My WinPhone had this feature to set my phone silent at fixed hours of the night, but whitelist certain contacts for calls/texts.

I've recently switched to Android (OnePlus3) and while I'm sure this must be possible (iOS does it too IIRC) I can't see what its called or where to configure it.

Can someone tell me what these features are called on Android?

My phone is running OxygenOS 3.2.8 atop of Android 6.0.1

  • Which version of Android? See settings>about phone and you will likely see something like 6.0.1(guessing since it's a a new model), that's Marshmallow. In that case, you have a Priority Mode orDo Not disturb (settings>sound and notifications>do not disturb,) where you can your own rules. – beeshyams Jan 17 '17 at 11:44
  • @beeshyams sorry yes my phone is running OxygenOS 3.2.8 atop of Android 6.0.1. The settings app is pretty awful though I can't find anything useful. – Mr. Boy Jan 17 '17 at 11:57
  • Priority mode (Android 5.0 and higher) : makeuseof.com/tag/… – Rahul Gopi Jan 17 '17 at 11:58
  • I can't find those settings. The 1+3 has a hardware slider normal/priority/silent and the settings I see are different. Anyway I don't want to stop most calls in priority... I want to allow a few contacts to break through silent – Mr. Boy Jan 17 '17 at 12:03
  • In Priority only starred contacts will be notified, rest will be in silent only – samnaction Jan 17 '17 at 12:13

look at your settings for Do not disturb mode. it will make your phone silent for everything, except your favorites contacts.

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    Will this work even if the ring volume is set to zero? – Rob P. Aug 16 '18 at 2:19
  • what about alarms? there is no way I can explicitly put an exception for alarms – simona Aug 29 '18 at 9:33
  • I have verified that alarms work with do not disturb mode – simona Aug 29 '18 at 9:37

Look in sounds and vibrations. Scroll to the bottom. There should be a do not disturb setting. In there you will find allow exceptions. Customize to you're preferred settings

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    This does not work when the phone is on vibrate. – Joey Baruch Jul 29 at 22:30

Unfortunately, this is not possible. You can send feedback about it.

You can use the feedback option in system settings > about phone to suggest this feature to the team

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