Some Motorola Moto G devices showing alarm icon even with no alarm set, potential workaround inside

For years, Motorola has manufactured smartphones that often justify their price-to-performance ratio. It also happens to be one of the few smartphone companies that offer a near-stock Android experience.

While the Motorola Edge lineup consists of high-end premium devices, the most popular one is the mid-range Moto G series.

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That said, several Moto G series device owners are now reporting that the alarm icon is showing up in the notification bar even though they haven’t set up any alarm (1,2,3).

Users say they are confused and wondering as to what is happening. Generic troubleshooting solutions such as restarting the Clock app, clearing data and cache, resetting app restrictions, and rebooting into Safe Mode aren’t helping either.

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I have a Moto G Fast Phone and today (5/29/2022) an Alarm Icon started to appear on the top right status bar and I have not been able to remove it. There are no alarms set. I tried clearing storage data and cache in the Clock App and restarting my phone but the Alarm Icon remains. I also ran my phone in Safe Mode but the Alarm Icon was still there. No recent updates have been made and no new apps have been added. I’m at a loss as to why this appears and how to remove it. Thank you for your help.

I have an alarm clock icon on my lock screen set at a specific time. But I want to remove it and I can’t figure out how to remove it. So I have already tried a few suggestions. I have no alarms set. I have cleared the cache and data in the clock app and the problem still stayed. I reset all app preferences and restarted the phone. I uninstalled all apps. I tried safe mode and the alarm clock icon still stayed there. It also shows in the status bar to. Oh yeah I also checked to see if any apps had a timer set by accident. Nope. Nothing. This is very frustrating please help. I just got this phone.

While Motorola is yet to officially acknowledge the problem, we did come across a workaround that might help fix the problem.

It looks like clearing the voicemail app data and cache temporarily makes the alarm icon go away only to come back in some time.

I’m having the same issue. The voicemail app is the culprit on my moto g pure. Clear cache&data it goes away. Only to reappear when the app reinstalls itself.

We hope Motorola developers soon find out why this is happening and push an update that fixes the problem.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Motorola Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.