Most of us most likely changed our previous and clunky bedside clocks with smartphones ages in the past. With a built-in alarm and an always-active battery backup, it is often a dependable method to stand up within the morning. Nevertheless, all through this week, Google’s Clock app hasn’t been activating alarms correctly for some customers, inflicting huge complications for anybody troubled. Fortunately, a repair is on the best way.

During the last week, numerous customers have taken to Reddit to complain about missed alarms (through Android Authority). The issue appears most typical with Pixel customers, the place Google’s Clock app is pre-installed because the default selection, however Oppo and OnePlus units have additionally been included within the combine. Some customers have described alarms being fully missed, with completely no sound or notification, whereas others seen their telephones vibrating for only a second earlier than turning off.

There seems to be some kind of hyperlink between Do Not Disturb and missed alarms, with some studies stating they mounted the difficulty by making certain their units weren’t silenced in a single day. Likewise, some customers made a connection between the app’s Spotify integration and missed alarms — even reporting the bug on Spotify’s assist web site and suggesting to make use of completely different tones for waking up. In each circumstances, the urged fixes did not work for everybody, suggesting this can be a extra vital subject with the app as a complete.

It is unclear what number of units are impacted by this. I could not recreate the error on any of my telephones on both Android 11 or Android 12. It is undoubtedly widespread sufficient to ask a flood of one-star critiques on the Play Retailer, in addition to an Situation Tracker thread (through XDA Builders). In line with that submitting, Google has handed the issue alongside to its product and engineering groups and “will proceed to offer updates as extra info turns into accessible.”

For now, when you’re utilizing Google’s Clock app, you would possibly need to take into account switching to an alternate third-party service from the Play Retailer to make sure you get up on time. Or perhaps it is lastly time to carry again bedside clocks.

One put up delivered a PSA to customers to keep away from the app’s Spotify integration, which, as we highlighted above, gave the impression to be some of the probably culprits. Google’s Pixel Neighborhood account on Reddit commented on this put up, confirming that the built-in music service was, actually, inflicting units to silence their alarms.

Whereas this does not account for anybody who’s had a missed alarm with out utilizing a Spotify observe, most customers appear to be discovering success with sticking to machine sounds reasonably than a playlist from their private library. So till a repair rolls out, attempt to follow your machine’s default record of ringtones. Save your Steely Dan combine for once you hop into the bathe.