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Ascending(increasing) alarm clock volume tone

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

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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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4 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

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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

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

nlsn gravatar image

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

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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

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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.

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