Reddit users reported that the Google Clock app didn’t wake them up at the time they wanted (file photo).
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If you’re in a deep sleep, you may not want to rely on the Google Clock app for a while.
a whole Loads of Reddit users They reported that the app decided not to bother waking them at the time they wanted and generously allowed them to sleep a little later.
As nice as this gesture is in theory, it doesn’t have to deal with the consequences of being fired for being late in implementation.
The mistake, understandably, is quite distressing for those who encounter it, and that is, Reflected in Google Play Store ratings, a flurry of one-star ratings is starting to drag the app’s average down.
What makes diagnosing particularly difficult is the lack of much consistency between use cases. In the original Reddit thread, some say the alarm only fails when the phone is facing down, but others say it doesn’t work for them even when face up.
Although most affected devices appear to be Google Pixel phones, phones from other manufacturers are also affected from time to time.
Inside another Reddit thread, a Googler pops up and suggests it might be about using Spotify to wake you up, suggesting you switch to a default noise. But still, subsequent responses suggest that it won’t work for everyone, as some patients already do it.
Still, he said the Google employee at least suggested that help might be on the way. The account reads, “We’ve identified a fix and will make it available soon.”
I hope this is true – a cynic might suggest that recommending disabling Spotify to people who don’t use Spotify isn’t going to smack someone who’s totally above the root cause. But what do you do in the meantime?
The quickest solution is to download one of the many other free alarm clock apps available on the Google Play Store. It looks like this works well and you have a lot to choose from.
Heavy sleepers may want to choose Alarms, a devious app that lets you complete quests and puzzles before you stop screaming to ensure you don’t fall asleep.
Of course, there are less masochistic options as well.