My HTC One (Android 4.3) told me that I can only have 10 alarm clocks at maximum and that I should delete one before adding a new one. Why, and is it possible to have more than ten?

  • Why: That's the number they decided on. Can you have more, possibly, there are paid alarms that claim to allow more than 10, but I can't vouch for any. – RossC Jan 28 '14 at 12:56
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    There are a ton of alarm clock apps in the Play Store. – ale Jan 28 '14 at 13:08
  • Okay, if it is a constraint of the app than I could just switch to another. I thought that it possibly is a constraint of the android system cannot handling more alarms. – Thorben Jan 28 '14 at 13:15
  • Oh don't worry, it's definitely not a constraint of the OS. That'd be paramount to Windows setting an arbitrary limit to the number of web bookmarks you can save in Firefox. – dotVezz Jan 28 '14 at 13:25
  • There's the alarm app, then there's HTC's modified version to further muddy things. I'd say try the Play Store as the others have said. – RossC Jan 28 '14 at 14:43

Get Timely Alarm Clock. I've never tried more than 10 alarms but I guess it should be worth a try. It's free after all & extremely sexy.

Also you should try adding calender events instead of alarms and change the sound to something loud.

  • It is owned by Google now, afaik it only does 10. I haven't used it in a while though so worth a test. The calendar idea is also a good one! – RossC Jan 28 '14 at 14:42
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    This app is amazing. I tested it and it accepts more than 10 alarms. Don't know how reliable it is, but I will see. thx for tips and hints – Thorben Jan 28 '14 at 14:50
  • My bad! Good to know. I figured once Google got their hands on it the usual restrictions would apply! – RossC Jan 28 '14 at 14:52
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    I use Timely. I rather like it and even ponied up for the ability to sync alarms between my devices. – ale Jan 28 '14 at 15:03

Is it possible to have more than ten (alarms)?

Maybe not with HTC clock, but yes it is possible.

As mentioned by dotVezz in the comment, "it's definitely not a constraint of the OS".

Android doesn't set any restrictions regarding how many alarms they can store/handle, even on per-app basis. A counter-example to OP's case: a stock clock on Nexus 4 (Android 5.0) can have 15+ alarms (I stopped adding after 15 alarms).

If you want to have more than 10 alarms, then you can just search it since "there are a ton of alarm clock apps in the Play Store." As already mentioned in other answer, Timely Alarm Clock supports more than 10 alarms.

Why (is it impossible to have more than ten alarms with HTC clock)?

I can't really answer this without speculating as this is a decision made by HTC. Some possibilities that I could think off:

  1. Less alarms are easier to manage
  2. Less alarms won't hit the OS performance.

But for the technical part, Android is open-source and anyone can customize it as they like, including adding the alarm restriction on the clock app.

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