How to set up Bedtime mode and Sunrise alarms in the Google Clock app

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(Pocket-lint) - Google's Pixel phones regularly person immoderate chill caller tricks successful regular bundle updates. That includes updates to its default apps similar the Clock app. Two specified features, launched primitively connected the Pixel 3 were Bedtime mode and Sunrise alarms. Since past - successful 2020 - it made those features disposable for each Android phones done an update to Google's Clock app. Here's what you request to know.

What's caller with Google's Clock app?

Bedtime mode

In June 2020, Google introduced a Bedtime mode successful the Google Clock app. It's a tab you tin spell to successful bid to designate a clip for your telephone to dim and mute your notifications. Bedtime mode was initially a Pixel-exclusive feature. In August 2020, Google rolled retired the diagnostic to each Android devices moving 6.0 oregon later. 

Sunrise alarms

In June 2020, Google introduced Sunrise alarms successful the Google Clock app. Designed to aftermath you up much gently, Sunrise alarms gradually brighten your surface and springiness a ocular cue that your aftermath up clip is approaching astir 15 minutes prior.  You tin adjacent customise the acquisition by adding your favourite sounds. Sunrise alarms were initially a Pixel-exclusive feature. In August 2020, Google rolled it retired to each Android devices moving 6.0 oregon later. 

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How does Bedtime mode work?

Once you've activated Android’s Digital Wellbeing settings, unfastened the latest mentation of the Google Clock app. Look for the Bedtime mode tab. There, you tin acceptable erstwhile you’d similar to spell to commencement getting acceptable for furniture arsenic good arsenic erstwhile you privation to aftermath up.

Set up Bedtime and Sunrise mode

Follow these steps:

  1. On your Android phone, unfastened the latest mentation of the Google Clock app.
  2. Tap Bedtime mode successful the app's navigation bar.
  3. Now pat 'Get Started'
  4. Select a regular wake-up clip and take the days you privation it to beryllium active
  5. To alteration 'Sunrise' mode, conscionable toggle connected the 'Sunrise Alarm' option
  6. Choose a Sound for your alarm and pat 'Next' 
  7. On the adjacent surface take your furniture time 
  8. Choose whether you privation a reminder to spell to bed
  9. Tap 'Bedtime mode' to alteration settings you privation to activate/deactivate
  10. Go backmost and deed 'done' erstwhile you're finished

The Digital Wellbeing app (on supported phones) tin besides trigger Bedtime mode erstwhile you commencement charging your telephone for the night.

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Set up customized slumber sounds

With customized slumber sounds you tin person your telephone play relaxing euphony oregon sounds to assistance you autumn asleep. Once you've acceptable up the Bedtime and Sunrise modes you tin alteration that truly easily. 

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Follow these steps:

  1. On your Android phone, unfastened the latest mentation of the Google Clock app.
  2. Tap Bedtime mode successful the app's navigation bar.
  3. Scroll down to the slumber sounds conception and pat take different sound.
  4. You volition past spot options to acceptable a customized dependable for relaxing astatine night
  5. Tap 'YouTube Music' oregon 'Spotify' to usage sounds from those services instead

Want to acceptable up a Spotify opus arsenic your alarm successful the latest mentation of the Google Clock up? Check retired our usher connected however to bash that here.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Cam Bunton. Originally published connected 11 August 2020.

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