Gives you a task to solve in order to turn off the alarm.
CAPTCHAs make sure you wake up on time and don’t be late for your daily duties. CAPTCHAs prevent any unintentional alarm dismiss.
Settings → Alarms → CAPTCHA
Alarm-specific settings → CAPTCHA
- Options in Settings
- Guides for CAPTCHA tasks
- 1. Simple math
- 2. Typed math
- 3. Sleeping sheep
- 4. QR code and NFC tag CAPTCHA
- 5. Shake it
- 6. Dream diary
- 7. Say cheese!
- 8. Laugh Out Loud
- 9. Captcha CAPTCHA (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 10. Random CAPTCHA (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 11. Multi Captcha (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 12. Mirror text (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 13. Jumping sheep (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 14. Swearing (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 15. Zombie Walk (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 16. Let there be light (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 17. Fun with Flags (CAPTCHA add-on)
- 18. Spin around (CAPTCHA add-on)
CAPTCHA for all alarms.
|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.|
Prevents CAPTCHA avoidance or alarm avoidance.
Power off protections hides power-off dialogue so that you cannot restart or turn off the device.
|Power off protection and Force stop and uninstall protection will overlay the screen to prevent you from cheating the tasks. You cannot use 3rd party scanners (for QR Captcha) or NFC tag CAPTCHA with these options.|
This advanced option gives the application Admin privileges to prevent the application from being uninstalled.
Admin privileges also prevent the system from deleting the application’s data.
|To uninstall the app or to clear the app’s data, you need to revoke this option!|
This option allows you to place a small bet that you will not cheat the CAPTCHA. This will increase your motivation to wake up!
The bet can be refunded at any time directly from the app using the REFUND button.
If you cheat the CAPTCHA, the bet is lost.
Sets the difficulty of the CAPTCHA. How the difficulty is used varies from CAPTCHA to CAPTCHA.
Math CAPTCHA requires more equations with larger numbers at higher difficulty levels.
|Difficulty for QR and NFC CAPTCHA controls the difficulty of the fallback task (Sleeping Sheep).|
See the selected CAPTCHA in action.
|We strongly recommend that you test each CAPTCHA with the Preview function and use the Settings function before using it in the morning - this could lead to unwanted surprises.|
Some CAPTCHAs have additional settings:
Editing, adding, and deleting QR codes and NFC tags
Selecting tasks for Multi CAPTCHA task
Select your mantra for Mirror Text CAPTCHA
Mutes or lowers the alarm volume while solving a CAPTCHA.
While solving the CAPTCHA, the alarm volume is lowered for 1 minute so that you don’t wake your partner with the alarm. You can use the 1 minute to either solve the CAPTCHA or go to another room to solve it.
To get more time, tap the + icon in the top right corner.
Download a free extension with more CAPTCHA tasks from Play Store. It has 10 new tasks, including Multi and Random CAPTCHA - they allow you to combine more tasks in one alarm.
Choose the correct answer to a math problem from a list of 4 answers.
Type the correct answer to a math problem without a hint.
Find an awake sheep hidden in a flock of sleeping sheep.
The QR and NFC CAPTCHAs are the ultimate wake-up solution. You can place a QR code or NFC tag in your bathroom or kitchen. The alarm won’t stop until you get out of bed and scan the code/tag.
|The Power Off and Force Stop and Uninstall protection cannot be used with an NFC tag CAPTCHA or a QR CAPTCHA that uses an external QR scanning application.|
You can use any barcode or QR code (there are many free online QR code generators).
You can use any credit card, some membership cards or ID cards.
|For security reasons, NFC CAPTCHA always requires unlocking the screen first.|
Allows you to skip CAPTCHA if you are far away from your home, and you forgot the code / tag at home.
|Your location must be significantly different from your home (at least 2.5 km), as the app does not collect fine location information|
If enabled, you must scan all saved codes.
Go to Settings → Alarms → CAPTCHA → Settings.
Tap on the Learn button.
Go to Settings → Alarms → CAPTCHA → Settings.
Tap on the trash can.
If you happen to lose the code, or you cannot solve the NFC and QR CAPTCHA for some reason, there is a fallback task - Sleeping sheep.
The difficulty of this task depends on the difficulty configured for the NFC or QR CAPTCHA in Settings → Alarms → Capcha → Difficulty.
If you are tempted to avoid solving this task by choosing the Sleeping Sheep task instead, increase the difficulty to the highest level.
If this is still not enough motivation, you can disable this fallback solution in Settings → Alarms → CAPTCHA → Settings → Lost code, fallback task. Use with caution!
Shake your phone until the amount of motion displayed on your phone reaches 100%.
Write down your dream (minimum 10 characters for difficulty 1). You can see how many characters you have left before reaching the minimum in the top right corner.
|Dream diary entries are saved in your sleep record comments. If there is no sleep record, they will only be saved to your clipboard - so you can paste them elsewhere.|
Smile at the front camera, with more difficulty you need to cast a more charming smile!
Laugh into your phone’s microphone until the level reaches 100%.
Classic CAPTCHA from the early days of the Internet - type in the letters of a distorted picture.
Solve more tasks every morning, the app will choose 5 of them for you from all the tasks, or you can pre-select the options for the app in Settings of this CAPTCHA, and the app will choose 5 of them.
Solve up to 15 selected tasks in a row. You can select the tasks in in Settings of this CAPTCHA; the order is given by the order you select these tasks.
Read and type a text from a mirror-flipped quote - predefined or your own (configured in Settings → Alarms → CAPTCHA → Settings).
You can choose to Mirror the text, allow online database (with about 75k quotes), configure your own quotes for morning mantras, or as reminders
Guide the lost sheep through the fences and wolves to safety - tap to jump over obstacles.
Swear your way to dismiss (English only).
Walk 14-74 meters with the phone (depending on difficulty).
|If your counter does not increase the step count as you walk, the step counter from the system does not send updates.|
Hold your phone up to a light source and hold it until the threshold is reached.
Select the correct flag from three options.
While holding your thumbs on the on-screen buttons, rotate until you fill in the entire circle.
|If the circle does not seem to respond properly, the system compass may not be calibrated.|
Send us the application log by using Left ☰ menu → Support → Report a bug right after you encounter any troubles with the Captcha task. Please, add a short description, what exactly is happening.
You have probably activated uninstall protection in CAPTCHA Cheating prevention.
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 Force stop and uninstall protection in Settings → Captcha: Stop oversleeping! → Captcha Cheatin protection (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.g
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 the Left ☰ menu → Support → Report a bug.
|External scanners cannot be used together with Captcha Cheating protection feature.|
If there is an issue with Google’s vision API, the scanner might not recognize the QR code.
Try to use another QR scanner - e.g. Barcode Scanner and Google Lens are supported.
Clear the preferred app for QR scanning in System settings → Apps → Sleep → Clear defaults.
On newer phones clear the preferred app in System settings → Apps&Notifications → Sleep → Open by default → Clear defaults.
Now open the Sleep QR scanning in Settings → Captcha → Preview and try to scan the code.
The app will ask you which app will be used for scanning.
Choose Always option to confirm this app for scanning your QR code upon Captcha task.