Getting started with Countdown Time

New to Countdown Time? Here are some simple steps to help you set up the app.

1. Upon opening the Countdown Time after installation, the app will direct you to the Home page.

2. Tap the + Event button.

3. On the Add new event page, add the event name. 

4. Choose the date of the event by tapping the date.

5. Add the event time; this is optional.

6. By default, the display mode is on the Summary option. You can change it by tapping the Tracker Mode field.

7. You can also add a repeat schedule for the event by tapping the Repeat field. 

8. By default, the heading type will be the event name. You can change this by tapping the Heading Type field.

9. When you finish, tap the save button on the top-right corner of the page.

Note: Only the event name is required to fill up. Other fields have default values for you to change optionally.

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Add multiple events

1. To add more events, tap the add event button located on the Home page's top-right corner.

2. Fill up the required field and other optional fields needed. 

3. When you finish, tap the save button on the top-right corner of the page.

Note: If you're not familiar with adding an event, you can read the Getting started guide. 

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Editing an event

1. Choose the event that you want to edit. 

2. Tap the Edit button located on the bottom menu.

3. Change the option(s) you want to change by tapping the field on the edit event page.

4. When you finish, tap the save button on the top-right corner of the page.

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Delete an event

1. Choose the event that you want to delete. 

2. Tap the Delete button located on the bottom menu.

3. Confirm the action.

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Reordering events

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Organize option.

3. To reorder the events, tap and hold the chosen event you want to reorder. While holding the event, drag it down or up to change the order.

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Change Countdown Time tracker display mode

1. Choose the event that you want to edit. 

2. Tap the Edit button located on the bottom menu.

3. Tap the Optional menu to see the optional fields.

4. Tap the Tracker Mode field to see the display mode options.

5. Choose the preferred display mode and tap it.

6. Tap the save button to save the changes.

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Add a widget to your home screen.

For Android devices, use the following steps. 

1. On the Home screen, touch and hold a free space.

Note: On some other android devices, you will need to pinch the free space to view the Widgets option.

2. Tap Widgets.

3. Look for Sober Time. Press and hold the Countdown Time widget.

4. Drag and drop the widget into the available space. The Sober Time widget settings will appear, and on this page, you can customize the settings of your Countdown Time widget.

5. Hit the save button to save the settings.

Note: On some other android devices, you don't need to touch and hold the Countdown Time widget. Tapping it will automatically add the Countdown Time widget into the available space on your home screen.

 

For iOS devices, use the following steps.

1. Touch and hold the free space until the apps jiggle on the home screen.

2. Tap the Add button on the upper-left corner.

3. Look for the Countdown Time widget and tap to select it.

4. Choose from three widget sizes, then tap Add Widget.

5. Tap Done, and you are finished.

Visit the official Apple support to read more about adding a widget on an iPhone. 

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Track multiple widgets

For Android devices, use the following steps.

1. Start by adding a widget. Click the link to read the guide for adding a widget.

2. When the New widget setting appears, make sure to change the Event.

3. Tap the save button to save the settings.

4. A new widget will appear on the available space on your Home screen.

Note: Not all Android phone supports adding two or more of the same app widgets. 

 

For iOS devices, only iOS 14 supports adding multiple widgets. You can visit the official Apple support for adding multiple widgets or widget stacks.

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The widget tracker does not update automatically.

Both Android and iOS limit how often widgets can refresh. This is an effort to limit strain on your device's resources and to conserve your device's battery life. Depending on your device's available resources, the Countdown Time widget should update about once every 30 minutes.

If this is not sufficient, you can make use of Countdown Time's widget service. This will update the widget frequently, but it could have a negative impact on your device's battery life.

1. On your Home screen, tap the gear button located on the bottom-left corner of the widget. It will open the Edit widget page.

2. Look for the Refresh Rate setting.

3. Drag the slider knob to adjust how frequently the widget will refresh.

4. Tap the save button to save the changes. 

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Resizing the home screen widget

For Android devices:

1. Long-press a Countdown Time widget on your home screen and release.

2. Drag the white border's edges that appear around the widget to adjust its size.

3. Afterward, tap anywhere outside the widget to apply the changes.

Note: iOS widgets can't be resized once placed, but you can choose a different size the first time you add one to your home screen.

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Delete Countdown Time home screen widget

1. Press and hold the Countdown Time widget on your Home screen.

2. While still holding the widget, drag it across the screen and direct it to the Remove option. 

3. Release the Widget.

Note: Every version of Android appears to be a little different. On some Android devices, a close button or remove option will appear. Tapping it will remove the widget without dragging it.

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Backup your Countdown Time data using cloud sync.

1. Open the main menu button located on the top-left corner of the Home page.

2. Tap Cloud Sync.

3. Sign in with your Cloud Sync account.

4. To Auto backup your data, enable the switch button. The auto backup will automatically back up your data whenever you make changes.

5. To manually store your data, you can use the five available storage slots. Tap the upload button to manually backup your data.

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Restore your Countdown Time data using cloud sync

1. Open the main menu button located on the top-left corner of the Home page.

2. Tap Cloud Sync.

3. Sign in with your Cloud Sync account.

4. Tap the download button to restore your saved data.

Note: You can restore your Countdown Time data to any device with the Countdown Time app installed on it.

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Delete cloud sync data

1. Open the main menu button located on the top-left corner of the Home page.

2. Tap Cloud Sync.

3. Sign in with your Cloud Sync account if you are not signed in yet.

4. Tap the Delete button.

5. Confirm action.

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How to purchase Countdown Time Premium?

1. Open the main menu button located on the top-left corner of the Home page.

2. Tap Premium.

3. Tap the buy button located at the bottom center of the page.

4. Complete the purchase using either Google Play or the Apple App Store

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How to restore purchase?

If you had an existing Countdown Time premium purchase, you could restore it by following the steps.

1. Open the main menu button located on the top-left corner of the Home page.

2. Tap Premium.

3. Tap the restore button on the top right corner of the page.

4. Tap the Find button.

Note: Countdown Time will look for any purchases made on Google Play for the Google account currently signed in to your device and/or Google Play.

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Change event background

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Background button.

3. Choose where you want to get your background among the Standard, Extended, Motion, and Upload options. 

4. After picking the background options, choose the image that you want to use as the background. Tapping the image will automatically select the background for the event. 

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Add a motion background to events

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Background button.

3. Tap the Motion button.

4. Tap the motion background you would like to use. 

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Upload photo as an event background

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Background button.

3. Tap the Upload button, and allow permission to access your media storage.

4. Tap the image you want to use as your event background. 

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Change event icon

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Icon button.

3. Tap the icon you would like to use for the event. 

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Change tracker font

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Tracker button.

3. Tap the Font button.

4. Tap the font you would like to use for the tracker and header text.

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Change tracker color

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Tracker button.

3. Tap the Color button. 

4. Slide the slider knob or drag your finger around the color wheel to change the color to your preference. 

5. Tap the Apply button to save the changes.

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Change tracker text thickness

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Tracker button.

3. Tap the Thickness button.

4. Slide the slider knob to change the text thickness.

Note: Not all fonts support the thickness option.

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Change tracker text size

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Tracker button.

3. Tap the Size button.

4. Slide the slider knob to change the size.

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Change event background tint

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Tint button.

3. Slide the slider knob to adjust the tint brightness or darkness.

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Change event background tint color

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap the Tint button.

3. Tap the Color button.

4. Slide the slider knob or drag your finger around the color wheel to change the color of your preference.

5. Tap the Apply button to save the changes.

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Reset tracker display setting

1. Tap the Display button located at the bottom menu bar.

2. On the top right corner, tap the reset button.

3. Confirm the action.

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Change Countdown Time theme color

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Settings option.

3. Tap the Theme button.

4. Choose the preferred color by sliding the screen or tapping the next button.

5. Tap the Apply button to save the changes.

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How to enable or disable events and daily summary notifications?

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Settings option.

3. Tap the Notifications button.

4. By default, events and daily summary notifications are enabled. To disable these notifications, disable the switch by tapping it. Tap the switch button again to re-enable it.

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Change daily summary notification time

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Settings option.

3. Tap the Notifications button.

4. To change the time, tap the schedule field. 

5. Choose the preferred time and tap OK.

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Change heartbeats per minute count

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Settings option.

3. Tap the Units button.

4. Tap the heartbeats per minute field, and input the value preferred.

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Change breaths per minute count

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Settings option.

3. Tap the Units button.

4. Tap the breaths per minute field, and input the value preferred.

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How to enable or disable past and repeat indicators?

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Settings option.

3. Tap the Indicators button.

4. By default, past and repeat indicators are enabled. To disable these indicators, disable the switch by tapping it. Tap the switch button again to re-enable it.

Note: Past indicator indicates if an event already occurred and the counter is counting up instead of down. Repeat indicator shows if an event already occurred and is repeating according to its repeat interval.

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Add a password to Countdown Time

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Settings option.

3. Tap the Password button.

4. Type the password on the password field. 

5. Re-input the same password on the confirm password field.

6. Tap the switch to enable the password.

Note: The password you are going to input is private. We can't reset it for you. Make sure to remember it, or you'll lose access to your data.

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How to enable or disable Personalized ads and Anonymous usage data?

1. Tap the main menu button located on the top left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Settings option.

3. Tap the Data Privacy button.

4. By default, Countdown Time enabled personalized ads and anonymous usage data. To disable these services, disable the switch by tapping it. Tap the switch button again to re-enable it.

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Countdown Time data removal

Do the following steps to remove all your data in the Countdown Time system.

1. Disable personalized ads and anonymous usage data. You can read the guide on how to disable them.

2. Delete all your cloud sync backup files if there are any. 

3. Uninstall the app.