How to Create an Alarm in Android Marshmallow

Many of the tools and features that you need out of a smartphone are included in the default apps. One of these tools is the alarm clock, which can be found within Marshmallow’s default Clock app.

Setting an alarm in the Clock app requires a few short steps that will have you set up with an alarm in a few moments. You will be able to specify the time and dates that the alarm goes off, as well as some additional settings that can really let you customize your alarms to how you need to use them.


How to Set an Alarm on a Samsung Galaxy On5 in Android Marshmallow

The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5, in the Android marshmallow operating system. This guide will show you how to create an alarm on your phone, as well as how to configure several different settings for that alarm.

Step 1: Open the Apps folder.

select the apps folder

Step 2: Touch the Clock icon.

open the clock app



Step 3: Select the Alarm tab at the top of the screen.

create an alarm clock on galaxy on5



Step 4: Choose the Add option near the top-right of the screen.

set an alarm in marshmallow



Step 5: Adjust the time dial at the top of the screen, then configure the rest of the settings. Once you are finished, tap the Save button at the top of the screen.

how to create an alarm in android marshmallow



Below is an explanation of each setting on the alarm screen.

  • Repeat – tapping each of the letters in this section will cause the alarm to repeat at the specified time on that day of the week.
  • Alarm type – drag the slider to specify the volume of the alarm. You can also touch the Sound button and elect to have the alarm vibrate as well.
  • Alarm tone – touching the default tone name (Morning Flower, in the image above) will take you to a list of tones from which you can select.
  • Snooze – set the duration between snoozes, and the maximum amount of times that it can be pressed.
  • Increasing volume – turning this setting on will increase the alarm volume for the first 60 seconds that the alarm is sounding.
  • Alarm name – create a description for the alarm so that you can more easily identify it from the list of alarms on the main menu of the Alarm tab.


Would you like the clock on your phone to update automatically for Daylight Savings Time and time zone switches? Learn how to enable network-based time in Marshmallow so that you don’t need to worry about manually updating the clock on your phone. newsletter
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