There is no Alarm Shortcut in Android -- Missing Alram in Home

Another important feature (at least for me) I found missing in my Android Phone Samsung Galaxy 551 is the alarm shortcut. Last night I tried my best to find and set it on my phone home but failed. At first I was totally disappointed with issues disconnecting a call in this handset and now it is about setting Alarm shortcut in phone home. The only way I can access Alarm in my phone is via Clock App and there is no way to get it in home. I am using Android Froyo and I hope Google may fix this issue in Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) version. This blog post is just to show my anger only and I must say it is not a technical tip post or a technology news. Before proceeding, you must understand I am a newbie in android right now.


How to Access Alarm in Android Froyo

I tried different methods to access it but all failed except one. The only way to access Alarm in Android Froyo is via Clock. Steps to set Alarm in Android 2.2 are:

1. Go to Applications

2. Click on Clock

3. Access Alarm

How to Get Alarm Shortcut in Home

If you want to create a shortcut for the Alarms panel on Home, you need to download one Android Apps on your phone. The one I am using to set shortcut is LauncherPro. I am using the free version of LauncherPro. There are many other Apps there and I recommend you to search thoroughly in Android market before downloading any specific Apps for your Smartphone. I also suggest you to read the user reviews before deciding to download and install an application. Using LauncherPro, you can create a shortcut for Alarm by following the steps below.


1. Press home screen to get "Add to Home Screen" Window

2. Press Shortcuts

3.Press Activities

4. Click on Clock

5. Click on Alarms

Now a new shortcut will be created on home and you can access this feature by clicking the shortcut.

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7 comments:

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Anonymous said...

For my Samsung Galaxy 551, if you just hold the Clock app, it appears on your homepage of your phone :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I have wanted that shortcut for so long! I think I tried that before and didn't realize that it went to where I last was in the clock app, ie timer stopwatch, alarm. Very cool.

Rajiv said...

Thanks for this tip

Vinu said...

Thanks, it is little confusing about alarm. Even though i delete it alarms.

Anonymous said...

In newer Android version, it is fixed.

Roger said...

I have Samsung Galaxy 3. Do I need this step?