Before I continue with my rant, I would like to lay the groundwork for those who do not own a OnePlus or don’t know about its Android skin, OxygenOS. Here is what the interface of the OnePlus Alarm Clock application looks like. And just what do I have with those toggles and alert sliders located right next to each alarm? I’ll explain why below.
“Well, it’s fine, everything looks normal. Aren’t you tired of kicking up a fuss at the slightest thing every single time, Antoine?” NO, I’m NOT TIRED! And don’t you dare judge me for having an alarm every 5 minutes. My doctor said it’s completely normal and I’m not the only one who does it, my 7 imaginary friends can attest to that. But let’s return to the real topic of this brooding post.
The OnePlus alarm clock makes me go crazy!
Don’t you notice them? Those ugly blue switches that turn on/off each individual alarm. Oh yeah, they look harmless just like that. But wait until you wake up in the morning, your eyes are still glazed and blinded by the light of your screen. Try to quickly turn off all the 15 pre-programmed alarms between 7 and 8 am (since I’m telling you it’s NORMAL). It’s virtually mission impossible.
When I hit the switch, instead of turning it on or off, the smartphone registers a fake touch and opens the tab to change the alarm. So I have to backtrack and try again. Repeat the process 2, 3, 4, 5, or more times, and it’s a guaranteed way of losing your patience.
In any case, it’s as annoying as when you type in your password and it turns out to be wrong, so you try again without paying any more attention. You try again casually, without paying any extra attention. So you stop what you were doing, bend over and stick your nose right in front of the screen and type your password carefully and slowly, character by character, using just one finger like a boomer, and it finally works *insert a cry of rage with tears in your eyes*.
Anyway, there are obviously more serious things in life. It’s not a real problem and I’m just blowing it out of proportion because… well, because it feels good to bitch! And it’s really annoying that I have to meditate for 15 minutes and perform Dr. Kobayashi-like brain exercises to cool down, all because I have to be 100% focused to mute my alarm clock.
OnePlus wants to punish me for wanting to sleep in, and I refuse to suffer in silence! As for you, dear reader, what is THE most infamous feature on your smartphone? The one you hate the most, and we’re talking about something visceral here. Go ahead, let it rip, it’s about time.