Are you the type who frantically clicks the snooze button on your alarm clock to enjoy a few more minutes of sleep? The Android alarm clock reminder feature defaults to 10 minutes of sleep. If this does not seem to you enough (or too much), we will explain to you how to modify the delay for reminding the alarm clock of your mobile..
Change the snooze interval on your smartphone's alarm clock
Getting up early is certainly the most complicated thing in the world. In fact, there are very few people who can get up without fatigue on the first ring of the alarm clock. According to a study carried out a few years ago, more than 60% of French people use the snooze function every day.
For the record, the snooze function appeared for the first time in 1956 on the Telechron 7H241 alarm clock from the company General Electric. The snooze button placed at the very top of the device made it possible to silence the ringer for several minutes and thus offer a few moments of additional sleep to their users..
This functionality was then taken over by the competition. Almost all alarm clocks sold commercially have a reminder function of this type. It is the same for all alarm clock applications on smartphones including the one supplied by default with Android.
Configure the snooze function of your mobile
But unlike the Telechron 7H241, the alarm clock function of Google's mobile operating system offers a multitude of customization options. You can for example set the alarm time according to the day of the week, choose the ringtone of your choice or automatically stop the alarm at a specific time..
To this long list, we can also add the possibility of choosing the repetition time of the snooze function of your alarm clock app. Without further ado, let's see how to fix the right timing between two rings.
- Launch the Clock application on your Android mobile
- Press the Menu button (3 vertical dots) placed in one of the corners of your mobile screen
- Click on the Duration of the rehearsal section
- Scroll through the virtual wheel until you find the ideal duration for the wake-up timer
On Samsung brand phones, the procedure for changing the snooze interval for the wake up function is slightly different. If you are the proud owner of a device of the Korean brand, here is the method to modify the length of the recall.
- Open the Clock app
- Click on the Alarms tab
- Select one of the alarms you previously created
- Press the Snooze button
- Then choose from the list the time to remind your ringtone. You can also define the number of repetitions (2, 3 or infinite)
How to use the snooze function on Android
Everyone has used the snooze function of their alarm clock at least once in their life. The button used to activate it generally sits at the very top of the alarm clocks. It is so big that it is almost impossible to miss it.
Problem this magic key does not exist on Android smartphones. To postpone the fateful moment of getting out of bed, you will have no choice but to take your mobile in hand and move the small alarm clock icon to the left of the screen.
Please note, on some devices, it is not possible to sound the alarm clock when the alarm is off. To avoid a pillow failure you will have no choice but to leave your smartphone on. Do not forget to activate the airplane mode. This will avoid consuming too much battery or being woken up in the middle of the night by a notification.
Why you should never use the snooze function on your alarm clock
The Snooze function has very many followers. But what people don't always know, that the extra 5 or 10 minutes spent under the duvet will not allow you to wake up gently.
Worse, several scientific studies believe that this reprieve would be more harmful than beneficial. The snooze button disrupts our biological clock. Its use generally leads to a period of drowsiness which can have repercussions on our daily life.
In 5 or 10 minutes, the body does not have time to fall into a restful rest. As a result, you may find it difficult to concentrate during the day. Doctors recommend an early afternoon nap rather than the snooze button. This regular practice offers considerable health benefits.