Captcha

1. What it does

Gives you a task to solve in order to dismiss the alarm.

CAPTCHAs make sure you wake on time and won’t be late for your daily duties. CAPTCHAs prevent any unintentional alarm dismiss.

2. Where to find it

Note CAPTCHA can also be configured in Alarm-specific settings. You can override your default CAPTCHA settings on each alarm and use a more difficult CAPTCHA on special occasions (e.g. exams) or an easier CAPTCHA on the weekends.

3. Options

Default CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA for all alarms (that are not overridden by Alarm-specific settings)

CAPTCHA Difficulty

Sets CAPTCHA difficulty. How is difficulty used depends on each CAPTCHA. E.g. Math CAPTCHA requires you to do more equations with larger numbers on higher difficulty.

Preview

See the selected CAPTCHA in action.

Warning We strongly recommend to test each CAPTCHA with the Preview feature and use Settings before it is used in the morning - that could bring unwanted surprises.
Settings

Some CAPTCHAs have addition settings, e.g.:

  • Editing, adding, and deleting QR codes and NFC tags

  • Selecting tasks for MultiCaptcha

  • Choosing your mantra for Mirror Text CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA ADD-ons

Download a free extension with more CAPTCHA tasks from Play Store

Advanced Options
Alarm volume in CAPTCHA

Lowers or mutes the alarm volume while solving a CAPTCHA task

Note During CAPTCHA solving, alarm volume is lowered for 1 minute so that you don’t wake your partner with the ongoing alarm. You can use the 1 minute either to solve the CAPTCHA or get to a different room for solving it.
To get more time, tap on the + icon in the upper right corner
Prevent escaping CAPTCHA

Prevents avoiding solving the CAPTCHA. Especially from force closing or uninstalling the app during the task.

4. Guide

4.1. CAPTCHA types

Built-in CAPTCHAS
Simple math

Select the correct answer to a math problem from a list of 4 answers

Typed math

Type the correct answer to a math problem without a hint

Sleeping sheep

Find an awake sheep

QR code

see QR Captcha

NFC tag

see NFC Captcha

Shake it

Shake your phone

Dream diary

Write down your dream (10 characters minimum at Difficulty 1).

Note Dream diary entries are saved into your sleep record comments. If there is no sleep record, they are only saved into your clipboard - this allows you to paste them somewhere else.
Say cheese!

Smile to your front camera, with more difficulty you need a cast a more charming smile!

Laugh Out Loud

Laugh at your phone microphone

CAPTCHA pack
Captcha Captcha

Classic CAPTCHA known from the early internet days - type the letters of a distorted image

Random Captcha

Solve up to 5 different tasks each morning

Multi Captcha

Solve up to 15 chosen tasks in a row

Mirror text

Read and type a text from a mirror-flipped quote - pre-defined or your own (configured in Settings → Captcha → Settings)

Swearing

Swear your way to dismiss (English only)

Zombie Walk

Walk 14-74 meters with the phone

Let there be light

Put your phone to a light source

Fun with Flags

Recognize flags

Spin around

Spin around while keeping thumbs on the buttons on the screen

4.2. QR code and NFC tag CAPTCHA

The QR and NFC CAPTCHAs are the ultimate solution for waking up. You can place a QR code or NFC tag in your bathroom or kitchen. The alarm than won’t stop until you get out of bed and scan the code/tag.

QR CAPTCHA

You can use any barcode or QR code (there are many free online QR code generators).
Supported QR apps: Barcode Scanner, QRDroid, Google Goggles

NFC CAPTCHA

You can use any credit card, some membership cards or ID cards

Note For security reasons, NFC Captcha requires unlocking the screen first
Only at home

Allows you to skip CAPTCHA when not at home

Note Your location must be significantly different from your home (at least 2.5 km), as the app does not collect fine location information
Must scan all codes

You need to scan all saved codes.

Learn new QR code / NFC tag
  1. Go to Settings → Captcha → Settings

  2. Tap on "Learn"

Delete a QR code / NFC tag
  1. Go to Settings → Captcha → Settings

  2. Tap on the trash can ic action discard]

4.3. Alarm avoiding protection

There are three ways of protecting the alarm from your devious morning self:

FAQ

Cannot find settings for one of the task in MultiCaptcha

  1. Disable MultiCaptcha and select the Captcha task you wish to change.

  2. Open Settings → Captcha → Settings and change the task.

  3. Re-select MultiCaptcha again.

Captcha did not work at all

  1. Send us the application log by using Leftmenu → ic bug Report a bug right after you encounter any troubles with the Captcha task. Please, add a short description, what exactly is happening.

I cannot uninstall the app

You have probably activated Prevent escaping CAPTCHA option.

This option registers the app as a device administrator in order to block turning off the phone when an alarm rings.

  • Go to System settings → Location and Security → Device Administrator and deselect the admin which you want to uninstall.

  • or disable Prevent escaping Captcha in Settings → Captcha: Stop oversleeping! → Prevent escaping Captcha (might be hidden under Advanced menu)

Now uninstall the application. If it still says you need to deactivate the application before uninstalling, you may need to Force Stop the application before uninstalling.

I had to solve Captcha (not at home) when I was not at home

  • Not at home feature only works when we see your location is significantly different from the home (±5km at least) as we do not collect fine location for privacy reasons.

Send us the application log by using Leftmenu → ic bug Report a bug

QR code scanning does not work

  1. If there is an issue with Google’s vision API, the scanner might not recognize the QR code.

  2. Try to use another QR scanner - e.g. Barcode Scanner and Google Lens are supported.

  3. Clear the preferred app for QR scanning in System settings → Apps → Sleep → Clear defaults.

  4. On newer phones clear the preferred app in System settings → Apps&Notifications → Sleep → Open by default → Clear defaults.

    qr clear
  5. Now open the Sleep QR scanning in Settings → Captcha → Preview and try to scan the code.

  6. The app will ask you which app will be used for scanning.

    qr alter
  7. Choose Always option to confirm this app for scanning your QR code upon Captcha task.