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Google is finally fixing the pesky Pixel Watch alarm problem

Update: Google has promised to fix the delayed alarms issue in the March 2023 update for the Pixel Watch.

Published onMarch 21, 2023

A Pixel Watch user initiates Bedtime Mode on their device.
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  • Some users report that their Pixel Watch alarm is going off late.
  • It can be delayed by up to 10 minutes in some cases.
  • Google has acknowledged the problem in the March 2023 update for the Pixel Watch.

Update: March 21, 2023 (12:39 AM ET): Google is finally fixing the annoying issue with alarms getting delayed on the Pixel Watch. The company’s big March 2023 update with build number RWDA.230114.008.R1 is now rolling out to Pixel Watch units. Google notes the following in the changelog:

In the coming weeks, a fix will be rolled out via PlayStore to update the Clock app that addresses some alarms which have been having a delayed or false start.

Original article: March 6, 2023 (1:37 AM ET): Have you noticed your Pixel Watch sounding off alarms later than the time they are set for? If so, you’re not alone. Multiple reports about the issue on Reddit have been popping up for about two months now. Most complaints show that the Pixel Watch has been a few minutes late in firing up alarms. However, sometimes scheduled alarms are delayed by up to 10 minutes, which could be the difference between being on time or getting late for work, school drop-offs, etc.

The issue doesn’t seem widespread, though. Some Pixel Watch users have also commented on the Reddit threads that their units fire up alarms just fine.

Meanwhile, the users experiencing the issue can’t pinpoint a particular software update responsible for the problem. Folks at  9to5Google believe the late alarms could be caused by the Pixel Watch waking up from a deep sleep. Most of the complaints are about early morning alarms going off late. This is usually when the Pixel Watch exits Bedtime Mode after hours of being minimally active.

Google hasn’t acknowledged the problem yet, but it’s something that the company can easily fix with a software patch. Hopefully, an upcoming update will resolve the problem.

Having more trouble with your Pixel Watch? Here’s a guide on how to fix common Pixel Watch problems.

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