It is really great that Symbian is starting to show signs of maturity across their OS. One of the really great features of the Nokia E71, is the highly manageable alarm clock. We take this feature for granted, but we must admit that we use this feature alot more than quite a few other features on our phones.

Setting up the alarm on the Nokia E71 is slightly different to the standard Symbian S60 layout, in that it is now found in a new folder in the menu and the alarm settings now allow it to be a lot more customisable.

Follow this easy step by step guide to set up the alarm:

  1. Press the menu button. By default, this is the button with the home icon. See the diagram below:
  2. Open the Office folder.
  3. Open the Clock application
  4. Use the right scroll to open the alarm tab.
  5. Press the Options button and click on New Alarm.
  6. Set the time.
  7. Give the alarm a name.
  8. Set how often you would like it to repeat, daily, weekly, or workdays.
  9. Click OK!
You can have multiple alarms set for multiple tasks, with multiple repeat schedules, which is very cool.

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29 Opinions

  1. Anonymous // 22 November 2008 at 07:16

    Thank you! I couldn't find the alarm app, I never thought to look under the clock.

  2. Anonymous // 03 January 2009 at 10:01

    Thank you for this tip! i was already trying to search the web for a program that handles repeating alarms when i chanced upon your post. It was a great help.

  3. Anonymous // 08 January 2009 at 07:09

    quite elusive.

  4. ANDREW // 26 January 2009 at 14:27

    Can anyone tell me how to set a song from the music library as the alarm tone?

  5. HoTsTePPa a.k.a. DChetty // 28 January 2009 at 21:00

    @Andrew - Thanks for visiting!

    Setting a music track as an alarm tone is very simple. Follow the steps listed above to get you into the main screen of the clock application.

    Then hit "Options" and scroll down to "Settings", enter the "Settings" menu.

    Scroll down until you get "Clock Alarm Tone" which should be about 9 or 10 places from the top. Enter this menu.

    Select the track that you would like to assign as your alarm tone and then hit "Select".

    That should do the trick!

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  6. Kenneth B. Rasmussen // 05 February 2009 at 19:32

    Thanks, didn't bothered to look there for the alarm function :)

  7. Anonymous // 20 February 2009 at 17:40

    Thanks. I had a hard time to find the alarm in E71. :)

  8. Island Chic // 06 March 2009 at 08:45

    When i get the E71, I will check out the alarm for sure :-P Seriously, multiple alarms are cool! I hate that i DONT have it on my phone now.

  9. Simon // 21 March 2009 at 15:18

    Thanks, spent a week looking for the alarm, so off to set it up with a music track as above

  10. Anonymous // 01 April 2009 at 14:21

    yeah well, you still get stuck with the same alarm tone for every alarm and a fixed snooze time.

  11. Anonymous // 08 May 2009 at 10:36

    Found it thanx,
    But can anyone tell me how to set the volume on the alarm!
    Waking up @ 5 in the morning is one thing, but waking up with an heartattack is another :)

  12. Anonymous // 21 May 2009 at 21:17

    Thank you!! this was really helpful. I had wasted a day on finding the alarm settings on this phone. Why does Nokia have the alarm settings in the Office folder?? I think they've gone nuts.....

  13. Anonymous // 15 June 2009 at 00:49

    i have been up for 1 hour trying to find this f****ng are a god send many thanks.

  14. AB_R // 06 July 2009 at 23:52

    Thanks. Was able to find the alarm clock in my new E71 with your post. :-)

  15. Anonymous // 01 August 2009 at 13:01

    E71--_In quick office, if you open Quick office/new document/ worksheet, it looks like MS Excel but it does not have colomn numbers and row alfabets. can anyone tell me how to get colomn and row identification?It is very inconvinient to use the worksheet.

  16. Anonymous // 14 September 2009 at 13:10

    Thanks a million!!! I spent the night afraid to sleep in case i overslept coz i didn't have an alarm! Tonight I can sleep!!

  17. Anonymous // 21 September 2009 at 22:32

    Couldn't find how to set up the weekly schedule to only ring on Friday's 12:55pm

    You know kids get off school at 1:00pm instead of usual 2:45.

    Looks like I have to wait till Friday to be able to setup an alarm that only rings on Fridays :-)

  18. Anonymous // 10 December 2009 at 00:21

    I'd already disappointed with E71. But you made me change my opinion.Very useful. Thanks a lot........

  19. apolinux // 11 December 2009 at 17:44

    thanks a lot!

  20. Anonymous // 03 March 2010 at 04:20

    Where is the alarm volume? Does it take another hour to find out how to set the volume?
    Not happy!

  21. Anonymous // 15 March 2010 at 17:51

    Stupidly - Nokia does not allow us to set the volume of the alarm(s) independently of the Ringer volume. If you want to change the volume of the Alarm you must go into the Profile and increase/decrease the Ringer volume. How idiotic! I have a 10 year old Motorola v190 - hardly a high end phone - that lets me set independent alarm volumes for each alarm I set up. Wake up Nokia.

  22. Andrea // 30 April 2010 at 10:19

    How do I set it to ring today, today is Friday, I selected Friday. When I reviewed it it showed the date as next Friday.

  23. Anonymous // 18 June 2010 at 12:47 if the alarm is in office... I thought it would be in applications
    but seriously e71 is such a good phone

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  25. Armands // 18 July 2011 at 22:30

    thank you! it was SO hard to find out alarm ;)

  26. Centky // 08 September 2011 at 20:57

    I never strugle so much to find just funny alarm :D but thanks for that :D

  27. Anonymous // 12 December 2011 at 20:01

    Thanks mate,very useful:koiman

  28. Anonymous // 15 November 2012 at 10:35

    Muchos Gracias mi amigo. I wouldn't have thought to look under clock..

    Regards, Josiah

  29. Anonymous // 15 February 2013 at 08:07

    thank a lot i was getting bored by setting the alarm every night before i retire to bed,