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Android 5.1 introduced an option of enabling priority mode until the next alarm. I used that feature on a daily basis.

Now, with the redesign of the Do not disturb/Priority mode in Android 6.0, I can't seem to find that option. Further research suggests that this feature has been removed.

So first, am I missing something obvious and that option is still there? And second, If this option was indeed removed, is there a more 'advanced' way of getting the priority mode to end after my next alarm?

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Update: this feature is back on Android 6.0.1.

According to Android Police - Android 6.0.1 Brings Back The "Until Next Alarm" Option For Do Not Disturb Mode,

With Android 6.0.1, the "until next alarm" feature makes its triumphant (or rather quiet, I suppose) return. Good to know!


So first, am I missing something obvious and that option is still there?

Looks like it has been removed on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Nexus 5 on the same Android version also only have 2 options: Until you turn this off, and For x amount of time.

And second, If this option was indeed removed, is there a more 'advanced' way of getting the priority mode to end after my next alarm?

Automation apps like Tasker (paid) may be able to replicate the same behavior as the one on Android 5.x Lollipop.

  1. Create a profile for an alarm clock
    1. On the Profiles tab, tap the + button
    2. Select Event - Date/Time - Alarm Clock
    3. Press back to finish
  2. Create a task to turn off Priority mode
    1. Select New Task on the pop-up (or from Tasks tab, tap + button)
    2. Input the task name (e.g. "Turn off DnD", optional), then tap the checkmark
    3. Tap +, select Audio - Do Not Disturb
    4. For Mode, select All (this means "allows all interruption", which is the same as turning off Priority mode)
    • If this is the first time using Do Not Disturb, Tasker will prompt a dialog box to turn on Notification Access. Select Yes, tap Tasker to enable it, and select Allow.

Basically, this will make all alarms turn off the Priority mode. To refine the time, (e.g. for a specific alarm at 6 AM on weekdays), add other contexts (e.g. Time and Date) by following How to create a profile with multiple context in Tasker?

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