Volume alerts in Android have been a bit of a mess for the last couple of versions, Google sought to bring some sanity to the madness in Android 6.0 but it appears that Google is playing around with the volume settings again, with the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature disappearing.
The feature is the Do Not Disturb until next alarm option, which lets you silence your phone while still being safe in the knowledge that any alarms set would still come up. The silence until next alarm option was missing until recently re-appearing after the Android 6.0.1 update began rolling out, but it appears Google may have some sort of server side control of the feature as it seems to now be missing.
There’s no option to change the setting on any of the Android 6.0.1 devices we’ve got here at our disposal – Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P, 7 (2013) or Nexus 9 – so it appears that it’s fairly well across the board. It also doesn’t seem to be available on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium which we have here, though it’s on Android 5.1.1. There was some discussion on reddit regarding changing the date to affect the setting, but that hasn’t worked for us – but your mileage may vary.
There’ll surely be more on this coming so we’ll have to wait and see what happens on this one.
Do you use ‘Do Not Disturb until next alarm’?