Missed Your Alarm? Blame The New Android Clock Bug In Your Smartphone

Did you miss the alarm on your Android device recently? It’s not you, apparently a bug is messing up the alarm system for Android users who Google Clock. 

If you’re one of those people who prefer third-party alarm apps over Google, then you’re safe. 

Ratings take a dip as alarms are missed

A bug is reportedly wreaking havoc in lives of thousands of people… at least that’s what the reviews on Play Store will have you believe.

In fact, users are so furious that they’re dropping one-star ratings for the app, causing its overall rating to take a dip. 

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Looks like Google Clock understands how dreary Mondays can get and is not ringing alarms for users on Google Pixel devices and many others who use smartphones made by OnePlus, Oppo

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Multiple threads on Reddit have emerged since the bug was spotted. Turns out, users are unable to restore the app’s basic function even after reinstalling it and clearing the cache. Even resetting it does not seem to be helping yet.

The bug was reported first by Android Authority. 

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Google is working on fixing the bug

When we tried to replicate the bug on a OnePlus 7T, the alarm seemed to ring as usual on two instances as screenshots below show. It’s unclear still whether users with certain settings are experiencing the issue. 

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According to Android Authority, the bug may be happening only in the Do Not Disturb mode, or for people who use Spotify tracks as alarm tones.

But people are most certainly not happy. 

The highly-used Google Clock comes pre-loaded in most Android phones and can also be downloaded from the Play Store. Until then, we suggest downloading other apps from Play Store to ensure you don’t miss another work day like Alarmy, I Can’t Wake Up, AlarMon, Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers. 

Are you experiencing the bug as well? Let us know in the comments if your Monday was delayed by the Google Clock Bug and don’t forget to share this story.

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