Convenient to have time or start a timer on an Android mobile, the Google Clock app has several very useful features. Like the ability to save custom alarm clock ringtones.
Regardless of the brand of your smartphone android, by default you have a clock-type application – available as a widget – to show the time, set alarms or start a timer. A useful application, but not always very ergonomic, depending on the manufacturer’s choice – there are dozens of apps of this type. And if you want more practical features, it is in your interest to use the Google Clock application, which you can install in addition to or instead of the default application. Not only is it free and compatible with all Android smartphones – Google obliges – but in addition to its very clear interface, it has some significant advantages.
This is especially the case for its alarm clock function, the one that wakes you up in the morning. Because if, like all other applications of the same type, it allows you to choose the ringtone that will sound at the set time from a collection of sounds stored on your mobile, it also in its latest version (7.3 ) new opportunities to vary the pleasures. It allows, for example, to download music from your Spotify account, to download sounds from the app Calm (to wake up really gently) or connect to YouTube Music to play a song of your choice – only if you have a paid account Youtube Premium. Even better, it allows you to record your own sounds with your smartphone and then use them as your alarm clock. This opens the way for all kinds of fantasies: a message from your child, your significant other’s voice, a strange noise, a song or any other sound that you think can get you out of bed. Nice!
How do I save a custom alarm clock ringtone with Google Clock?
Tired of all the ringtones offered by default on your Android smartphone for your alarm clock? Record your own sounds in just a few steps with the Google Clock app.
► If it is not installed by default on your mobile, please download and install
► Press widget Clock is displayed on your smartphone screen. If you haven’t placed the widget on the home screen, find the Clock app among the apps installed on your mobile and tap its icon to open it.
► Press Alarm, with the alarm clock icon, on the left side of the ribbon at the bottom of the screen. For the first time, Google announces the news for this app with the option to use the sounds from SpotifyCalm or YouTube Music to wake you up.
► Select an existing alarm or create a new one by pressing the round button +. Tap in the pane that shows the settings Default ringtone.
► Under Section Recorded sounds find a button Saving. Tap it to immediately continue recording the desired sound.
► The Recorder app then takes over. pressure the red button to start recording. pressure To complete When you are finished.
► The sound is recorded and used as a wake-up ringtone. It is played in a loop. All you have to do is activate the alarm. You’ll notice in passing that the audio file is simply time-stamped (with the day and time of recording). Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to rename it, although the file displays well in the Recorder app and remains editable