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EVO as an Alarm Clock

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Waflsk8s, May 23, 2010.

  1. Waflsk8s

    Waflsk8s Active Member
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    I wanted to use this phone as an alarm clock and use it in landscape mode using the kickstand. Is there a way to do this normally or does an app have to be made to use the accelerometer or something?
     

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  2. THEFORCE

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    i think saw an app on one of the reviews that said desk clock so it might b in there
     
  3. SirSlayer

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    Android 2.1 has Desk Clock so you will be able to do this.
     
  4. mx7

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    Make sure not to accidentally slam the "alarm's" snooze button in the morning and break its stand.
     
  5. Waflsk8s

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    does Desk Clock, or other similar apps, work in landscape mode (or do they go into landscape mode when tilted?)
     
  6. Eguy

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    I like Kaloer Clock from the market better than Desk Clock.
     
  7. jjon729

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    I use my current phone as an alarm clock, but hate getting woken up by texts or drunk calls from friends at 3:00 in the morning. Does anyone know if the Evo would support turning off the ringer and still leaving the volume on for the alarm? It seems like a level of customization that we should be able to expect, but my current (three-year-old) phone doesn't allow for that.
     
  8. THEFORCE

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    android has the option to make it ring when volume is down
     
  9. ejchis

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    Blackberry has a bedside mode where everything is silent except the alarm. I have mine set to go into bedside mode whenever I place it in the charging dock (or on any charger for that matter). I would love to have this same functionality when I put the EVO on the charger.
     
  10. Brumeister

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    Yes, my BB Storm does this. I can turn off all notifications and just have the phone ring if we get a phone call. It never fails if I forget to set this I always get those emails at 4am. (BING) I hope this Evo does this as well.
     
  11. jonorjonathan

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    i know i've heard of an app that will silence all of your texts and e-mails at night... can't think of it at the moment.
     
  12. DaytonaZ33

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    There is no app needed. If you place the phone in silent, the alarm will still ring through it.

    But is it Locale that you are thinking of?
     
  13. pingpongboss

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    Yes

    Sent from my HTC Evo 4G using Tapatalk
     
  14. IrishPilot

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    But will phone calls? I am a former blackberry user as well, and loved the option to simply-quickly set the phone so that the only noise it would make at night was phone calls and the alarm. Is there a way to do this with the EVO?
     
  15. laredo7mm

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    Wow, old thread....lol

    Check out an app called Simple Sound Profile. I also came from a BB and missed not having the sound profiles in Android.

    Here is the QR for it:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. sk0rpius

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    Go into your volume controls and you have 4 separate volume choices: ringer, media, notifications and last but not least ALARM. turn the other three all the way down and crank up the Alarm... easy to do no app needed
     
  17. slugbug

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    Quick Profiles. Works well. Stock click will go landscape and work as an alarm
     
  18. daddyd302

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    Is there an app that let's only certain calls get through when it's on silent mode? I use the alarm but I turn it to silent mode to silence everything except the alarm.
     
  19. InstantKarma

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    Setting Profiles will do that.
     
  20. jediknight36

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    So for this I need an app called Desk Clock and profiles?
     
  21. hitekalex

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    No need for any extra apps - HTC Desk Clock has night mode and alarms ring when the phone is in silent mode:

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. dan330

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    yes. to all the questions on alarms...

    if it dont come with stock apps with the phone and OS.. there is an app out there that does..
     
  23. jediknight36

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    COOOOOOL! The emails an such dont bug me anymore, at least not on my pre. Hmm, maybe I should try to mute them now.
     
  24. slschmidt76

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    I use mine for the alarm as well. You can turn the phone's volume off and it will still ring.
     
  25. joehornback

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    DO a search in the app market for sweet dreams. It'll do exactly what you are looking for and it's FREE! :)
     
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