Stock alarm clock and default ring toneSupport

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  1. Ron H

    Ron H Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to change the default alarm tone for the stock S3 alarm clock?
    I change it for each alarm, but can't find a way to make it the new default alarm tone.

  2. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member

    Yes go into your app listing and start the app named CLOCK.

    Press the + key to tell it to set an alarm or go into an existing alarm you have set up already to open it.

    You can adjust the alarm type and the alarm tone. It will accept all kings of tones from stock ones to additional ones you add.

    I personally like the briefing one which tells you some basic weather, appointments for the day and news then switches to your melody of choice.

    I also like the smart alarm which plays quiet music before your alarm goes off.
  3. nseriessaga

    nseriessaga Well-Known Member

    I think he was asking if you can make a certain tone to set as "system default" so you dont have to go in and change your sound everytime. I havent tried so im not sure.
  4. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member

    I'm testing it now.
  5. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member

    ok after i set the alarm to go off with a different melody, from then on the default system melody switched to the latest one I had played.
  6. Ron H

    Ron H Well-Known Member

    Right, that's exactly what I'm trying to do.
  7. Ron H

    Ron H Well-Known Member

    Thanks for checking. Mine does not do that, it always reverts back to the system default (which is "walk in the forrest alarm") and not the last one I set.
  8. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member

    Both my motorolla droid x and my hts thunderbolt had built in FM radio and I read in the previews that the galaxy S3 has one. I bet one of those two apps for those other phones may work on the S3. just have to figure out how to get them on it.
  9. psybab

    psybab Well-Known Member

    Your problem might be that you still have "smart alarm" on, which starts softly playing the "walk in the forest" tone, louder and louder, until the time for the alarm goes off, and then it will switch to the tone you chose.

    You have to turn "smart alarm" off.
  10. Ron H

    Ron H Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that's a very good thought, but Smart Alarm is already turned off...
  11. question729

    question729 Well-Known Member

    Just create an alarm with the tone you want that you can go back to and change the parameters when needed. Make separate alarms for more frequent reminders.
  12. Ron H

    Ron H Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that's what I'm doing now. You haven't been able to change the default either?
  13. John Connor

    John Connor Active Member

    is there any way to set s song for an alarm?? would you dl a song and than set it to your alarm?
  14. question729

    question729 Well-Known Member

    Nope, it still thinks I really like to use that forest tone!

    You download the song or transfer it to your phone's memory. When you select the sound on the alarm choose "go to my files" and navigate to the folder that has the song you want. click the circle next to the song you want as your alarm sound then choose "done" in the upper right corner. Just make sure you save the actual alarm after all that.
  15. Ron H

    Ron H Well-Known Member

    And worse, if I set an alarm using Google Voice Search (the built-in search), it defers to the walk in the forest tone. If I open the alarm and manually change it to a louder tone, it changes it back to the forest tone.

    Not well thought out.
  16. Felipe999

    Felipe999 New Member

    I find this frustrating also. The forest tone isn't loud enough for me and it's kind of a hassle to have to change it every time.
  17. Ron H

    Ron H Well-Known Member

    Tho only work-around I found is to leave a couple of alarms there all the time (don't delete them when they're done), set to my downloaded alarm sound of choice.

    Then when I need an alarm, I just change one of them.
  18. Regatta

    Regatta New Member

    I am frustrated also with the alarm. If I forget to change it, I can't hear it with the Walk in the forest alarm. I need a very loud one.
  19. circiter

    circiter Member

    I'm a bit confused: Why don't you guys just change the default sound for the specific alarm in the Clock application?

    Changing it is pretty obvious, but in case the difficulty you report comes from the fact you haven't been able to do this, then allow me to explain:

    -Open the Clock application.
    -Choose the Alarm tab, on top.
    -Select the alarm you want to modify
    -Scroll (if necessary) to lower part of the specific alarm window that opened after the previous step.
    -Press the grey band that reads More
    -Scroll further down (if necessary)
    -Press Alarm tone
    -Change the sound of your alarm.

    You can add your own selections to this list by placing the desired sound files in the Alarms folder, in your phone storage (usually, the very first folder you can see with the My Files app, under sdcard0)


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  20. pharla

    pharla Member

    Have you managed to get anywhere with this Ron?

    I know exactly where you are coming from and your frustrations. It's caught me out a couple of times and while I may be able to adapt to a different (more complicated) way of working, I would rather adapt my tools to suit me.
  21. Ron H

    Ron H Well-Known Member

    I did find a workaround, as mentioned on Aug 15. But I've since downloaded a different alarm clock (Gentle Alarm), which allows me to set a default alarm sound. And, as a bonus, I can use Google Voice Search to set an alarm and it uses the default sound I chose.
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  22. m4p

    m4p Active Member

    Glad to hear you got it worked out
  23. pharla

    pharla Member

    Thanks, I'll give that one a try.

    I do generally end up with a few alarms anyway but don't like getting caught out if I want to add another one ad hoc for whatever reason. Definitely an improvement needed in the original app IMO
  24. TheMuddyPaws

    TheMuddyPaws Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Using Google Now to set an alarm is cool, but if I have to then go in and edit the alarm to change the sound then using Google Now is pointless.
  25. TheMuddyPaws

    TheMuddyPaws Well-Known Member

    Because that defeats the purpose of using Google Now to set an alarm via voice.

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