Perhaps the headline feature of the Android 6.0.1 update is all of the new emoji, but the update also brought with it a “Do not disturb until next alarm” setting, which first appeared in Android 5.1 then disappeared with Android 6.0. Strangely, it appears that that feature has disappeared once again.
Many folks on Reddit are reporting that their “Do not disturb until next alarm” setting quietly disappeared this weekend. The first person to discover the issue has a Nexus 6P, but folks running Android 6.0.1 on devices like the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 5X say that it’s gone for them, too.
As I mentioned before, this isn’t the first time that the “Do not disturb until next alarm” feature has disappeared from Android. What’s weird about this latest disappearance is that it didn’t come with a new update or anything. Instead, it just straight up vanished, with some folks saying that they even saw it go away when they tried to activate it.
The “Do not disturb until next alarm” feature is handy because it lets you shut off all alerts until your alarm goes off, keeping your phone totally silent until you wake up (or whatever else you’re setting your alarm for). After your alarm goes off, Do Not Disturb is turned off. And while there are a couple of other ways to limit or turn off notifications and still have an alarm go off, they’re not quite as easy to use as “Do not disturb until next alarm.”
Google hasn’t yet commented on this latest disappearance of the “Do not disturb until next alarm” setting, so it’s unclear exactly why it’s vanished. Some Reddit users suggest that it could be date-specific, meaning that Google set the feature to be removed on a certain date. For now, we’ll just have to wait and hope that the feature is reactivated at some point.
If you’re on Android 6.0.1, have you noticed your “Do not disturb until next alarm” setting is missing?