Smartphones are often indispensable for the little practicalities of everyday life. One example is getting your schedule under control with a timely alarm. For most people, a smartphone functions as a pretty decent watch. So, it’s not a great leap to set your Android phone up with your morning alarm. After all, it is on your bedside table! Below, we show you how to set an alarm on Android in 10 easy steps.
Set Alarm On Android Smartphone
Setting an important alarm on your Android phone is quick, easy, and reliable. If you’ve not set one before, it’s simply a matter of knowing where to go. Follow these clear and easy-to-follow steps to set your Android smartphone alarm:
Step 1: Open the Clock app
Android smartphones typically have a Clock app, which automatically updates itself with the time when the clocks go forward or back for Daylight Saving Time (DST). This app is useful for setting an alarm, timing tasks, or even setting a bedtime for your phone!
To open the Clock app, tap on time on your Android phone’s home screen. Alternatively, you can head to your apps and tap the Clock app.
Step 2: Tap the Alarm option
You can open the alarm option in the Android Clock app by tapping on the little alarm clock image in the bottom left-hand corner. This will open up the settings you need to create a new alarm.
Step 3: Tap the blue + sign to create a new alarm
To set a new alarm, just tap on the big blue circle with a plus sign in the middle to open the alarm settings. If you have previously set alarms on the phone, they may be listed here.
Step 4: Swipe your alarm time and click OK
You can either type in the time you want or swipe the digital clock face on the screen to select the alarm time. If you use the clock face, move the swipe-able long arm out or in to set hours and minutes. When you have the correct time, click OK.
Step 5: Add a label to your alarm
In the next window tab on the words, Add label near the top of your screen to set an alarm for your phone. You can write a memorable name for the alarm and click OK.
Step 6: Switch on the Today button
Beneath the alarm time is a button you can swipe to set your alarm to go off today. If you do not want the alarm to be set for today, swipe the button left to switch it off.
Step 7: Select the days you want the alarm to sound
Next, choose the specific days the alarm will go off by tapping the circled initials of the days. You can always return to these settings and switch days whenever necessary.
Step 8: Click Schedule alarm
Want the alarm to go off on a specific date? Click on Schedule alarm or the calendar icon to open the calendar to set a specific date for your alarm. Unfortunately, you cannot sync the alarm on the Clock app with your Google calendar. However, you can set notifications for Google Calendar separately.
Step 9: Tap on the bell icon to set an alarm sound
Set a sound that will grab your attention by tapping the bell icon. You’ll be presented with the alarm sound options for your phone. According to Fortune, the best alarm sounds are progressive sounds that gradually get louder and more energizing!
Step 10: Check the Vibrate setting
If you want your phone to vibrate when the alarm goes off, you can do that. Tap the check box towards the bottom of the screen and switch the vibrate setting on or off.
Here is a step-by-step video for further reference:
Delete any alarm you have set
When you’re ready to delete an alarm, simply open the alarm settings and tap the bin icon. This will delete the alarm immediately. Your phone will confirm with the Alarm deleted appearing on your screen.
As you can see, it is incredibly easy to set, change or delete an alarm on an Android phone. The most important thing is to be willing to get up when your alarm goes off and avoid hitting the snooze button multiple times!
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