1. merlin7777777's Avatar
    Is there any way to mimic the blackberry bedside mode clock?

    I've seen lots of posts and suggestions and tried loads of apps but nothing does the whole job.

    I'd like a clean, simple analogue clock, white on black that comes on when you plug in the charger at night.
    i don't need a digital clock, neon green, the weather, a torch or anything like that.

    if you've had a blackberry you'll know what i mean. Although the note 4 is miles ahead i do miss this one function!
    06-01-2015 11:00 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you checked the Daydream options? Sorry, I don't have a Note 4, so I can't check directly. But go to Settings>Display>Daydream, turn it on, and see if there is an analog clock option. You can set it to come on whenever the phone is plugged in.
    06-02-2015 03:48 AM
  3. Brooke Gray's Avatar
    I use Dock Clock. White on black clock that initiates when plugged or docked
    06-02-2015 06:27 AM
  4. merlin7777777's Avatar
    Have you checked the Daydream options? Sorry, I don't have a Note 4, so I can't check directly. But go to Settings>Display>Daydream, turn it on, and see if there is an analog clock option. You can set it to come on whenever the phone is plugged in.
    I have looked. I've seen screenshots on other devices where there is a clock option but its not there on the note 4. one of the unsuitable apps has appeared in the list after i installed it but its... unsuitable.
    06-02-2015 07:20 AM
  5. merlin7777777's Avatar
    Thanks. yes i tried it but the free version doesn't have analogue. Paying for another app is a last resort for me - partly on principle because i think if bb can supply it so should samsung, instead of lots of gimmick you don't use - and partly because i've already spent a lot on apps ( around £60) to get it to do what i need and i have to draw the line somewhere. Hence the search goes on.

    Also, there's no image on google play of the clock so theres a risk i'll pay on trust and be disappointed again.
    06-02-2015 07:29 AM
  6. mountainbikermark's Avatar
    Have you looked at Alarm Clock+ ?
    Nice dock clock, tons of options for the alarm and other goodies.
    Don't let it fool you that it hasn't been updated in quite a while. It's one of those few that remained bug free over the years of Android fragmentation .
    There's a free version and paid (.99) to remove ads on the Play Store. Here's the free version
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...OsSfsAX6xIHgBw

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    06-02-2015 08:27 AM
  7. merlin7777777's Avatar
    Have you looked at Alarm Clock+ ?
    Nice dock clock, tons of options for the alarm and other goodies.
    Don't let it fool you that it hasn't been updated in quite a while. It's one of those few that remained bug free over the years of Android fragmentation .
    There's a free version and paid (.99) to remove ads on the Play Store. Here's the free version
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...OsSfsAX6xIHgBw

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    I have tried it but can't find an analogue display.
    06-02-2015 09:24 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    06-02-2015 11:16 AM
  9. merlin7777777's Avatar
    tried those - close but not quite there. analogclock daydream is very customizable.

    Here's what I'm looking for, although more round would be ok. If analogclock daydream could have lines instead of dots, and it didn't fade in and out, we'd be there.

    blackberry style analogue clock bedside mode-blackberry-curve-clock.jpg
    06-02-2015 03:38 PM
  10. tsells's Avatar
    tried those - close but not quite there. analogclock daydream is very customizable.

    If analogclock daydream could have lines instead of dots, and it didn't fade in and out, we'd be there.
    You'd have screen burn-in if it did not fade in and out!!
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    06-02-2015 05:35 PM
  11. merlin7777777's Avatar
    I know that used to be the case but the technology is different now and you never hear of phones suffering from screen burn. Also, the BB one doesn't fade in and out or most of the android ones and they don't seem to cause a problem.

    Unless you were joking, in which case I apologize for being humourless!
    06-02-2015 06:00 PM
  12. tsells's Avatar
    I know that used to be the case but the technology is different now and you never hear of phones suffering from screen burn. Also, the BB one doesn't fade in and out or most of the android ones and they don't seem to cause a problem.

    Unless you were joking, in which case I apologize for being humourless!
    Personally, I would not use a clock that stays on all the time without it moving around or fading in and out.
    I use the Daydream feature using Better Dashclock Widget and get a great digital clock that moves with a pendulum feature. (No analog option though.)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-02-2015 08:31 PM
  13. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I know that used to be the case but the technology is different now and you never hear of phones suffering from screen burn. Also, the BB one doesn't fade in and out or most of the android ones and they don't seem to cause a problem.

    Unless you were joking, in which case I apologize for being humourless!
    Ammm... You're kidding right?
    burn in already | Nexus 6 | XDA Forums
    This is a phone from the same time

    And
    Note 4 screen burn-in | Samsung Galaxy Note 4 | XDA Forums

    While it's not COMMON right now with the Note 4, it doesn't mean that it can't happen. But more likely than not leaving the SAME image on for 6-8 hours a day (err, night?) is more than doubling your SoT of dynamic images to one static one. I would seriously vote against a static alarm clock. You should get one that changes ever 30 seconds to 1 min.

    Hey, I don't have burn in. You don't have burn in. Probably very few people have it. But all I'm saying is that 6-8 hours a day with the same image will def. test the burn in speed xD
    06-03-2015 02:15 AM
  14. merlin7777777's Avatar
    It's not that i'm close-minded to the possibility of burn-in but, given the number of mobile phones in existence and the number of users who post faults when they arise, then the significant lack of screen burn issues suggest its not a problem.

    I checked your links. The first is limited to one model, burns are reported after less than a week which is too soon for screen burn, the poll only shows 20% of posters think they see something and most identify it as a banding problem common to this model.

    The second thread is someone who complained of burn after a few hours of playing a game. No manufacturer is going to get away with releasing a phone with a screen which burns after a few hours of one image being displayed - it would be widely reported - and must have been another kind of effect. And in fact, a couple of posts later they said it had gone.

    So, I still remain to be convinced burn-in will be a problem and would prefer a static clock. I wouldn't mind if the image just shifted subtly by a few pixels but not coming or going or bouncing around all over the place!
    06-03-2015 06:30 AM
  15. cr500taco's Avatar
    It's not that i'm close-minded to the possibility of burn-in but, given the number of mobile phones in existence and the number of users who post faults when they arise, then the significant lack of screen burn issues suggest its not a problem.

    I checked your links. The first is limited to one model, burns are reported after less than a week which is too soon for screen burn, the poll only shows 20% of posters think they see something and most identify it as a banding problem common to this model.

    The second thread is someone who complained of burn after a few hours of playing a game. No manufacturer is going to get away with releasing a phone with a screen which burns after a few hours of one image being displayed - it would be widely reported - and must have been another kind of effect. And in fact, a couple of posts later they said it had gone.

    So, I still remain to be convinced burn-in will be a problem and would prefer a static clock. I wouldn't mind if the image just shifted subtly by a few pixels but not coming or going or bouncing around all over the place!
    Did you ever find anything? I, too, have been wanting a BB style bedside mode with analog clock.

    I have had clocks displaying on my phone's screens all night, on my BBs, S4 and S5. Never had a burn in issue on any of my phones
    07-25-2015 01:25 AM
  16. merlin7777777's Avatar
    sadly, no.
    The style is hard to find and when you do, the functionality is missing and vice versa. It might be easier to find if i paid a fee but i've paid for some in the past that you could.t fully preview and wasted my money so i won't do it now.

    Do let me know if you find one?
    07-25-2015 06:40 AM
  17. andreirad's Avatar
    I was a blackberry user until last month. I used the bedside mode alarm clock every night. I think this was the first thing i checked when i moved to htc and the closest I came to what blackberry was giving us is the paid "my alarm clock" app. First try the free version and after that if you like it you can buy the pro version without the adds.

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    07-25-2015 09:49 AM
  18. merlin7777777's Avatar
    thanks for this. I have tried it but the style is different and i dont think you can remove the text. This is the kind of thing i'm looking for but it could have numerals
    blackberry style analogue clock bedside mode-small.jpg
    07-25-2015 10:23 AM
  19. dedhedAndy's Avatar
    Your not gonna find the exact same thing BB had !!!
    I just read through this thread and you are being too picky. Just pick one you like!

    Posted via Galaxy Note 4
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    07-25-2015 10:59 AM
  20. merlin7777777's Avatar
    If i was chasing rainbows i'd just let it go but it exists... on blackberry.... and i liked the style and the functionality worked for me so I don't think it's unreasonable to want the. same. After all, there are waaaaay more android apps than blackberry so it might happen.
    07-25-2015 11:17 AM

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