Backup alarm

1. What it does

Starts ringing loudly on maximum volume if you ignore your normal alarm.

Backup alarm starts after Alarm timeout.

2. Where to find it

Settings → Alarm default settings → Backup alarm

3. Options

Backup alarm duration

Set for how long will the backup alarm ring (after that it gets snoozed for your default Snooze time, but never less than 10 minutes.

Ringtone

Backup alarm ringtone.

Note Backup alarm can also be set to silent.
Alarm timeout

Time after which the backup alarm will ring if you ignore your normal alarm.

Repeat

Maximum time of repeats – after that, no alarm will ring anymore.

Alarm time: 7:00
Backup alarm duration: 2 minutes
Alarm timeout: 10 minutes
This is what happens when you don’t interact with the alarm:

  • 7:00 – alarm starts

  • 7:10 – backup alarm starts (full volume, duration 2 min)

  • 7:12 – automatically snoozes (for 10 minutes as your default snooze time is 10 minutes)

  • 7:22 – backup alarm starts again

…and so on, based on the number of repeats.

4. Guide

How to disable backup alarm
  1. Go to Settings → Alarm default settings → Back up → Ringtone

  2. Set the ringtone to Silent

FAQ

Alarms play at max volume

  • Most probably your Backup alarm went off after regular alarm did not wake you up. Backup alarm is triggered when there is no interaction (no snooze, no dismiss) for more than 20 minutes.

  • Make sure you are using volume strong enough in Settings → Alarms → Ringtone, or enable Gentle Volume increase in Settings → Alarms → Gentle volume increase

  • Try vibrations (Settings → Alarms → Vibrate).

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I have a new phone, and I would like to transfer all the data I collected so far

There are five possible ways to transfer your data to a new devices:

1. Google backup

Normally we use Google’s backup function, if enabled in System settings → Privacy.
After installing Sleep as Android on the new device, you will get all your settings, alarms and other data. This assumes you install with a fast network connection enabled.

2. Import / export in the app - manually

You an also do a manual export/import process:

  1. Go to the Leftmenu → ic cloud upload Backup → Export, and make sure the dialog says "successful".

  2. Copy the directory /sdcard/sleep-data to your new phone’s SD card.

  3. Install Sleep as Android on the new phone and immediately go to Leftmenu → ic cloud upload Backup → Import.

    Note If you don’t import immediately, the app will replace your sleep-export.zip file after the next sleep record is created. The old sleep-export.zip file will be renamed to sleep-export.backup.zip. See solution.

3. Import / export in the app - sending the backup file with email

For even easier migrating to a new phone, you can use your email.

  1. Go to the Leftmenu → ic cloud upload Backup → Export.

  2. When a dialogue "Successful backup to your local storage" appears, choose "Share" button.

  3. Now, you can choose your email client, and the backup zip file is attached to the body of a new email.

  4. Send it to yourself.

  5. Open the email client on your new phone, open the email, and tap on the attachment.

  6. You will be asked which data you wish to import - select all types of data you wish to import, and submit.

4. Import / export in the app - sharing the file with Google Drive

Another easy way of migrating to a new device is Google Drive sharing.

  1. Got to the Leftmenu → ic cloud upload Backup → Export.

  2. When a dialogue "Successful backup to your local storage" appears, choose "Share" button.

  3. Choose Google Drive, and confirm.

  4. Then open Google Drive on your other device, and select the backup file.

  5. You will be asked which data you wish to import - select all types of data you wish to import, and submit.

5. Sleep Cloud

Third option is to use some of the Cloud Backup methods from the SleepCloud Add-on. Please, see more about Backup.

Manual backup - cannot import data on my new phone

If you moved a sleep-export.zip file to your new phone and did not import the file before the app created a new sleep record, the app has replaced your sleep-export.zip. The old sleep-export.zip file was renamed to sleep-export.backup.zip.

To restore the old data:

  1. Delete the sleep-export.zip file.

  2. Rename sleep-export.backup.zip to sleep-export.zip.

In Sleep, do Left menu > ic cloud upload Backup > Import data.