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Ascending(increasing) alarm clock volume tone

asked 2014-01-02 09:56:33 +0300

kMan gravatar image

updated 2014-07-22 11:02:27 +0300

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Please introduce an option, to let the alarm clock signal start with a very low volume and increase the volume while ringing. This makes waking up much more relaxing.

Edit: My former Galaxy S3 had a really nice solution called 'smart alarm'. It started a few minutes before the actual alarm and played a nice Zen-like melody which started at an almost quite sound level. It increased constantly but very slowly which made waking up absolutely relaxing.

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...my wife probably would appreciate that too, because now she wakes up every morning whem my jolla rings...:)

ttommila ( 2014-01-02 10:57:55 +0300 )edit

I am always amazed how uncommon this feature is, even if easy and incredibly useful. I completely second the request, this would make the alarm a lot better.

jjo.sch ( 2014-01-05 17:39:13 +0300 )edit

yep ditto!

JayBeRayBearGun ( 2014-01-08 01:36:12 +0300 )edit

I think the alarm sound already increases a bit for a few seconds, but not much, not for long and it doesn't start very low. Nokia E71 had it right!

hana ( 2014-01-08 19:26:39 +0300 )edit

An option for the time required to reach full volume would also be nice

Jörg ( 2014-01-10 15:05:11 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-28 19:57:19 +0300

simo gravatar image

updated 2014-08-20 21:43:53 +0300

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This feature could be added under Settings -> Apps -> Clock:

  • Option "Alarm"

    • Ring tone (get from ambience (default) / user override -> opens a list
    • Lenght of ringing (1min / 3min / 10min / until shut down (default) )
    • Volume setting (get from ambience (default) / forced to full / increasing
    • Snooze options (after 5min (default) / after 10min / disabled <-- (countdown starts when "snooze" is selected)
    • Listen (test)

    I'm a big fan of customizing, and my answer includes some more features than asked here. Please comment, I'm glad to edit.

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Am I missing something because when I go to Settings -> Apps -> Clock the "Clock" section is greyed out?

inffi ( 2014-02-06 17:17:26 +0300 )edit

The answer from Simo is just a suggestion, how the final implementation could look like.

kMan ( 2014-02-06 17:19:28 +0300 )edit

@inffi No, you're not :) This answer presents adding such setting to Jolla clock, so please vote up if you like the idea.

simo ( 2014-02-06 17:20:06 +0300 )edit

Oh lol :D well I agree with simo! :D

inffi ( 2014-02-06 17:23:16 +0300 )edit

@bart It's another great idea, feel free to copy any parts of this answer and give a new one with your ideas to vote. I'll probably vote it up too ;)

simo ( 2014-02-07 18:01:23 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-07 17:58:23 +0300

updated 2014-02-07 18:09:09 +0300

I think that going to settings to customize the alarm seems over-complicated. My proposition would be that all options should be part of the process of setting up/editing the alarm, and per-alarm basis.

This feature should be found under Apps -> Clock -> New Alarm / Edit Alarm.

  • Ring tone (get from ambience (default) / user override -> opens a list
  • Lenght of ringing (1min / 3min / 10min / until shut down (default) )
  • Volume setting (get from ambience (default) / forced to full / increasing)
  • Include puzzle yes / no (to avoid turning alarm off by accident)
  • Snooze time: after 5min (default) / after 10min /... / after 60 min / disabled
  • Snooze period: constant / decreasing by half / decreasing by constant amount
  • Listen (test)
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btw: I do not think this should be marked as accepted answer, this makes it look as if it had already been implemented.

tokaru ( 2014-08-20 22:36:54 +0300 )edit

I totally agree that the options for alarm should be in one place (when you are setting the alarm). Going back and forth in different setting places is not nice at all. Upvoting

lumen ( 2017-11-04 09:11:02 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-07-18 12:55:05 +0300

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Hello. I am wondering if this feature is implemented? What is the status here?

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4 years and the feature has still not been implemented. Jolla, what ARE you doing? I'm still having to rely on my Nokia Lumia as a bed-side alarm clock as they've had the feature since 2012.

jimjamz ( 2018-01-02 14:47:02 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-28 21:11:24 +0300

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This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

updated 2014-01-28 21:11:24 +0300

TimTTK gravatar image

Possibility to adjust the volume of alarm ringtone is really needed. Though I have even a bit of opposite concern that using certain loud ringtones for alarm clock, the maximum soundlevel is perhaps even a bit too high for the integrated speaker to carry out in the long run. https://together.jolla.com/question/13666/bug-too-loud-alarm-clock-sound/

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answered 2019-02-16 00:08:00 +0300

Totti gravatar image

15.02.2019 and still waiting for this basic feature. can someone make a patch for this ??

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