Schedule Priority Interruptions on HTC One M8

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to set a particular period for downtime, which allows the priority interruptions to be automatically activated on an HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on top of the phone.
    Once the phone has been activated, we will see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, press down on the screen and hold until two padlock icons appear at the bottom.
    Then swipe up.
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    Once the phone has been unlocked, we will see the home screen with several icons listed across the bottom.
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    We now need to swipe down from the top to open the notifications panel.
    From here, we can access the Settings menu.
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    We want to press on the icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
    It is a white cog, and this is the Settings icon. Press down on this, and it will open up the Settings menu.
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    On the 'Settings' menu, scroll down to the 'PHONE' section.
    It will say 'PHONE' in small letter on the on the gray bar.
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    Next, tap on 'Sound & notification'.
    Next to this is an icon of a speaker emitting some sound waves. Pressing down on this will bring us into the 'Sound & notification' menu.
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    At the bottom of the 'GENERAL' section, we want to tap on 'Interruptions'.
    This will open the 'Interruptions' menu.
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    Scroll all the way down to the bottom, where we'll see the section, 'DOWNTIME (PRIORITY INTERRUPTIONS ONLY)'.
    This option allows us to set a time or period for downtime, and this will automatically activate the priority interruptions. We can then, for example, choose our time or multiple times. We can choose this for every day or choose if this is a regular thing.
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    For example, if we press down on 'Days', we can choose all or any of the days we want.
    A green box with a checkmark indicates that day is chosen. This will turn on priority interruptions, which edit and moderate who can contact you, or what applications can interrupt you. There is another video tutorial on how to customize these priority interruptions on this website. Search for that video to learn how to do that.
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    Now, press down on 'DONE' in the gray bar when satisfied with the choice of days.
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    To choose the 'Start time' press down on that.
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    Select the start time by scrolling through the numbers for hour on the left and minute on the right.
    The time selected, both hours and minutes, will be highlighted in green.
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    When satisfied with the time selected, press the 'OK' button in the gray bar at the bottom right.
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    Tap on 'End time' to edit that.
    It will choose a time on the next day automatically. Using the same method as before when we chose the start time, we'll scroll through the numbers to choose the hour and minute for the end time. Once they are highlighted in green, you know they have been selected.
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    Press 'OK' in the gray bar to confirm the choice.
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    Our 'PRIORITY INTERRUPTIONS' are listed at the top of the 'Interruptions' screen.
    These are 'Events and reminders', 'Calls', and 'Messages'. Currently they are turned off.
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    Between the times we just set at the bottom of the screen, this is who can contact us and how we can be reached.
    Since the three options are 'OFF', none of these things can disturb us between the hours of 11:00 PM, which we set for the start time, and 7:00 AM, which we set for the end time. This can be very useful if we want to get a good night's sleep, as we won't be getting notifications for messages or phone calls going off in the middle of the night. This is a great way to manage time, and will only allow what we want to happen during a certain time period. Outside of the set times, the priority interruptions will turn itself off automatically. They can be turned on manually if desired, but it will not be activated outside of the set times, allowing messages and calls to reach us normal.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to set a particular period for downtime, which allows the priority interruptions to be automatically activated, on an HTC One M8.
    If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or about the process that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow, and goodbye.
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