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Alarm Clock Xtreme for Android - FAQs

Download and Installation

What are the system requirements for Alarm Clock Xtreme?

  • Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23) or later
  • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain app updates
Alarm Clock Xtreme is not supported by and cannot be installed on Symbian, iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone/Mobile, Bada, WebOS, or any mobile operating system other than Android. This app does not work on iPhone or iPad devices.
 

If you are using a custom ROM, the app may not work as expected. Report any feedback regarding this issue to AVG Support.

How do I download and install Alarm Clock Xtreme?

  1. On your Android device, tap the button below to open the Alarm Clock Xtreme product page in Google Play Store. Go to Google Play Store
  2. Tap Install to download and install the app. When installation is complete, tap Open to open Alarm Clock Xtreme.
  3. Tap Get started.
  4. Select one of the following options:
    • Continue with ads: Selecting this option will allow you to use the app for free. Next, read the included Privacy note, then tap Continue as free.
    • Remove ads: Selecting this option will start the purchase process. Next, tap Buy and follow the on-screen instructions to purchase the ad-free version of Alarm Clock Xtreme. Alternatively, tap All premium items to view the other items available for purchase on the Premium screen.

Alarm Clock Xtreme is now installed and ready to use.

Alarms

How do I set an alarm?

Tap the + plus icon in the bottom-right corner of the main app screen, then tap one of the options below:

  • Standard Alarm: A regularly-repeating alarm, which you can customize using Standard alarm settings.
  • Quick Alarm: A one-time alarm that does not repeat. When you create a new Quick Alarm, the alarm appears on the main app screen with a slider containing a lightning bolt icon. After a Quick Alarm goes off, the alarm disappears from the main app screen and will not go off again. Optionally, you can customize your Quick Alarm settings.
When you set an alarm, you may be prompted to enable Alarm Clock Xtreme permissions in your device settings, add Alarm Clock Xtreme to your unmonitored apps, or allow Alarm Clock Xtreme to run when Do Not Disturb is enabled. We recommend following all on-screen instructions and reminders to ensure that your alarm works as expected.

To learn more about the permissions needed for AVG Alarm Clock Xtreme, refer to the following article:

How can I customize a Standard Alarm?

You are prompted to customize alarm settings each time you create a new Standard Alarm. You can also access settings for an existing Standard Alarm by tapping the relevant alarm panel on the main app screen.

The following options are available:

  • Alarm name: Provide a name so you can easily recognize the alarm.
  • Time and day: Specify when your alarm goes off.
  • Sound:
    • Use a favorite song, a predefined ring tone, or an online radio station as your alarm sound.
    • Specify the alarm's volume, volume changes, and vibration settings.
    • Ensure your Alarm Clock Xtreme has permission to Prioritize alarm volume. We recommend keeping this setting enabled to ensure your alarm behaves as expected.
  • Snooze:
    • Controls: Define which buttons on your device can dismiss or snooze the current alarm.
    • Task: Select a Math or Rewrite task that you must complete before snoozing the alarm.
    • Snooze time / limit: Configure how long your alarm will snooze, shorten the snooze time for subsequent snoozes, enable auto-snooze, and set a snooze limit for your alarm.
  • Dismiss:
    • Controls: Define which buttons on your device can dismiss or snooze the current alarm.
    • Task: Select a Math, Rewrite, or Scan codes task that you must complete before dismissing the alarm.
    • Auto-Dismiss: Specify how long your alarm sounds before it is dismissed.
  • Gentle Alarm: Enable soothing bird-chirping sounds to start 30 minutes before your real alarm goes off.
  • Wakeup check: Allow Alarm Clock Xtreme to check that you are still awake after you dismiss your alarm.
  • App Launcher: Allow your favorite app to open as soon as your alarm is dismissed.
Save time when creating alarms by storing your preferred settings as default. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ SettingsAlarmAlarm template.

How can I customize a Quick Alarm?

You can access Quick Alarm settings via Menu (three lines) ▸ SettingsAlarmQuick Alarm. Alternatively, access Quick Alarm settings directly during alarm creation by tapping Settings (the gear icon) in the top-right corner of the number pad.

The following options are available:

  • Sound:
    • Use a favorite song, a predefined ring tone, or an online radio station as your alarm sound.
    • Specify the alarm's volume, volume changes, and vibration settings.
    • Ensure your Alarm Clock Xtreme has permission to Prioritize alarm volume. We recommend keeping this setting enabled to ensure your alarm behaves as expected.
  • Dismiss:
    • Dismissed by: Access Dismiss & Snooze settings for all Quick Alarms.
    • Task: Configure a Math, Retype, or Scan codes task that you must complete before dismissing a Quick Alarm.
    • App Launcher: Allow your favorite app to open as soon as your alarm is dismissed.
  • Snooze:
    • Snoozed by: Access Dismiss & Snooze settings for all Quick Alarms.
    • Task: Select a Math or Retype task that you must complete before snoozing a Quick Alarm.
  • Preset times:
    • Customize the 3 preset time options that appear on the number pad each time you create a Quick Alarm.
When you adjust Quick Alarm settings, changes apply to all existing and subsequent Quick Alarms.

How can I change my Dismiss & Snooze settings?

  1. Tap the Standard Alarm you want to edit from the main app screen, or create a new Standard Alarm.
  2. Tap either the Snooze or Dismiss tile to access the relevant settings screen options:
    • Snooze:
      • Snooze: Tap the blue (ON) slider so that it changes to white (OFF) if you do not want the option to snooze your alarm.
      • Controls: Define which buttons on your device can dismiss or snooze the current alarm. By default, Button is selected for both Dismiss and Snooze. You can add additional methods by tapping either Snooze or Dismiss for each available option (Volume, Power, Shake).
      • Task: Select a Math or Rewrite task that you must complete before dismissing or snoozing the alarm.
      • Snooze time: Set a duration of time between snoozed alarms.
      • Auto-Snooze: Specify how long the alarm sounds before it is automatically snoozed. Select Never if you want the alarm to continue sounding indefinitely until you manually snooze or dismiss it.
      • Snooze limit: Select the maximum number of snoozes you want the alarm to allow. Select Unlimited if you do not want to set a maximum.
    • Dimiss:
      • Controls: Define which buttons on your device can dismiss or snooze the current alarm. By default, Button is selected for both Dismiss and Snooze. You can add additional methods by tapping either Snooze or Dismiss for each available option (Volume, Power, Shake).
      • Task: Select a Math, Rewrite, or Scan codes task that you must complete before dismissing or snoozing the alarm.
      • Auto-Dismiss: Set a timer for how long your alarm will go off before it is automatically dismissed. Select Never if you want the alarm to continue sounding indefinitely until you manually snooze or dismiss it.
  3. Tap the back arrow in the top-left corner to return to the edit alarm screen.
  4. Tap Save in the top-right corner to save your snooze and dismiss settings.
You can also adjust Dismiss & Snooze settings for all Quick Alarms via Menu (three lines) ▸ SettingsAlarmQuick Alarm.

What is the Scan codes task?

The Scan codes task is a premium feature that you can purchase via the Premium screen in Alarm Clock Xtreme.

You can create an alarm that is only dismissed after you scan your chosen QR or barcode.

To access this feature, tap any Standard Alarm to open the edit alarm screen, or create a new Standard Alarm. Tap the Dismiss tile, then select TaskScan codes. Tap What can I scan?, then select one of the following options:

  • Any code: This allows you to scan any code (QR or barcode) to dismiss your alarm.
  • Add new code: This allows you to scan a specific code (QR or barcode) to add it to your codes list. Tick the code in the list to set it as the code that dismisses your alarm.

To delete or rename a code already in your codes list, tap Options (three dots) and select the relevant option.

How do I delete an alarm?

To permanently delete a Standard Alarm or a Quick Alarm, tap the relevant alarm panel on the main app screen and swipe left until it disappears.

If you delete an alarm by mistake, retrieve it by tapping the Undo button that briefly appears at the bottom of the screen.

You can also temporarily deactivate a Standard Alarm by tapping its slider on the main app screen so it changes from blue (ON) to gray (OFF). A deactivated alarm still appears on the main app screen, but will not go off unless you manually reactivate it.

How can I set an online radio as my alarm?

  1. Tap the relevant alarm panel on the main app screen, or create a new Standard Alarm.
  2. Tap the Sound panel.
  3. Tap Sound type.
  4. Select Online radio and select a predefined online radio station, or tap the + plus icon to add a new online radio station.

Your alarm sound is now set to an online radio station.

For detailed instructions about setting an online radio as your alarm sound, refer to the following article:

The online radio streaming URL is not the same as the main URL of the radio station website. For most radio stations, you can get a streaming URL from the station's radio player app.

This option is also available for all Quick Alarms via Menu (three lines) ▸ SettingsAlarmQuick Alarm.

Do I need to enable Wi-Fi or data to use online radio as my alarm?

On Android 6.0 and later, Alarm Clock Xtreme can activate your Wi-Fi or data to access your selected online radio station when your alarm goes off. On Android 5.0 and earlier, you need to ensure that Wi-Fi or data is enabled to use an online radio station as your alarm sound.

Reminders

How do I set a Reminder?

Tap the + plus icon in the bottom-right corner of the main app screen and select Reminder. Customize reminder behavior, then tap Save in the top-right corner.

If prompted, grant Alarm Clock Xtreme permission to show notifications while you use other apps. If you do not grant this permission, your reminder may not appear.

To view all saved reminders, go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Reminders.

How can I customize my Reminders?

Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Reminders. Select an existing reminder, or tap Add reminder to create a new reminder.

The following customization options are available:

  • Icon: Select the icon that appears on your notification by swiping left or right at the top of the screen.
  • Remind me about...: Enter the notification name or text.
  • Repeat reminder: Specify how regularly the reminder repeats. If you want to configure a one-time reminder that does not repeat, ensure Does not repeat is selected. Configure additional settings to define exactly when the notification appears, and for how long it remains active.
  • Priority: Specify notification size. Select Low priority to show the notification in the notification bar at the top of your device screen, Medium priority to show the notification as a pop-up, or High priority to show the notification in full screen.
  • Sound: Select your preferred notification tone or create a silent notification via your device Settings.
  • Vibrate: Tap this option, then tap Open to enable or disable vibration via your device Settings.

Tap Save in the top-right corner to save your customized reminder settings.

How can I delete a Reminder?

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Reminders.
  2. Swipe left on a reminder panel until it disappears.

Features and Usage

How do I set a Timer?

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Timer.
  2. Enter your chosen timer duration, or select a preset timer duration.
    To edit the preset durations that appear when you set a timer, tap Settings (the gear icon) in the top-right corner of the number pad, then scroll to Preset times.
  3. Tap Start timer.

You can perform the following actions while a timer is counting:

  • Add time: Tap +1:00 to add one minute to the timer duration.
  • Pause: Tap the pause icon next to a timer.
  • Rename: Tap Options (three dots) next to a timer, then select Rename.
  • Restart: Tap the pause icon, tap the refresh icon that appears, then tap the play icon.
  • Duplicate: Tap Options (three dots) next to a timer, then select Duplicate.
  • Enlarge the timer: Tap and hold a running timer to view the remaining time in full screen.
  • Add additional timers: Tap the + plus icon in the bottom-right corner to create another timer.

How can I remove a Timer?

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Timer.
  2. If the timer you want to delete is currently running, tap the pause icon.
  3. Swipe left on a timer panel until the timer disappears.

If you delete a timer by mistake, retrieve it by tapping the Undo button that briefly appears at the bottom of the screen.

How do I use Stopwatch?

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Stopwatch.
  2. Tap the play icon at the bottom of the screen to start counting.

The following options are available while Stopwatch is running:

  • Tap Lap to record segments of time while the stopwatch is running.
  • Tap the pause icon at the bottom of the screen to stop timing.
  • Tap Reset to return the timer to zero, erasing the recorded time and lap information.

Can I share my Stopwatch results?

Yes. You can share your results directly after you use the Stopwatch feature:

  1. If Stopwatch is still running, tap the pause icon.
  2. Tap Share in the bottom-right corner.
  3. Select the email or messaging application that you want to use to share your results.
  4. Complete the necessary steps within the selected app to share your results.

What is My Day?

My Day Dashboard appears by default each time you dismiss an alarm. You can also access your My Day Dashboard at any time via Menu (three lines) ▸ My Day.

My Day Dashboard is an organizational tool that displays the following information by default:

  • The next scheduled alarm.
  • Your local daily weather forecast.
  • All events scheduled for the day. The first time you use My Day, tap Sync my calendar to sync Alarm Clock Xtreme with any calendars that are connected to your device.

You can also conveniently play music from My Day Dashboard. Tap Play some music to specify which music you can access via My Day Dashboard. Select a specific song, artist, playlist, online radio station, or launch an app (for example, Spotify).

What is Night Clock?

If you wake up during the night, Night Clock allows you to immediately see the time, without the need to pick up or unlock your device. To preview the Night Clock screen, go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Night Clock.

Via Night Clock settings, you can ensure Night Clock appears automatically before you fall asleep.

Can I control Alarm Clock Xtreme using my voice?

Yes. Alarm Clock Xtreme allows you to use voice commands via the 'Hey Google' feature that is available on most Android devices. For detailed instructions on how to start using voice commands with Alarm Clock Xtreme, refer to the following article:

Do I need to keep my device charging while I use Alarm Clock Xtreme?

We recommend you to keep your device charging throughout the night if you have an alarm set for the morning, as your alarm may not work if your device has switched off due to insufficient battery.

Settings

Can I keep my Alarm Clock Xtreme settings if I change or restore my device?

On Android 6.0 and later, Alarm Clock Xtreme is linked to your Google Account. This means that if you change to a new device, or reset your current device, the app retains your configured alarms and other settings as long as you are signed in to the same Google Account. Automatic backup is not currently possible on Android 5.0 and earlier.

For space reasons, automatic backup is unable to restore any custom MP3s you apply as alarm sounds.

What is Vacation mode?

When Vacation mode is enabled, all alarms are deactivated for a set time period. To enable Vacation mode:

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Tap Alarm.
  3. Tap the slider next to Vacation mode so that it changes from white (OFF) to blue (ON).
  4. Tap Confirm.
  5. Adjust the Start date and Finish date. By default, Vacation mode is set for 1 week.

Alarms automatically re-activate on your specified Finish date. You can cancel Vacation mode or change the Finish date at any time by tapping Adjust on the main app screen.

What is Alarm template?

Alarm template allows you to adjust the settings that appear by default each time you create a new Standard Alarm. To access and edit your Alarm template:

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Tap AlarmAlarm template.
  3. Configure your default Standard Alarm settings.

Changes to the Alarm template do not affect your existing Standard Alarms.

You can instantly apply the settings for any of your existing Standard Alarms as your Alarm Template. Tap an existing alarm on the main app screen, select Options (three dots) in the top-right corner of the edit alarm screen, and select Set as template.

Can I customize my Timers?

Yes. To access Timer settings:

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Tap Timer.
  3. Adjust Timer settings according to your preferences. Options include:
    • Sound: Select the sound type that is triggered when a timer completes, then set the volume. Options include Ringtone, Music (from device library), Online Radio, and None (silent).
    • Prioritize alarm volume (enabled by default): Ensures that a timer sounds at the volume specified in your Alarm Clock Xtreme settings, regardless of your current device volume.
    • Gradually increase volume: By default, timer volume increases after sounding for 1 minute. Tap this panel and select Disabled if you do not want the volume to increase. Alternatively, tap Set up to specify an alternative time period.
    • Vibrate: Specify how intensely your device vibrates when a timer completes. You can disable vibration for timers by selecting None.
    • Keep screen on (enabled by default): This setting keeps your device screen active while a timer is running.
    • Preset times: Customize the 3 preset time options that appear at the bottom of the number pad each time you create a new timer.

Your adjusted settings apply by default to all subsequent timers.

Can I use different buttons to control a Stopwatch?

Yes. You can configure Stopwatch settings to allow you to use your volume control buttons to start and pause a stopwatch, or to record Lap times. This is useful if you use the Stopwatch feature while exercising. To adjust your Stopwatch settings:

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Select Stopwatch.
  3. Tap the white (OFF) slider next to Volume control so that it changes to blue (ON).

Can I customize the information I see after dismissing an alarm?

Yes. You can specify what information appears on your My Day Dashboard or stop My Day Dashboard from appearing each time you dismiss an alarm.

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Tap My Day Dashboard.
  3. The following options are available:
    • My calendar events (enabled by default): Disable this option if you do not want to see calendar events on your My Day Dashboard.
    • Weather forecast (enabled by default): Disable this option if you do not want to see a local daily weather forecast on your My Day Dashboard.

Can I configure Night Clock to appear automatically?

Yes. To configure your Night Clock settings:

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Tap Night Clock.
  3. Tap Automatic mode and select your preferred option:
    • Off (selected by default): Night Clock does not appear unless you manually open it via Menu (three lines) ▸ Night Clock.
    • Relative to alarm: Night Clock appears a specified amount of time before your next scheduled alarm if all the conditions in your defined settings are met. Tap Time until next alarm to define exactly when Night Clock appears before the alarm goes off.
    • Time range: Night Clock appears during a specified time period. Define your chosen time period by tapping Active from and Active till.
  4. If you configured Night Clock to appear automatically, you can customize the additional settings below:
    • My device should be charging (enabled by default): Night Clock only appears when your device is charging. As using Night Clock can drain your battery, this is the recommended setting.
    • Battery protection: This option only appears if My device should be charging is not enabled. Enable Battery protection to shut off Night Clock if your device is not charging and the battery gets too low.
    • Show battery percentage (enabled by default): This option shows your battery percentage on the screen while Night Clock is turned on.
  5. Tap the back arrow to save your preferences and return to the main Settings screen.

Night Clock now appears automatically according to your preferences.

Night Clock only appears if your device has been inactive for 30 minutes or more and the defined conditions in the settings are met. If you are using your device when Night Clock is scheduled to appear, Night Clock is automatically delayed.

Can I configure Alarm Clock Xtreme to use 12-hour time format?

Yes. To use 12-hour time format rather than 24-hour time format:

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap the slider next to Use 24-hour format so that it changes from blue (ON) to white (OFF).

All alarms and reminders are now displayed using 12-hour time format. For example, 15:00 is displayed as 3:00pm.

How can I customize the notifications I receive from Alarm Clock Xtreme?

  1. Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. To disable a notification type, tap the blue (ON) slider so that it changes to white (OFF).
Sticky notification refers to an Android notification that you can only remove by interacting with the related app. You cannot remove a sticky notification by swiping it. For example, an Alarm Clock Xtreme notification showing a running stopwatch is removed when the stopwatch is reset within the app.

Premium Items

What is the Premium screen?

The latest version of Alarm Clock Xtreme includes the Premium screen, which allows you to purchase only the paid features that you actually want to use. This saves you money, and allows you to enhance the app to meet your exact needs. To access the Premium screen and learn more about the premium items that you can purchase, tap the crown icon in the top-right corner of the main app screen.

You can purchase any item on the Premium screen for a one-time payment. Once you have purchased an item, you can continue to access it without further payments for as long as you use the Alarm Clock Xtreme app.

What Premium items are available?

The following premium items are currently available:

  • Get all: Purchase all premium items that are currently available on the Premium screen.
  • No more adsb: Remove all third-party ads from Alarm Clock Xtreme.
  • Themes: By default, you are limited to the Mountain theme. With this item, you additionally gain access to the Desert, City, and Jungle themes.
  • Unlimited reminders: By default, you are limited to 3 active Reminders. With this item, you can have an unlimited number of active reminders.
  • Scan a code task: Configure alarms that you can only dismiss by scanning a QR or barcode.
  • Direct support: When you purchase any of the premium items listed above, you can additionally use the Direct support option to resolve any issues directly with an AVG Support agent.

Can I try a premium item before I purchase it?

Yes. Free-trial versions are available for the following premium items:

  • Themes: Go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Themes. Tap a theme, then select Free trial to access it for a limited time period.
  • QR Code tasks: When creating a new Standard Alarm, tap DismissTaskScan codes. Select a code to use for your Dismiss task, then Save the alarm. Tap Free trial to use this task for a limited time period.

How can I remove third-party ads from Alarm Clock Xtreme?

No more ads is one of the premium items available for purchase via the Premium screen. To remove third-party ads from Alarm Clock Xtreme:

  1. Tap the crown icon in the top-right corner of the main app screen.
  2. Tap the No more ads tile to purchase this item only. Alternatively, tap the Get all tile to purchase all premium items at one time.
  3. Tap the Buy button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transaction.

Alarm Clock Xtreme no longer displays third-party ads.

Can I still use my premium items if I change or restore my device?

Yes. Premium items are valid on all devices with Alarm Clock Xtreme installed that are connected to your Google Account.

To restore a purchased item:

  1. Ensure you are signed in to Google Play Store with the Google Account that you used to purchase your premium item(s).
  2. Open Alarm Clock Xtreme and tap the crown icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap Options (three dots) ▸ Restore purchase in the top-right corner.

Troubleshooting

How can I uninstall Alarm Clock Xtreme?

  1. On the Home screen of your device, tap the Google Play Store icon to open the store.
  2. Search for Alarm Clock Xtreme.
  3. Open the Alarm Clock Xtreme product page, then tap UninstallUninstall.

Alternatively, tap and hold the Alarm Clock Xtreme icon on your device's Home screen, then select Uninstall.

Alarm Clock Xtreme is now uninstalled from your Android device.

Why did my scheduled alarm not work?

If a scheduled alarm does not go off at its designated time, Alarm Clock Xtreme may have been forced to stop by another app or system setting designed to preserve your device's memory or battery.

To access recommendations for how you can improve the reliability of Alarm Clock Xtreme on your specific device type, go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Help and FAQRecommendations.

Alternatively, refer to the following article for detailed instructions to prevent your device from force-stopping Alarm Clock Xtreme on a selection of the most popular device types:

Why do I see ads in Alarm Clock Xtreme?

To support the ongoing development of Alarm Clock Xtreme, the app includes ads that are unobtrusive and do not interfere with app usage. No more ads is one of the premium items available for purchase via the Premium screen in Alarm Clock Xtreme. To remove third-party ads from Alarm Clock Xtreme:

  1. Tap the crown icon in the top-right corner of the main app screen.
  2. Tap the No more ads tile to purchase this item only. Alternatively, tap the Get all tile to purchase all premium items at one time.
  3. Tap the Buy button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transaction.

How can I get help or report an issue to AVG Support?

Direct support is only available if you have purchased at least one premium item from the Premium screen in Alarm Clock Xtreme.

To contact an AVG Support agent directly, go to Menu (three lines) ▸ Help and FAQDirect support. Enter your Message and provide an Email address for future communication, then tap Submit.

If direct support is not available, select one of the options below:

  • Recommendations: Provides Reliability tips to help you ensure that your device is not force stopping Alarm Clock Xtreme. This is useful if a scheduled alarm does not go off, or the app does not behave as expected.
  • FAQ: Opens a list of frequently asked questions about Alarm Clock Xtreme.
  • Alarm Clock Xtreme 7.x for Android
  • Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23) or later

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