1. dhc8guru's Avatar
    When my morning alarm goes off, I have to wave over the screen like I am shooing away a swarm of bee's before the alarm will dismiss. Don't know why it doesn't work as smooth and effortless as waving over the sleeping screen. Anyone else notice this problem?
    11-05-2014 09:24 AM
  2. delrey1900's Avatar
    Is it completely dark when your alarm goes off? Mine has an issue too when I wake up been it's really dark in my room. I usually just use the touch/swipe to snooze it. The few times there is light in the room, it works. Not sure if it's a lighting thing or not.
    11-05-2014 10:15 AM
  3. rob342's Avatar
    Is it completely dark when your alarm goes off? Mine has an issue too when I wake up been it's really dark in my room. I usually just use the touch/swipe to snooze it. The few times there is light in the room, it works. Not sure if it's a lighting thing or not.
    it's not effected by darkness. the infrared sensors don't need light. did you ever notice that when it's dark you can see the red emitting from the two dots at the bottom of the phone? here's a long exposure picture i took in a pitch black room:

    wave to dismiss alarms..problem-capture.jpg

    waving my hand works fine on my phone light or dark. i'd check your settings and then question the apps you've added. any problem i've had with my phone was caused by 3rd party apps.
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    11-05-2014 11:22 AM
  4. Curtendz's Avatar
    None of my wave over the phone stuff seems to work when my phone is charging. Anyone else having this problem?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 07:49 PM
  5. alphabets's Avatar
    I also have this issue. The wave function works fine when I just swipe my hand over the phone to display the time..but it does not work at all to silence an alarm. I do have my phone plugged in when I'm trying to silence it, as I charge the phone at night and set my alarm. Not sure if that has anything to do with it.
    11-07-2014 08:22 AM
  6. Green_Laser's Avatar
    first alarm this morning, I was able to wave over to dismiss while plugged in

    second alarm, no go (also while plugged in)
    11-07-2014 04:07 PM
  7. DC Wuff's Avatar
    I've never been able to get it to work consistently.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-07-2014 05:36 PM
  8. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    Make sure your hand isn't too low, the Moto X is kind of farsighted. I could never get this to work until I made sure to keep my hand at least 6" above the screen (it's higher than you think). Note that I seldom use this feature myself, so it's possible I've just been lucky so far.
    11-07-2014 07:57 PM

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