I only recently needed to use Google Timer and I was surprised to see this (highlighted in screenshot) and couldn't find any explanation in Timer Help nor in Android developers

Google search didn't help ( admittedly not deep). It sounds dumb but what is this 1 raised to 1 and how to use it ?

Moto X Play, 6.0.1

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  • It doesn't look like 1 to the 1, it looks like 1'. That is one minute.
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 13:19
  • @Chenmunka You are probably right but what is the significance? It appears irrespective of duration the timer is set to
    – beeshyams
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 15:04
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    Yes, if I knew the significance I'd have answered rather than commented. Maybe it can give someone an idea. I don't see it on my phone.
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 15:14

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The button +1' will add 1 minute to the timer. It's a convenience function to extend the timer so that you don't have to stop the timer, add a little bit of time, then restart it.

I am not aware of any way to change the extension value. If you want to make drastic changes to the timer running, it's easier to stop the timer and start a new one with a different value. Otherwise, you are constrained by adding 1 minute at a time.

  • That sounds logical , is there a way to increment it?
    – beeshyams
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 16:07
  • Figured that out :). What i asked is - can we increase it to say 2 minutes ; it anyway asks you if you want to add one minute. From a UX view, it doesn't add value by showing 1' when that is the only value or can take. You can add if you know, meanwhile accepting your answer. Thanks
    – beeshyams
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 16:31

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