As you probably know by now (as I have exhausted the topic a bit), Android Marshmallow comes together with a couple of new nad useful features and functions.
Everyone is forever talking about Doze, but there is also at least one more interesting feature, i.e. Do Not Disturb. Some phones already had some or other form of the do-not-disturb feature in their phones before upgrading to Android 6.0.
However, Android Marshmallow Do Not Disturb, just like Doze, is a new and unified experience across all Android “M” devices. In this article we will take a more detailed look at this feature and how you can use it in practice. Let’s start!
Android Marshmallow Do Not Disturb
As the name suggests, Do Not Disturb is a feature that lets you manage and adjust notification settings of your phone so that it will never disturb you.
Gone are the days when the only option to mute your phone was by turning on the silent or vibe mode. Now, thanks to Do Not Disturb, your Android “M” phone has become very clever and offers you a bunch of interesting features.
Three New Modes
In Android Marshmallow you can choose one of the three modes defined by default: Total silence, Alarms only and Priority only.
Total silence will block all sounds and vibrations (e.g. vibrations from alarms, music or apps). Of course, you will be able to make calls but you will not hear a notification if someone calls or texts you.
Alarms only, as the name suggests, will block all sounds and vibrations from calls, text or e-mails but it will not block sounds from alarms, music, games or videos.
Priority only lets you define what you want to be notified about. You can choose if Priority only allows for notifications about reminders, events, messages, calls or repeat callers.
You can also choose if you want to be notified about calls or messages from anyone, certain contacts or all contacts.
You can choose if you want Do Not Disturb to be active with or without time limit (e.g. just for one hour).
Easy Access To Do Not Disturb
You won’t find this mode anywhere in the main settings of your phone. You can access it only from quick settings which you open by swiping down from the top of the screen.
All you need to do is click on Do not disturb and then choose which of the three modes you want to activate and for how long.
How I Use Android Marshmallow Do Not Disturb
There are thousands of possible uses of the Do Not Disturb mode, I guess. However, I use this mode only at night.
I configured Priority only to allow alarms (as I sometimes like to oversleep) and calls from certain contacts only. This way I can go to sleep and be sure that no one will disturb me because the starred contacts I allowed will never wake me up at night on purpose.
How about you? Do you like and use Do Not Disturb in Android 6.0? Would you change something in this feature? Let me know what you think. You can either contact me directly or post me your comments in the comment box below. I would love to hear from you.