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  1. mayblast's Avatar
    Is there no way to tone the alarm down?

    I'm positive I have volume controls for right about anything else, but alarm is completely unusable because my plan is not to wake neighbours and scare myself ****less.

    (3rd party apps? Forget about it, when it comes to absolutely core apps, I only rely on them).
    07-25-2016 12:48 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    I think that by default the alarm is set to progressively get louder until you turn it off, but it does shut down on it's own after a few minutes (5).

    Using Gentle Alarm instead of stock so not so up to date on it
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    07-25-2016 02:30 PM
  3. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I can suggest Nokia Clock alarm sound in settings... it's soft and gentle and gets louder and louder without messing with your nerves
    07-26-2016 02:32 AM
  4. PGrey's Avatar
    I can suggest Nokia Clock alarm sound in settings... it's soft and gentle and gets louder and louder without messing with your nerves
    Is this on W10m though, or 8.1? I couldn't find any crescendo settings in the W10m app, at all.
    07-26-2016 03:41 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Is this on W10m though, or 8.1? I couldn't find any crescendo settings in the W10m app, at all.
    Come to think of it.. Try changing ringtone settings?
    07-26-2016 09:41 PM
  6. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Come to think of it.. Try changing ringtone settings?
    I don't know if ven07 is thinking the same as I am, but try using a sound that is quieter. You can either find a subtle one, or take a sound and make it quieter on your PC and then set it as the alarm sound. I mean, do it if you can't solve the problem with other methods.
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    07-26-2016 10:08 PM
  7. milkyway's Avatar
    it's a shame really. MS can't manage to put such simple things like controlling the alarm volume in W10M. I miss it since WP 8.0
    I'm using "vibrate only" ;)
    ven07 likes this.
    07-27-2016 01:25 AM
  8. CozyPlanes's Avatar
    Set to a quieter alarm at first or put a thick book or paper underneath and place your phone speaker to touch the flat surface to reduce the sound...
    No way of changing sounds in WP..
    What a shame that microsoft can't make these kinds of small easy features.
    Good luck and try one of those third party alarm clocks. There are some cool ones on the market..
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    07-27-2016 01:29 AM
  9. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Never heard such a iussue before. Nokia clock and other alarms are done like that: start gentle and become louder. Try them before blaming

    I using them since 8.1
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    07-27-2016 02:32 AM
  10. PGrey's Avatar
    I did try, before my post. I set my phone to a 2, and then 1, and it still was full-volume, when the alarm went off, from the get-go.
    07-27-2016 03:42 AM
  11. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I did try, before my post. I set my phone to a 2, and then 1, and it still was full-volume, when the alarm went off, from the get-go.
    Phone volume doesn't apply to alarm. That's obvious. People sometimes forget phones in Quiet mode. Alarms rings even if Ringer and Apps vol are on zero. The alarm ramp volume is preprogrammed.

    Try now enabling an alarm and left phone with volumes all to zero and vibro on ;)
    07-27-2016 03:45 AM
  12. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    I'm the complete opposite; in windows phone 8.1, my alarm was so loud, it could wake the dead. Now on 10, it's quieter than a mouse. I sometimes sleep past my alarm. Can't seem to find a way to increase the volume even with ringer volume at 10 & media volume at 30, it's still quiet.
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    07-27-2016 03:48 AM
  13. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I'm the complete opposite; in windows phone 8.1, my alarm was so loud, it could wake the dead. Now on 10, it's quieter than a mouse. I sometimes sleep past my alarm. Can't seem to find a way to increase the volume even with ringer volume at 10 & media volume at 30, it's still quiet.
    The ramp volume is fixed on Redstone, so you'll find it on next August 2nd.
    And I repeat, Volume keys are uninfluent on Alarm app, due to avoid alarms stopping by people forgetting their phones in vibro mode ;)
    For now, set repeating to 5 mins
    07-27-2016 03:52 AM
  14. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    The ramp volume is fixed on Redstone, so you'll find it on next August 2nd.
    And I repeat, Volume keys are uninfluent on Alarm app, due to avoid alarms stopping by people forgetting their phones in vibro mode ;)
    For now, set repeating to 5 mins
    Makes sense since my 640 XL is on 14393 slow ring.
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    07-27-2016 04:02 AM
  15. milkyway's Avatar
    The ramp volume is fixed on Redstone, so you'll find it on next August 2nd.
    And I repeat, Volume keys are uninfluent on Alarm app, due to avoid alarms stopping by people forgetting their phones in vibro mode ;)
    For now, set repeating to 5 mins
    I think we all know that. What the OP (and most probably many W10M users) want is to have a setting in the alarm clock app for controlling the alarm sound volume. I don't understand why MS does not implement one
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    07-27-2016 04:27 AM
  16. MDK22's Avatar
    I saw others complaining of alarm volume too low!

    I use ReAlarm for all my alarms, it starts out very quiet, increasingly louder.
    Allows significant customization of alarms, some good sounds within the app, allows your music to be an alarm.
    It's what Alarms & Clock should be
    07-27-2016 11:16 AM
  17. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
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    It's what Alarms & Clock should be
    That already IS in Redstone. For not insiders, on August 2nd ;)
    07-27-2016 11:39 AM
  18. Rinsun's Avatar
    I'm the complete opposite; in windows phone 8.1, my alarm was so loud, it could wake the dead. Now on 10, it's quieter than a mouse. I sometimes sleep past my alarm. Can't seem to find a way to increase the volume even with ringer volume at 10 & media volume at 30, it's still quiet.
    I have downloaded loud alarm sounds with an app 'Sirens & alarms' and uninstalled the app later.I use these loud alarm sounds with the default Alarm app and I wake me up without fail.
    BTW,I am on 10586.494
    07-27-2016 11:43 AM
  19. MDK22's Avatar
    That already IS in Redstone. For not insiders, on August 2nd ;)
    Take a look @ ReAlarm, the customization of alarms (frequency) is better than the current native Alarms & Clock.
    I'm on 14393.3, thus have the current version ...
    07-27-2016 12:05 PM
  20. PGrey's Avatar
    Okay, I figured this out, just so there's no confusion, here's how it works.
    The "secondary" volume, "Media and Apps" controls the initial alarm volume. If you set this low, say 1-2, your alarm will start really quiet, and "build", if you don't dismiss it.

    I bet this is in Threshold too, but I'm not going back to check, I'm addicted to RS now that I upgraded late yesterday ;-]

    So, there you have it, it's set-able, not an awesome modus operandi, since it does affect all the other apps, but workable.

    I agree, it would be good if they added a separate setting for the built-in alarm only, to avoid affecting everything, but I bet this is pretty low-pri.

    Yeah, MDK22, I tested it, before posting ;-]
    Last edited by PGrey; 07-27-2016 at 02:07 PM.
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    07-27-2016 01:02 PM
  21. MDK22's Avatar
    Okay, I figured this out, just so there's no confusion, here's how it works.
    The "secondary" volume, "Media and Apps" controls the initial alarm volume. If you set this low, say 1-2, your alarm will start really quiet, and "build", if you don't dismiss it...
    What he said ^^^ ...
    Inclined to agree with this, never paid much attention, but have noticed alarm start volume varies.
    It increases in volume, as anyone who has set an alarm, which goes off while you're away from your phone, can attest to.

    I'm assuming he's tested his hypothesis.
    07-27-2016 01:45 PM
  22. Ingrid Willekens's Avatar
    I have the same issue with the app as Mayblast. I'm a light sleeper and even the lowest volume setting or starting volume is WAY to loud making it totally useless for me. I don't want the volume to increase either. So, until MS gives me full control over the volume settings, I'm using free talking alarm clock. This app has never been updated from 8.1 to 10 but it works on 10 as wel. It only needs an update to fix a slight problem with 2 out of 4 clock designs (in 2 some digits are missing making it impossible to read the hour.) But all other functions work just fine on my 950.
    ven07 likes this.
    07-29-2016 06:28 PM
  23. billy269's Avatar
    Realarm is nice but doesn't work with quiet hours. I hate how tiny the snooze and dismiss bottoms are on all w10m alarms.
    07-30-2016 10:45 AM

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