02-20-2019 07:40 AM
I bought this smart display specifically for an alarm clock that I could talk to and set an alarm by voice because my morning starts are always different anywhere from 130AM all the way up to 730AM and I was getting tired of using my phone to do it.
Anyway, I've had no issues with it until recently this weekend when I tried to talk to it and all it said was "hang on while I connect to the internet" (you can read all that here... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Smart-Display-Lenovo/Intermittent-wifi-connection-issues/m-p/436... )
Fast forward to this morning, my start time was 730AM the same as the wife.... so her alarm goes off and mines not making any sound.... what the heck... so I look over at the lenovo, the screen is on, it has half the screen with the spotify screen and the other half with the blue circle like its supposed to BUT its dead SILENT!! What good is a silent alarm clock? I checked the home app on my phone and the volume was at 39% and when I turned it up or down you could hear the clicks as the volume was changing on the lenovo so that was not the problem with the sound being too low. So I said "hey google" the circle dots drop down, I said "just checking"and in a loud voice it says "curiosity is a wonderful thing"
It has never done this before now, where do I even start checking for a problem? I set another exact alarm for 5 minutes later and it worked flawlessly. Do I need to get a home hub or a JVC and just write this lenovo off? Anyone else having issues like this?
02-21-2019 08:50 AM
Welcome to the Community,
For safe measure I would factory reset the device.
I also for the time being set several alarms, close to each other. So if you need to wake up at 1:30am then set one at 1:30 then :35 then 37 etc. This is just to make sure you wake up.
We have no reports about this behavior so I am confident in saying this might be a one off.
If it should happen again please immediately send feedback so that we can look at the looks.
02-22-2019 10:57 AM
My issue is similar. I've had the smart display for two months. Everything has been working great, and I've been using it for an alarm clock to wake me up in the morning. But, all of the sudden, the alarm volume got really low. I can hear it, but it's like set to 1 or 2 volume out of 10. I can turn the smart display volume up to 10, and the alarm is still very quiet. Doesn't wake me up anymore, I've had to hook up my old google home unit just for alarms. I've asked google to change the alarm volume, or tell me what is the alarm vlume, but she replies she can't do that yet. Any idea how to increase that?
02-23-2019 10:14 AM
I did the factory reset. The alarm volume hasn't really changed. Maybe I'm misremembering the alarm volume. It's nowhere near as lound as the alarm volume on Google Home, and not loud enough to wake me up. What i used to do is set music alarms, but the Lenovo just won't do that anymore. I think I'll make a new post about that.
02-23-2019 10:25 AM
Ok, I figured some things out. You can access the alarm volume, and it is a seperate volume level: If you use the volume rocker on the top of the device, at the far right of the black volume box, next to the number (1-10) you'll see an up arrow ^. Touching this arrow will open another volume slider box for alarms. Here i could set the alarm volume higher or lower, and it works.
Also, all the sudden my smart display can play music alarms again. For a period of a couple of weeks, it kept telling me
"I can't play <insert song/band/music type here>, I've gone ahead and set a standard alarm for <time>" no matter what I tried to play.
Now, all the sudden it can set music alarms. No idea why it changed. I did a factory reset, but I was still having the same problem after the reset.
05-29-2019 03:12 PM
Well I think my lenovo just caught what yours lost??? I just told it to set a music alarm and now all of a sudden it cant do that yet!!!! Yet, it's been doing it for 5 months. Has a new update just come out on this pile of garbage??? I'm so close to throwing this thing out the window and never buying a lenovo product again.
06-12-2019 09:47 AM