How To: Snooze or dismiss alarms using volume buttons on Android

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Some smartphone models allow you to snooze and dismiss alarms using the volume buttons, which is very convenient, but others do not. Actually, this is not set in stone, as practically any Android phone can get this capability by simply using a specific clock app.

There’s more than one clock app which can provide this functionality, but for the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll use Google’s Clock app since a large number of devices already have it installed and it does the job perfectly.

If you don’t have the app (Android 4.4 or higher is required) installed on your phone, you can download it from the link below:

Install Google Clock (Play Store)

How to use the volume buttons to snooze or dismiss alarms on your Android device

Open the Google Clock app (from the app drawer or by tapping on its widget) and tap on the More menu button (three-dot icon) and select Settings.

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In the Settings pane, find the ‘Volume buttons‘ option and select it.

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The default setting for the volume buttons in Google Clock is ‘Do nothing’, but on this screen, it can be changed: you can set the volume buttons to either dismiss or snooze alarms.

From then on, you’ll be able to conveniently snooze or dismiss (depending on which option you enabled) alarms by pressing any of your phone’s volume buttons.

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