Frequently Asked Questions

Alarm Wars is designed to allow your friends to set the sound of your alarm clock. Nevertheless, we value your requirement to receive an alarm sound at the predefined hour (and date) that will make you wake up. Thus, and in order to avoid any cases that the sound selected by your friends is not enough to wake you up, after all attacks have been made for an alarm, a sound of your choice will be heard in order to verify that you have indeed received a sound that you know to be enough to wake you up. Although there is a predifed fail-safe (set automatically for each alrm you set) users can set their own alarm sound. In order to do so, press the Set button at the home screen, select an existing or a new alarm, and at the alarm settings screen select the Sound button (upper left corner) that will allow you to choose either the default or one from the audio files in the phone.

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Insta-bombs, in contrast to all other bombs that require the target to explicitly set an alarm to receive the attack, disregard all notion of choice of the target and simply set off almost immediately its alarm. Naturally, the option to receive such attacks at all remains with each Alarm Wars user with a simple on/off setting. In order to do so, press the gear button at the home screen to get to the app's settings (upper right corner) and then press the Receive insta-bombs ON to disable the reception of such bombs.

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All in all, Alarm Wars is all about having fun with friends in the face of the dreaded common alarm clock and so, is social to the bone. Events such as the installation of the app, award of a badge, buying bombs or coins, attacking friends and weekly anonymised stats maybe posted to your facebook wall. It's high time you showed-off you achievements. Nevertheless, in case you feel like not letting others know of your Alarm Wars actions, no worries there: is a setting that will just do the trick. In order to do so, press the gear button at the home screen to get to the app's settings (upper right corner) and then press the Post activity on facebook ON to disable any posting of the app to your facebook account.

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Alarm Wars allots free coins to all inviters of users that subsequently to the invitation register with the app. The time of allotment is the time the invited users register with the app. If more than one users invite the same user to register with the app, when the invited registers, all inviters reveive the full amount of free coins. Inviters receive free coins once per invited user.

Alarm Wars is a free to download, install and use application. Nevertheless, its in-app purchases greatly enhance its features. All such in-app purchases are processed through Google Play and/or Google Wallet. The accepted payment & direct carrier billing methods supported are described by Google in the Google Play Payment Methods official page.

One or the easiest methods to top-up your Google Play and/or Google Wallet account is by using giftcards that do not require a credit card.

This matter is somewhat tricky: it's not always possible to make room for new apps unless drastic measures are taken. Still, the avaialble options depend on the version of the android and the phone's manufacturer. The PC Advisor UK magazine features a great article on some options such as moving files, photos from Android phone to SD card or even how to save files directly to SD card on Android that can be of great assistance in your quest for usable space.

Well this is a tough question to answer: it depends on the usage of the app (freqency, usage of default or custom sounds, the number of friends, an many more). In general term, all communication of Alarm Wars with its server is textual (thus of as little as possible volume) except for the custom alarm recordings. These recordings are short in length and highly compressed and in average are 9153 bytes each. Of course small absolute volumes can develop to be prohibitive when transmitted too many times. Nevertheless, the latest versions of the android OS feature bandwidth monitor and limit settings. Statistical analysis showed that with normal use of ~50 friends the cummulative monthly incoming and outgoing bandwidth did not exceed in average the 5 Mebibyte.