Customize Priority Interruption Settings on HTC One M8
Edited by Thor, Rushell, Jen M
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to customize the priority interruptions on an HTC One M8.
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.
To unlock the phone, press down on the screen and hold down until the two padlock icons appear at the bottom. Then swipe up.
Once the phone has been unlocked, we will see the Home screen. At the bottom, we will see a row of several icons. What we want to do in this video is demonstrate how to customize the priority interruptions. To do this, we need to find that menu.
We can do that by pressing down on the volume buttons located on the right-hand side of the phone. Press down on one of the volume buttons until the option appears. It will not stay on the screen very long, but we can just turn it on again by pressing and holding one of the volume buttons again.
If needed, press down on the word "PRIORITY" in the middle, so it is highlighted in green.
Once open, it says "Priority interruptions only".
Tap on the three white squares across from these words. We'll go back and demonstrate that once more because it was very fast.
If we are already in the "PRIORITY" section and cannot see the three squares menu icon, then press down on the arrow at the bottom right corner of the small black screen. This opens the drop down menu.
Then press on the three white squares in a horizontal line to open the "Interruptions" menu.
We want to demonstrate how we can customize this menu. Once it is selected, this function will stop applications from interrupting us.
We have three options, which include "Events and reminders", "Calls", and "Messages". Currently, only "Messages" is turned on. This means that when we receive a message, the phone will interrupt and notify us that a message has been received.
We can see it is turned on by the green color on the left side of the switch, and the word "ON" displayed on the right.
Just press down on that switch icon to turn the option "OFF". The green color will disappear, and it will now display the word "OFF".
Turn any of the options on by pressing down on the appropriate switch, which will then display the word "ON" with the green color on the left. We can turn all of them on if desired.
If all the options are turned on, when Priority Interruptions is turned on and is activated, all of these different functions will be able to contact us, and notify and interrupt us. Obviously, to avoid this when Priority Interruptions is on, just tap on the switches to turn them off.
We can also the option that says, "Calls/messages from - Anyone".
If we press down on this, it will bring up a new screen of options. When Priority Interruptions is set up and turned on, we can choose who can actually call us and send messages to us, or who will actually be able to interrupt us.
We can choose "Anyone" who phones us.
The second option, "Favorites", means only those people saved in our Favorites list.
The third option is "Contacts only". With this option, if someone phones us with a number that we would not recognize or has not been saved on the phone, it will not interrupt us. This can be edited when the Priority Interruptions function is turned on, and we can choose who will be able to contact us.
Tap on the curved at the bottom left of the screen to go back.
Then if we turn each of the three options off, no one can contact us. No one can reach by calls or messages.
However, as we can see from the message near the bottom of the screen, "Alarms are always priority interruptions". If we have Priority Interruptions activated, then alarms will always be able to interrupt us. Obviously, if we set an alarm, we probably will want to hear it.
Tap on the curved arrow at the bottom left to return to the Home screen.
We'll press the volume button again and make sure that "PRIORITY" is selected. Then the options we have just selected are now activated on the HTC One M8.
This concludes our tutorial on how to customize the Priority Interruptions on an HTC One M8. If you have any questions or suggestions 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 the for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow, and goodbye.
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Recent edits by: Rushell, Thor