I used to have Silet Time on Android 4.4 and it worked really well.

The application sets silent mode or vibration at scheduled time of the week.

I now have Android 6 and that application does not work anymore; I also tried Silent Hours and several others.

The Do not disturb mode works but it doesn't allow setting vibration, only full silent mode which is good for sleeping, but not in other occasions (office hours, meetings, etc).

Is there a way to achieve this on Android 6?

  • What happens if you turn the volume all the way down to get to vibrate or tap the button up or down then touch the "Sound" icon then choose vibrate? Jul 1, 2017 at 8:38
  • @beeshyams I doubt that is a duplicate. The linked question is about setting the mode manually via volume keys. Here, OP asks about setting it automatically ("at scheduled time of the week"). Might be a candidate for the automation tag to make it clearer. The goal can probably reached via tasker and the SecureSettings addon, but I'm not sure (didn't try for the specific mode requested here).
    – Izzy
    Jul 1, 2017 at 12:50
  • @Izzy will add the automation tag, isn't tasker a paid app? I would prefer a free one as I don't need the complexity of tasker only to put on vibrate at certain time. Jul 1, 2017 at 15:23
  • Yes, Tasker is a paid app. A free 7-day trial is available, though (see our tasker tag-wiki). It's the app I'm using, hence I named it. For alternatives, be welcome to check with my list of automation apps.
    – Izzy
    Jul 1, 2017 at 17:09

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Based on your comments, suggest using MacroDroid , since it is free (upto 5 macros) and easy to learn.

  • Your macro for scheduled priority mode would look like this

Trigger (when to act ) is 5 days of week at the time and day required - here it is week days. Long press to add constraints, i.e,, schedule

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  • Also, you may need to switch to this mode on demand. You can use this macro for that. Create this macro and save. Go to widgets of your home screen and drag and drop Macrodroid widget on any screen. Assign this macro to that widget and use it on demand

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Edit: Missed (sorry) adding that you would require a second macro in the on demand case where action would be Alarms Only or other options as you wish to get out of priority mode ,say as in the case of meeting at office

  • Advantages of using over Tasker -1. It's free 2. You don't need to secure settings ( which incidentally hasn't been updated in a long while ) 3. Easy to implement - hardly any learning
    – beeshyams
    Jul 2, 2017 at 5:03
  • Did you get to try this ?
    – beeshyams
    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:15

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