If you haven’t had any luck in finding and activating the Silent Mode with your new OnePlus 6, it’s because you should be looking for the Priority Mode instead. That’s how they call it these days and, believe us when we tell you, the Priority Mode is a lot more than a change of name. The new feature will give you more control and options to set up different filters for different kinds of notifications, for certain periods of time. It’s not as easy as it was to enable the Silent Mode, but it is definitely not rocket science.
The first steps to set up the Priority Mode in OnePlus 6
To set up this mode suffices to long-press the Volume button until you make that pop-up dialog box show up on the screen. From there, you can select Priority and take a look at the basic options that you can adjust for specific periods of time, by simply using the Plus and Minus buttons. When you’re done and the mode is active, a star icon will show up in the Notification Shade. Notifications will continue to come in, even if you have blocked them, but because of that, the phone won’t make any kind of noise for those blocked notifications until you turn off the Priority Mode.
How to change the options provided by the Priority Mode
Sure, the OnePlus 6 comes with some predefined options that will come into play as soon as you decide to enable the Priority Mode. But you don’t have to stick to it and you might actually want to bring your own contribution to how this silent mode should work for you. By bringing your own contribution we mean that you can change what kind of events, reminders, messages or calls you want to still be able to receive.
Even though there are many options to look into, you will be happy to see that most of them can be activated or deactivated with simple switches of their dedicated toggles. The Priority Mode wall of silence will help you achieve control over all that, including to select only particular people who can call you or message you when the mode is On.
Aside from giving individual permissions to apps and contacts, you can set detailed timeframes for when these permissions and interdictions should apply. You can choose a day or several days, together with the Start time and, just as importantly, the End time, and the Priority Mode will switch On/Off according to your schedule.
How to control certain apps from the Priority Mode settings
The entire above wouldn’t be complete without some extra details regarding the control options for individual apps. When you’re configuring the Priority Mode for your OnePlus 6, you must check the Sound and Notification options active by default with the Android Software. From there, you’ll gain access to the so-called App Notifications window, where each app has its own Priority option. For those that you want to be able to use even when the Priority Mode is active, you simply have to switch their toggle to Priority. Now you’re ready to make the most out of the previously known Silent Mode on the OnePlus 6.