I play chess using my board with friends from time to time. I don't have a clock. Since I don't play chess that much with friends, I'd rather not to buy a clock, I mostly play online.

Lucky me I found some android app that does the trick, I install it, put the phone between me and my opponent, I do the move and press a button, he does another button from his part.

All is great, until some dude decided to call me :) the clock reset, I had to set it again. The same dude decides to knock on my door and there was no way to pause the clock!

My requirements are:

  • Android chess clock app that you can pause, and that pauses itself when someone calls you.
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    – Lynob
    Jul 3, 2014 at 20:02
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    I would put the phone in airplane mode so I won't be getting any calls. :-)
    – itub
    Mar 17, 2019 at 13:13

2 Answers 2


The chess.com Chess Clock app has a big pause button right smack dab in the middle of the screen and pauses itself when someone calls. (Just tested it to verify)


A bit late, but this app has a pause button and will also pause if you answer a call: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kokajin.applications.chessclock

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