In addition to ringtones and notification tones, you can also customize the alarm tones on your Moto E, Moto G (including Moto X 2nd generation) and Moto X (including Moto X 2nd generation).
This guide shows you how to create and manage alarms on your Moto devices. Customizing alarm tones will also be covered. For simplicity, Moto E is used in this guide. But this guide works exactly in the identical way as in Moto G, Moto G 2014 (2nd Gen.), Moto X and Moto X 2014 (2nd Gen).
How to create an alarm on Moto E, Moto G and Moto X?
Step 1: start Clock app.
To create an alarm, start the Clock app.
Step 2: setup the time
Tap the alarm clock icon as shown below in the top left. Tap the “+” sign to create an alarm on Moto E.
To create the new alarm on Moto E, you need set up the hour (0-23) and minutes using the ring provided.
Step 3: Setup alarm repeat.
You can choose how often the Moto E alarm repeats each week.
By default, the new alarm created on Moto E is not repeated, i.e., Moto E thinks this alarm is one-time setting.
Tap Repeat as shown above to enable the repeat settings.
Moto E alarm repeat is based on weekdays from Sunday to Saturday. You choose on the days you want to enable this alarm. The Moto E alarm will repeat on the days with blue underlines.
Currently, it is impossible to set alarm repeat as every specific day each month.
Step 4: Setup alarm tones and vibration on Moto E
When you create an alarm on Moto E, the default alarm tone is being used. You can manually turn on vibrate as shown above.
You can change the alarm tone on Moto E easily. Tapping current alarm tone as shown above will bring you to the alarm tone setting age.
To choose pre-installed alarm tones, or audio files in the Alarms folder (discussed later), choose Media storage, then tap one. Now select the desired alarm tone.
Once finishing the selection, tap OK to confirm and update the alarm tone for this specific alarm.
Step 5: setup the label (name) of the alarm.
You can give each alarm a meaning name so that you can easily remember the purpose of the alarm after a few weeks.
Tap the Label area to call out the keyboard. Type the name, then tap OK to update the label.
The new Alarm now is created on your Moto E.
How to manage alarms on Moto E, Moto G and Moto X?
Once the alarm is created on Moto E, you can turn it on/off at any time by dragging the on/off button.
You can also delete any alarms on Moto E if you think you don’t need them any more. Tapping the dustbin icon next to the label to delete the specific alarm. There is NO un-do option!
You can change the default alarm behavior by tapping the menu key (3 vertical dots, as shown below).
In the Moto E alarm settings, you may want to change the duration of snooth, alarm volume, and the functions of volume button when alarm is making sound.
How to customize alarm tones on Moto E, Moto G and Moto X?
In addition to the pre-installed alarm tones, just like ringtones and notifications tones, you can also customize alarm tones on Moto E.
You can put any audio files to the Alarms folder as shown below when connecting your Moto E to PC through an USB cable (read this guide on how to connect Moto E with a PC through an USB cable).
If the audio file is already on the phone, you can copy it the Alarms folder with a file manager, for example, ES File explorer.
Of course, you can also directly use ES File manager to specify any audio files on the phone as the alarm tone as shown below.
If ES File Explorer is installed, by default, when you set the alarm tone, you will be asked to choose ES File explorer or use Media Storage. Media storage is for pre-installed alarm tones and all ausdio files in the Alarms folder. ES File Explorer is for audio files that are visible to ES File explorer. So, you should use Just Once, not Always.
If you use ES File explorer to specify an audio file as the alarm tone, you need navigate to the folder, tap the audio file. The alarm tone will be changed immediately. There is no confirmation button.
Do you have any questions or problems on how to create, how to manage, how to use use alarm how to customize alarm tones on Moto E, Moto G and Moto X?
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