Droid Bionic Alarm & Timer App

The Droid Bionic keeps constant and accurate track of the time, which is displayed at the top of the Home screen and also when you first wake up the phone. When you’d rather have the phone wake you up, you can take advantage of the Alarm & Timer app.

Start the Alarm & Timer app by choosing its icon from the App menu. The Alarm Clock is shown in this figure.

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If you see an alarm you want to set, touch the gray square to set that alarm. A green check mark in a square indicates that an alarm is set.

To create your own alarm, follow these steps while using the Alarm Clock app:

  1. Press the Menu soft button and choose Add Alarm.

  2. Choose Alarm Name to type in a name for the alarm.

    Be descriptive. A good alarm name would be Get up and go to work!

  3. Choose Time to set the alarm time.

    Use the gizmo to set the hour and minute and specify AM or PM. Touch the Set button when you’re done setting the time.

  4. Touch the Sound button to choose a ringtone for the alarm — something suitably annoying.

  5. Specify whether the phone vibrates by placing a check mark next to the Vibrate option.

  6. Choose whether the alarm repeats.

    Choose which days of the week you want the alarm to sound.

  7. Touch the Done button to create the alarm.

    The alarm appears in a list on the main Alarm Clock screen, along with any other available alarms.

Alarms must be set or else they will not trigger. To set an alarm, touch it in the alarm list. Place a check mark in the gray box.

  • For a larger time display, you can add a Clock widget to the Home screen.

  • Turning off an alarm doesn’t delete the alarm.

  • To delete an alarm, long-press it from the list and choose the Delete Alarm command. Touch the OK button to confirm.

  • The alarm doesn’t work when you turn off the phone. The alarm does, however, go off when the phone is sleeping.

  • A notification icon appears when an alarm is set, as shown in this figure. Another notification appears when an alarm has gone off but has been ignored.

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