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[Bug?] [Clock] snooze by flipping the phone snoozes countdowns [released]

asked 2014-12-23 02:11:07 +0300

Florian Jacob gravatar image

updated 2014-12-23 16:20:12 +0300

I just noticed that the newly-introduced "snooze by flipping the phone" feature actually works for countdowns, too, but in a way that was very unexpected: It actually snoozed the countdown for five minutes and then ringed again.

This was irritating, because there's no such option in the actual menu shown on screen. I would have expected that it activates the only option that is displayed in the pull-up-menu, i.e. dismisses the countdown.

Edit: Here are specific steps on how to reproduce

  1. Add a new countdown, let's say for one minute.
  2. Start the countdown, wait for the countdown to finish.
  3. After the minute passed, the popup overlay screen comes up, showing the name and length of the countdown, an X and a pull up menu at the bottom. The pull up menu contains only one option, "dismiss".
  4. Instead of interacting with the screen, flip the phone. The popup overlay gets closed, but the end of the countdown is not dismissed, but snoozed like an alarm, an option you didn't have in in the pull up menu. Afterwards, you can see in the bottom right corner of the lock screen that the clock app is still active.
  5. Wait five minutes. Afterwards, the popup overlay screen comes up a second time, the same way as it came up in point 3.
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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by heubergen
close date 2015-05-07 22:34:04.289373



I find this quite important, we expect countdown to work as set. By snoozing countdown:

  1. does the timer keep running after flipping the phone?
  2. does the countdown timer still trigger an alarm while snoozed just some time earlier?
simo ( 2014-12-23 09:50:32 +0300 )edit

I saw this too when using clock app count down timers and flipping the phone down to stop it.

mcfrisk ( 2014-12-23 10:11:24 +0300 )edit

@simo: You only can snooze the timer by flipping when the popup overlay screen comes up that tells you the countdown has finished. Flipping the phone has no effect while the timer is still running. I added the specific required steps to reproduce this to the question, to increase clarity on what actually happens when.

Florian Jacob ( 2014-12-23 16:24:25 +0300 )edit

Make the alarm types that are snoozed user-configurable, for example by giving the alarms user-defined tags. For example:

fixed loop (no automated rescheduling or countdown reset) flexible loop (fits around fixed items) minor loop (ignored in case of other alarm events) priority#1 loop (always on time) priority#2 fixed (only delayed in case of priority #1 items) sleep-only (no alarms before wake alarm) leisure (user-defined) work (only scheduled in a subset of the waking hours of the week) homework (as for work but a different subset) housework (as for work and homework, subset for homework may overlap)

This empowers the user to know by setting the device to perform according to their conscious choices, and fewer expectations are not met, less guesswork is implicitly required.

rdmo ( 2014-12-25 12:10:28 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-25 10:09:57 +0300

thisisme gravatar image


look here: https://together.jolla.com/question/73411/flip-phone-to-dismiss-alarm-instead-of-snoozing/

I checked and it works for countdowns too, flipping the phone dismisses the countdown instead of snoozing it.

You can use this as a workaround.

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Thanks for the hint - I wanted to make a proper patch out of it to fix this while still being able to snooze alarms, but never came around to doing it.

Florian Jacob ( 2015-05-06 15:34:28 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-05-06 15:33:11 +0300

Florian Jacob gravatar image

This is fixed with :)

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