1. Blipstein's Avatar
    I noticed today that "OK Google" reminders now set an alarm with the reminder subject as opposed to it just using a Google notification for the reminder. So now when a reminder alert goes off it's a loud obnoxious alarm song instead of just a single notification sound chosen from within the Google Now app.

    Anyone else experiencing this? (Sprint - Lollipop - Google Now version 4.3.10)
    03-23-2015 09:15 AM
  2. kirksucks's Avatar
    I've been using ok google to set alarms for a while. I'm not sure if I ever experienced a difference between alarm and reminder tho.

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    03-23-2015 09:29 AM
  3. Blipstein's Avatar
    If you say "wake me up in an hour" or "set alarm for 7:03am" it would set the alarm. But if you say "remind me about the meeting at 10:55" it would be categorized as a "reminder" and use a regular Google Now notification to remind you. Also, it would be listed in Google Now reminders ....but now it's an "Alarm" with note
    03-23-2015 09:43 AM
  4. ttrimmer's Avatar
    Just noticed this change last night and I'm not a fan.

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    03-23-2015 11:19 AM
  5. Blipstein's Avatar
    Not a fan either. I don't need an alarm going off in my pocket just to remind myself that's it's time to attend my 11am meeting. I want a simple Google Now notification that appears in the drop down and my Gear 2
    03-23-2015 11:34 AM
  6. DMarie04's Avatar
    I noticed today that "OK Google" reminders now set an alarm with the reminder subject as opposed to it just using a Google notification for the reminder. So now when a reminder alert goes off it's a loud obnoxious alarm song instead of just a single notification sound chosen from within the Google Now app.

    Anyone else experiencing this? (Sprint - Lollipop - Google Now version 4.3.10)
    Just noticed that same thing yest. when I set a reminder, it now comes up as an alarm. I'm on a stock N4 w/K.K. on Tmobile.

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    03-23-2015 11:35 AM
  7. DMarie04's Avatar
    Not a fan either. I don't need an alarm going off in my pocket just to remind myself that's it's time to attend my 11am meeting. I want a simple Google Now notification that appears in the drop down and my Gear 2
    I just had my "alarm" (which really was a reminder) in Google Now go off . The good news is, the alert sound I rec'd. was the orig. notification tone I set for my Google reminders, NOT my alarm notification, which is good.

    Posted From MY Next Big Thing!!
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    03-23-2015 12:07 PM
  8. Blipstein's Avatar
    I just had my "alarm" (which really was a reminder) in Google Now go off . The good news is, the sound I rec'd. was the orig. notification sound I set for my Google reminders, NOT my alarm notification.
    What happens if you set an actual alarm? What sound do you receive then?
    03-23-2015 12:09 PM
  9. DMarie04's Avatar
    What happens if you set an actual alarm? What sound do you receive then?
    If I use Google voice to set an alarm, it still alerts me using the Google notification tone I set.

    Posted From MY Next Big Thing!!
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    03-23-2015 12:24 PM
  10. Blipstein's Avatar
    If I use Google voice to set an alarm, it still alerts me using the Google notification tone I set.

    Posted From MY Next Big Thing!!
    So if you wanted to set an alarm to wake you up it would only use the Google Now notification sound that you set?
    03-23-2015 12:35 PM
  11. wayner74's Avatar
    same problem as the others.....my reminder has become an alarm..this sucks......
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    03-23-2015 12:50 PM
  12. DMarie04's Avatar
    So if you wanted to set an alarm to wake you up it would only use the Google Now notification sound that you set?
    Yes, looks that way unless you set your alarm using your regular alarm app.

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    03-24-2015 01:16 PM
  13. Blipstein's Avatar
    Actually as of today it working correctly now. No update or anything.
    03-24-2015 02:19 PM

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