Take control of notifications with Android Marshmallow’s Do Not Disturb feature

Marshmallow reinforces an existing notification features with android do not disturb mode.

In Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has added some new features making it easier to silence unwanted notifications. while you are asleep or at work, for example. Android 6.0 marshmallow is based on the priority notice of lollipops and pause features. And gives the notification of a new umbrella name management tools, Do Not Disturb. Let’s take a look at what these broader silencing notification features can do.

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Turn on Do Not Disturb at any time

Android Marshmallow lets you mute notifications at any time with just a tap. Pull down the Notification drawer and slide again to go to the Quick Settings bar (or swipe down with two fingers at once). Tap Do Not Disturb, and then choose the types of alerts you want to receive all do not disturb is active. You can choose to continue to receive notifications for alarms or priority notifications, or you can opt for silence. (We will discuss priority notifications in depth in a moment.)

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Do Not Disturb is a swipe and a tap away in Android Marshmallow.

Finally, choose whether you want to have Do Not Disturb stay on until you say otherwise (“Until you disable”). or for a defined period of time (“For an hour,” by default) . If you choose the latter option, use the “+” and – buttons to set how long you want Do Not Disturb to be active.

Android Priority Mode (Priority interrupts).

Android Lollipop introduced the concept of “priority notifications”. These notifications back up the notifications screen. And you can choose to continue to receive hearing or vibration alerts for these notifications even when you have all other notifications muted. If android priority mode not working….?

To choose which notifications you want to process as priority notifications, head on over to your phone’s settings app, then tap Sound & one-stop-notification of all kinds for all things related to notifications and alert sounds. Then press Do Not Disturb and press only allows priority. From this screen, you can choose to limit the types of notifications you will be alerted to.

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With priority notifications, you can choose to let certain notifications through while Do Not Disturb is enabled.

First, choose whether you want to prioritize notifications for reminders and calendar events. (The option to silence the alarm is greyed out for some reason.)

Then discuss priority notifications options for messages and phone calls. define your priority preferences by typing either “Messages” or when you do, a context menu appears with four options open “calls.”

  •  In person: This option allows all notifications through, no matter who is trying to reach you.
  • Contact only: Notifications alerting calls or messages from people listed in your Contacts app will get priority status.
  • Ongoing contacts only: This setting gives priority to notifications that relate only to those marked as favorites in Contacts. To mark someone as a favorite, go to the Contacts application, tap the name of that person, and then tap the star icon in the upper right corner.
  • None: No call or message notifications will receive priority status.


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You can still receive phone calls and message notifications of certain people, even when Do Not Disturb is enabled.

Once you select your desired settings for calls and messages, choose whether you want notifications repeated appeals to gain priority by switching the “repeat callers” slider to the On position. When this option is enabled, you receive a notification if someone calls you a second time within 15 minutes, regardless of whether the notifications of this person receive priority status.

Down time

If you want to enable all notification alerts by most of the time but want to limit alerts during certain times (like when you are sleeping or office), downtime is for you. During the downtime hours, you will be alerted to priority interruptions, Your phone will receive all other notifications silence. They will be there waiting for you when you wake up. but your phone will not turn on the screen, make a noise or vibration.

If you want to use unavailable, you must first select the days of the week and the hours. you want to set as the notification of quiet hours. Go to Settings> Sounds & Notifications> Do Not Disturb> automatic rules. Android Marshmallow provides presets you can use to weekends and weeknights, and selected option for the management of notifications during calendar events.

Start by typing one of these three options-for the sake of this tutorial I will tap Weekend. Then, switch the ON / OFF switch to the “on” position. Select the Days You want to apply to the preset, then set a start time and end time.

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Setting quiet hours during the weekend.

At last, select the types of alerts you want to pass up. You can choose between alarms only (makes audible alarms but muted all other notifications), only priority (allows only priority notifications), or total silence (which mutes all notifications).

Take a look at the pre-selection of the event as well, and choose if you want to silence the notifications go out during the events on your calendar, useful to prevent your phone from going off in the middle of a staff meetings. Put the rule, select the calendar and the response status you want it uses, then choose what kind of notifications, if any, you want to receive in calendar events.

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You can set your own rules if you want. This could be useful if you do not want to be disturbed while you are at work.

You can create additional rules for notifications as well. For example, you can set a priority to only allow notifications while you are in the office. Tap Add rule, type a name, choose whether you want a rule time (hours and you enter specific dates) or a rule of the event (one based on calendar events), then tap OK. At this point, you can configure your new rule: It is quite simple-it works just like the presets above.

You can delete a rule at any time by pressing its name, then pressing the trash can icon in the upper right corner. You can also choose to temporarily stop observing a rule by toggling the on / off switch to the “off” position.

App notifications

Android marshmallow like Lollipop before it, also choose to block applications from sending notifications entirely or mark notices some applications that priority notifications.

First, head back to Settings> Sounds and notification. Then scroll down and tap the notifications to the application and press the application for which you want to set notification settings. Block All Move cursor to the “on” position to stop receiving notifications from this application. Switch cursor treat it as a priority to “on” if you want notifications for this application to be considered priority notifications.

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You can grant priority status on notifications of any application. You can also disable all notifications of a given application. Your call.

As you are hereyou can switch whether to display notifications “heads-up” larger to the application in question using the setting Allow sneak.

You can also access this screen any time of notification of the application appears by pressing a notification until you see the little info button (it looks like a lowercase “i” in a circle) appears. TAP on this, and you will go directly to the notification settings for this application.

After you have finished, exit the Settings app and enjoy your recovered mastery of marshmallow Android notification system.

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