Alarm Clock Xtreme is packed with features to help you get out of bed an on your way. Each week, we’ll highlight a different feature in the app. Questions? Let us know in the comments!
Alarm Clock Xtreme started out with a feature that’d dismiss alarms based on how fast you were moving, whether walking, running, cycling, or driving. Wouldn’t it be great if the alarm would stop if you placed the phone in a car dock? But first off, what is a car dock?
A car dock is a docking station specially designed for use a car, usually with a suction cup and ports for charging/audio out. A couple of phone manufacturers make car docks, including Motorola. The dock makes it easy to access the navigation apps on your phone, making it look like one of those standalone GPS units sold by Garmin or Tomtom.
Will Alarm Clock Xtreme work without a car dock? If you do not own a car dock, we recommend choosing another dismiss method for your alarms in Alarm Clock Xtreme.
If you unintentionally set an alarm with “place in car dock”, you can dismiss the alarm by going to Settings > Utilities > Clear alarms.
To enable the car dock dismiss method in the first place, open an alarm and select “Dismiss method”. A screen will show up where you can select “Place in car dock”.
Once you’ve selected the car dock method, back at the alarm screen you’ll receive a confirmation that your dismiss method will be to place the phone in your car dock.
I usually leave my car dock in the car, so in order to turn off the alarm I’d have to walk outside, unlock my car, and physically place the phone in the car dock. Setting an alarm with the car dock dismiss method was a great way to make sure I’d be out the door by the time it came to dismiss it. Small chance I’d go back to sleep, or return to the house, after going to all that effort to tell Alarm Clock Xtreme that I was out the door!
Do you place your phone in the car dock to quiet the alarm? Leave us a comment and let us know!