How to set app notifications as priority on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (stock Do Not Disturb mode)

How to set app notifications as priority on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (stock Do Not Disturb mode)
Android 6.0 Marshmallow features a new Do Not Disturb mode, which obviously comes in handy whenever you don't want your phone or tablet to bother you with calls, messages, or notifications. This feature is the evolution of Priority mode that debuted on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and includes various options. One of them is the ability to set individual app notifications as priority - meaning you'll still get these particular notifications when Do Not Disturb's Priority mode is activated.

To set app notifications as priority, open your Android device's main Settings menu, go to Sound & notifications, and then to App notifications. There, you'll discover a list containing all the apps installed on the device. Tap on the app that interests you, and you'll be able to see a "Treat as priority" toggle - which obviously needs to be switched on. When the toggle is on, notifications from that particular app will be enabled during Priority mode.

In case it wasn't already clear, this tutorial was done using stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The procedure is similar on stock Android Lollipop, but things may look different on devices running non-stock Android (either Lollipop, or Marshmallow).



2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

My international note 4 with 5.1.1 lollipop has this do not disturb mode already and you can prioritize app notifications... Sammy always implements new foundries early with it's touchwiz

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Phonearena articles : Do not disturb Lol just kidding. Nice stuff.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless