How To Use Marshmallow’s DO NOT DISTURB Feature
Android Marshmallow is known for a set of great features, and the Do Not Disturb feature is surely one of them. The new notification management feature can make your mobile life much easier and make sure unwanted updates do not interrupt your peace.
How to Use DO NOT DISTURB Feature
In Android Marshmallow, you can mute notifications with a single tap. Simply pull down the Notifications drawer, swipe down again, and you will get to the Quick Settings menu.
Find the Do Not Disturb feature. Tap on it, and then select the notifications that you still want to get when the feature is enabled. These could be priority notifications or alarms – or, you can choose to silence all of them.
You can also choose to enable the feature until you go back and disable it (“Until you turn this off”), or for a set period of time (“For one hour”). If you go for the second option, go on to use the “+” and “-“ buttons for setting the needed time.
The concept of priority notifications first appeared in Lollipop. The name was given to those alerts that you set as more important to others and they would then rise to the top on the notification screen.
To choose priority notifications, go to Settings>tap Sound and Notifications>Do Not Disturb>Priority Allows. Here you will be able to set the types of notifications that you still want to be alerted to.
You can choose if you want to prioritize reminders and calendar events. Next, you can go over priority notification options for Messages and Calls. In the appropriate menus you will find the following options:
From Anyone: you will get an alert whenever anyone is trying to reach you.
Contacts Only: you will only get alerts when people from your list are trying to contact you.
Starred Contacts Only: only alerts regarding calls from those marked ads favorites will get through.
None: the name speaks for itself. No call or notification alerts will be given priority.
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