Backup alarm

Starts ringing loudly at maximum volume if you ignore your normal alarm.

Backup alarm will start after Alarm timeout.

Settings → Alarms → Backup alarm

1. Backup alarm duration

Set how long the backup alarm will ring (it will then snooze for your default Snooze Time, but never less than 10 minutes).

2. Ringtone

Backup alarm ringtone.

2.1. How to disable backup alarm

  1. Go to Settings → Alarm default settings → Back up → Sound.

  2. Set the ringtone to Silent.

Note Silent ringtone for backup alarm won’t disable vibrations. The backup alarm is the last thing to let you know that the alarm is still going off, so you can react and not fall asleep.

3. Alarm timeout

Time after which the backup alarm will ring if you ignore your normal alarm.

4. Repeat

Maximum number of times the alarm can be repeated. After that, no alarm will ring.

Alarm time: 7:00
Backup alarm duration: 2 minutes
Alarm timeout: 10 minutes
This is what happens if you don’t interact with the alarm:

  • 7:00 – alarm starts

  • 7:10 – backup alarm starts (full volume, duration 2 minutes)

  • 7:12 – automatically snoozes (for 10 minutes, as your default snooze time is 10 minutes)

  • 7:22 – backup alarm starts again

…and so on, based on the number of repetitions.


  • Most likely, your Backup alarm went off after your regular alarm failed tp wake you up. T Backup alarm is triggered when there is no interaction (no snooze, no dismiss) for more than 20 minutes.

  • Make sure you are using a loud enough volume in the system settings. If you are using a current system volume, you risk the volume won’t be suitable for you when the alarm starts. Any app can change this volume.

  • Enable Gentle Volume in Settings → Alarms → Gentle wake up → Gentle volume

  • Try vibrations (Settings → Alarms → → Gentle wake up → Vibrate).

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There are four possible ways to transfer your data to a new devices:

1. Google backup

Normally we use Google’s backup feature if it is enabled in System settings → Privacy.
After installing Sleep as Android on the new device, you will get all your settings, alarms, and other data. This assumes you install with a fast network connection enabled.

Note You can opt-out from this system backup in _Settings → Personalize → Privacy → Android app data backup.

2. Import / export in the app - manually

You can also perform a manual export/import process:

  1. Go to the Leftmenu → ic cloud upload Backup → Export.

  2. When the "Backup Successful" dialog appears, select the "Share" button.

  3. Now you can choose your email client and the backup zip file will be attached to the body of a new email.

  4. Send it to yourself.

  5. Open the email client on your new phone, open the email, and tap on the attachment.

  6. You will be asked what data you want to import - select all the types of data you want to import and send.

3. Import / export in the app - sharing the file with Google Drive

Another easy way to migrate to a new device is to share Google Drive.

  1. Go to the Leftmenu → ic cloud upload Backup → Export.

  2. When the "Backup Successful." dialog appears, select the "Share" button.

  3. Choose Google Drive, and confirm.

  4. Then open Google Drive on your other device, and select the backup file.

  5. You will be asked which data you wish to import - select all types of data you wish to import, and submit.

4. Sleep Cloud

You can use one of the cloud backup methods from the SleepCloud add-on. Please read more about Backup.

If you moved a file to your new phone and did not import the file before the app created a new sleep record, the app has replaced your The old file has been renamed to

To restore the old data:

  1. Delete the file.

  2. Rename to

In Sleep, do Leftmenu → ic cloud upload Backup > Import data.