How to Use The Rest Timer (Android)

The built-in rest timer shows you how long it's been since your last set, and when to do your next set.

Enabling The Timer

To trigger the rest timer, tap any circle on the log workout screen. This means that whenever you complete a set, the rest-timer automatically starts for your next set. The timer is enabled by default so if you don't see it, it's probably disabled. Enable it in settings - timer - enable.

The timer rings every 1:30min, 3min or 5min depending on whether you succeeded/failed on the last set, and the sets/reps you're doing. The ringing means it's time to do your next set. If you struggled to get your reps on the last set (or failed) rest longer so you don't fail on the next set. For more info  read this.

Changing the Timer Volume

You can control the timer volume using the buttons on the side of your phone. Tap them on Android 7.x to get the main volume setting. Tap the down arrow on the right and two more sliders will show. The top slider controls notification volume. Use it to increase, decrease or mute the timer volume.

Muting The Timer or Disabling Vibration

If you want to see the timer running in the app/notifications, but you don't want to hear the timer, or get any vibration, here's what you can do

  • Disable notifications. Go to your phone settings - notifications - StrongLifts - show silently. You will not hear the timer, not get any vibration, and your music volume will not lower when the timer is up. 
  • Use silent mode. Lower the volume, tap the arrow that shows, then slide the top notification slider all the way down. This will silent all notifications, including StrongLifts timer notifications. You won't hear any timer ring, only vibrations and lowering of your music audio for 2seconds when it's time to do your next set.
  • Use Do not disturb Mode. From your phone notifications, put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode. The timer will not ring, and not vibrate in this case. You can set a reminder in the DND setting to automatically disable it after an hour when your workout is done.

Disable notifications if you never want to hear StrongLIfts notifications at all. Use silent mode or DND mode if you want to hear the timer in some situations but not others (ok in your home gym, but not in a public gym).