'll still have to go to Gmail as it's not a setting in it (yet!)