HowTo: 50 ways to silence the Clock alarm

asked 2014-03-22 02:30:41 +0300

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updated 2014-03-25 11:28:45 +0300

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Ok, not 50 ways, but the ways known so far. When the alarm has gone off and the alarm screen is visible:

  1. Pull buttom-to-top: Dismiss alarm (i.e. stop for now).
  2. Pull top-to-bottom: Snooze (i.e. silence temporarily to have the alarm restarting after 5 min).
  3. Swipe bottom-to-top: Snooze.
  4. Swipe left-to-right: Snooze.
  5. Swipe right-to-left: Snooze.
  6. Swipe top-to-bottom (closes the alarm screen, alarm is still sounding, home screen appears), open Clock, deactivate the alarm currently sounding: Dismiss alarm.
  7. Long-press power button (Jolla handset switches off): Dismiss alarm.
    (Wait a minute before switching it on again, otherwise the alarm may go off again as soon as the corresponding timer has started.)
  8. Remove TOH and battery (the hard way): Dismiss alarm.
  9. Hit your device hard (device breaks into pieces, the even harder way): Dismiss alarm.
    Not recommended. You could injure yourself and loose warranty (as with any of the other 41 destructive ways not listed here).

Notes on snoozing

  • Alarm may not sound again (snoozing function) in case the display is on at the time when it should sound and the Clock app is not in foreground (i.e. if Clock app is in cover or closed).
  • If you would like to adjust the snooze timer, see the Answers to Customizable snooze?


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Swipe bottom-to-top: For me, this snoozes the alarm - rather than dismiss it.

n9uwu ( 2014-03-25 11:04:40 +0300 )edit

@n9uwu: You are right, corrected.

jgr ( 2014-03-25 11:29:40 +0300 )edit