Bug crashes Google Clock alarm app; Are you affected? Here is how to fix it
Google Clock app alarm: It looks like Google app has been affected by a bug that could cause you to miss your alarms. Here’s what you need to know.
Google Clock app alarm: The Google Clock app is arguably one of the most important apps on a smartphone that it comes with, and while most alarm apps are usually quite reliable, a bug can cause issues for users. And this is exactly what has happened to the Google Clock alarm. Many users have taken to social media to complain about a new bug that has allegedly hit the Google Clock app, while Google appears to be investigating the issue.
According to a report by Android Authority, many users have begun to vent their frustration with the Google Clock app on the app's listing on the Google Play Store, with one-star reviews. One of the most common complaints in connection with this issue is “alarms not ringing”, while a Reddit thread has also been created to explain the issue, with other users chiming in with similar experiences. It appears that the issue might be caused by users' Do Not Disturb (DND) settings as well as using a third-party app like Spotify for alarm sounds.
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Google also allows users who do not have a Pixel phone to download the Google Clock app on their smartphones. Some of the negative reviews on the Play Store come from users with other devices, and they also claim that they have been affected by the same bug. While a fix for other devices could take longer, Android Police spotted that the Google Pixel community account on Reddit has responded that a fix has been identified and it will be rolled out to users soon, while users are advised to stop using Spotify to set an alarm tone – at least for now.
In addition to the complaints on the Google Play Store and on Reddit, the Google Issue Tracker feature is also monitoring the issue, and TechRadar reports that the company is now looking into the issue. Since the issue appears to be caused due to the Spotify integration with the Google Clock app, it might be worth using one of the built-in “system” alarm sounds to fix the issue, until a reliable fix is identified. Users can also try downloading a third-party alarm app, and whitelisting it from the battery saving feature on their smartphone to make sure the alarms ring when they need to wake up.
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