How to set notifications on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Phones
  • Android
  • Apps
  • Customization
JamieKavanagh
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Android Marshmallow is a pretty good phone OS with a lot of scope to customize it to your particular needs. Once you’re familiar with the system, it’s easy to configure it just how you like it. It’s one of the many ways it outperforms other phone OS. One way to make it your own is by customizing notifications. If you would like to know how to set notifications on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, read on.

Control what apps notify you in Android Marshmallow
One of the first things you will likely want to do is control exactly what apps interrupt your day. Here’s how.

1. Swipe down the notifications screen and tap the gear icon.
2. Select Sound and notification and then App notifications.
3. Select your app of choice and decide whether to block completely, treat as a priority and allow peeking.

Use Do Not Disturb to temporarily stop all notifications
Do not disturb mode is useful for meetings, interviews, dates or whatever you’re doing where you don’t want to be interrupted. It stops notifications, calls, SMS and all noise from your phone.

1. Swipe down the notification screen.
2. Select the Do Not Disturb icon.
3. Choose Total Silence and for how long you want it to last.

Alternatively, you might want to mark an app notification as priority and ensure it always gets through. Here’s how.

Mark an app as a priority app in Android Marshmallow
1. Navigate to Settings and then Apps.
2. Select your app of choice and select Notifications.
3. Toggle Treat as priority.

The app you just selected will still notify you even if you have Do Not Disturb activated. It’s a useful tweak but should be used carefully!




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