Galaxy A5 (2017): How do I set alarms on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?
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.
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.
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.
Note: Touch SNOOZE to repeat the alarm (if the feature was turned on previously).
Delete or turn off an Alarm
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
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.
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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