Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?

Last Update Date : Apr 13. 2018

Alarm

Set alarms on your device using the Clock application. Create one-time or repeating alarms, and customize the alarm notifications, including the tone used and interval frequency.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Create an Alarm

Note: Your device must me turned on for an alarm to sound.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps
2 Touch Alarm
3 Touch the ALARM tab, if necessary. Touch an existing alarm (an inactive alarm should be present, by default, even if you never created one before) or touch the Add an alarm icon
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
4 Swipe up or down or touch the Hour and Minute displays to enter the time. Swipe your finger up or down to select PM or AM.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
5 Touch Date to choose a specific date to set the alarm. Or, under Repeat, choose which days (S = Sunday, M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, T = Thursday, F = Friday, S = Saturday) you want the alarm to repeat. Touch a letter to select or unselect the corresponding day. Any selected day will be highlighted by a blue circle. Any day not selected will appear in gray.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
6 Touch Alarm name to add a name to your alarm.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
7 Enter a name for the alarm. Then touch OK to save it. The name will appear on the display when the alarm sounds.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
8 Touch Snooze.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
9 Select the Interval (5, 10, 15, or 30 minutes) and how frequently you want the alarm to Repeat (3 or 5 times, or continuously). You can also turn On or Off the Snooze option. Then, touch the Back key or the Back icon (top left corner) to save your settings.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
10 Touch Sound and volume.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
11 Swipe your finger up or down to access all available tones. Choose the tone that will be played when the alarm will sound (a preview of the tone will be played when you select a new tone).
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
12 Touch and drag the slider (at the bottom of the screen) to adjust the Alarm volume.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
13 Then, touch the Back key or the Back icon (top left corner) to save your settings.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
14 Swipe up and touch Vibration.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
15 Your alarm can play a tone and vibrate at the same time. You can turn vibration On or Off or choose a new vibration pattern. Then, touch the Back key or the Back icon (top left corner) to save your settings.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
16 Touch the slider next to Increasing volume to turn it on. The alarm will sound quietly a few seconds and slowly increase in volume over the first 60 seconds.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
17 Touch SAVE to create the alarm.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?

Note: To edit an alarm, touch it in the ALARM tab. Don't forget to touch SAVE at the end to save any change you made.

Stop or Snooze an Alarm while your Smartphone is in Sleep Mode

To stop an alarm when it sounds, touch and swipe it to the left or right.

Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?

Note: To use the Snooze feature when an alarm sounds, touch SNOOZE. Snooze must first be turned on in the alarm settings.

Stop or Snooze an Alarm while you are Using your Smartphone

Touch DISMISS to stop the alarm.

Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?

Note: Touch SNOOZE to repeat the alarm (if the feature was turned on previously).

Delete or turn off an Alarm

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps
2 Touch Alarm
3 Touch the ALARM tab, if necessary. Touch and hold the alarm you want to delete to select it.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
4 Touch DELETE to delete the alarm selected.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
5 To turn off an alarm and save it for later use, touch the slider corresponding to an alarm to turn it off.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?

Note: Touch to turn on the alarm on again and use it.

I set an alarm but it did not ring at the set time... Why?

The issue can be due to many reasons. But according to our experience there is two most likely scenarios:


Scenario 1: Check the volume of the alarm

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps
2 Touch Alarm
3 Touch the ALARM tab, if necessary. Touch and hold the alarm you want to edit.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
4 Touch Sound and volume.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
5 Alarms have their own volume control that are totally independent of the other settings of the device. Move the slider to the right to increase the volume of the alarm.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
6 Then, touch the Back key or the Back icon (top left corner) to save your settings.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
7 Touch SAVE to save the alarm and its new setting.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?

Scenario 2: Check Do Not Disturb mode

 

Your device offer a Do Not Disturb mode that can silence your device during a certain period of time (at night or during a meeting). This mode has absolute priority on all the parameters set on your mobile device. This mode can silence the alarm, unless you set them as exceptions.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps
2 Touch Settings
3 Touch Sounds.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
4 Touch Do not disturb.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
5 Touch Allow exceptions.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
6 Choose Alarms only or Custom. If you choose Alarms only, you are all set. If you chose Custom, make sure Alarms are set as exception. This feature should be turned on automatically. If not, touch the slider next to Alarms to set them as exception.
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?

Questions & Answers

Q: Can the alarm ring even if the device is on mute or silent mode?


A: Yes but you have to make sure that you set the alarm volume loud enough to be heard by you (see section above). An Alarm has its own volume control that is totally independent from the other settings of the device.


Q: Will the alarm ring if the device is off?


A: No. The device has to be at least in sleep mode for the alarm to ring. Some manufacturers offer that possibility but it required a condition that few consumers realize: those kind of device can NEVER be turned off (even if they look like they are, but that's only a technical trick). When a Samsung device is turned off, it's really off and all processes and apps are shut down.


Q: I want my alarm to ring but I don't want to be awaken by notifications while I am sleeping. And I can't turn off my device because of the alarm. What can I do?

 

A: Your device offer a “Do No disturb” mode that silence calls, alerts or notifications while activated. Be careful and make sure that Alarms are set as an exception. You will find a link, to a FAQ explaining how to set up this mode, below.

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