Take the 2-minute tour ×
Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I know I can get to alarm setup through the Clock app, but I swear this used to be a separate app. How do you get directly to the Alarms app?

share|improve this question

4 Answers 4

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Quick look around shows that the Alarm function is most definitely part of the Clock app.

share|improve this answer

I set my alarms by tapping the Current Time on Beautiful Widgets. The "Beautiful Smaller Home Weather" widget takes up 4 slots on the home-screen but allows short-cuts to 3 actions: Set Alarms, Calendar, and Weather Forecast. The widget also lets you see the Current Time, Today's Date, and Current Weather with a glance at your home-screen.

Beautiful Widgets has a 4.5 star rating from 22k+ ratings. It costs ~$2 but I am not alone in saying that it is worth the price.

share|improve this answer

I know that with LauncherPro you can set up "actions" as shortcuts, rather than directly to apps. You might be able to create a shortcut directly to the Alarm app.

There are probably other apps out there that do this. I would be interested in the answer, as I have a similar gripe about all of the "sub apps" included with the Clock app.

share|improve this answer
You can indeed do this on LauncherPro. Long-press the homescreen and go to Shortcuts. From there go to Activities and it'll be under Clock -> com.android.deskclock.AlarmClock –  SAGExSDX Sep 15 '10 at 19:00

On my Droid X, there was an app preinstalled called "Alarm & Timer". That's what I've been using for alarms. Not sure if this is the same thing you are talking about though.

Which verison of the OS are you running? My Droid X is still on 2.1.

share|improve this answer
I'm running 2.2 unrooted on Droid v1. The "Alarm & Timer" app sounds familiar ... maybe it was removed in 2.2? –  Matt Casto Sep 13 '10 at 20:21
That's what I was thinking. I'll check my wifes Droid 2 when I get home and see if she has the Clock app instead of the Alarm & Timer. –  81bronco Sep 13 '10 at 20:38
Just checked my wife's Droid 2 running 2.2 - she has the "Alarm & Timer" app. –  81bronco Sep 14 '10 at 0:11

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.