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    TrAJik#IM's Avatar
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    Red face Iphone 4 alarm not working. Because its 1 January...

    I just woke up, and NOT because my iphone 4 alarm had.

    The alarm that I had set for this morning had not gone off. I quickly added one for a minute ahead and it too did not ring.

    This is the standard alarm app. None of the settings I have successfully used for ages have changed.

    I can only guess at 2 causes;
    1) Because its the 1st of January, and iphone has had problems with daylight savings before, maybe this is related. I am in Australia so would be one of the first waking up in the new year. I see many people sleeping in today (that otherwise did not want to)

    2)I have the habit of not deleting an alarm. So I had 61 alarms in the list. I wonder if going over 60(?) sends the iphone into a spin.

    I depend on my iphone to wake me, as a primary alarm. This is a serious knock to my confidence in it. Will be trying a few things.

    As the rest of the world wakes on January, 1 , 2011 we'll see if I am the only one with this problem.

    Happy new year everyone!
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    I can't help but I can wish you a Happy New Year!!!
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    Default Same...

    Well .. first of all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone... I too noticed the same problem in the morning. The alarm didn't go off and setting new alarms didn't either.

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    Default Alarm not working

    What a nightmare. I'm a firefighter and had to get up for work this morning (New Years Day) and my alarm didn't go off. Luckily my wife just happened to wake up 50 mins after my alarm should've and woke me. I've since tried my wife's iPhone 3 and her alarm doesn't work either. This is ridiculous. We haven't had these phones long but this is a serious issue. Imagine if someone lost their job because of this. Would apple come to the party to assist - I'm tipping not.
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    I just tried mine out of curiosity...epic fail. Tried 5 different alarms, none of them signaled. Even tried restarting my phone, and nothing. I'd say this is a pretty big deal...
    "Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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    Recurring alarms DO function...i set 4 of them to see if it would work and, sure enough, the alarm went off as planned. So atleast there is a temporary fix, just make all of your alarms recurring.
    "Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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    If someone gets fired for being late for work because of this. Well the obviously they have been late a few times before. Apple shouldnt have to do anything about it honestly. If you think apple should do something about it then do you think that the electric company should give you a job because you got fired because the power went out?
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    No go here in Kentucky
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    Well, one could spend 99 cents and get a third-party clock app... mine worked this morning...
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    Relying solely on a phone to be your alarm clock for essentials like getting to work is dangerous. One should always have a back-up if one doesn't wake on their own in time to get to work, etc.
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    My alarm failed this morning as well! ... Arghh, I have always been confident with my iPhone alarm.
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    I have an I phone 4 and I had two different alarms that were set to go off this morning. Of course they didn't. My boyfriend has a 3G and his did go off. I also noticed that I had a missed phone call that I never received.
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    My wife and I both had alarms set for 5:00am to catch a flight. Neither went off. They were single alarms. I nearly set my recurring to the time I needed. Luckily, for some reason, I woke up at 5:03am, which is generally highly unlikely.

    I have a Iphone 4 and she has a 3Gs. This is the first time that it's ever failed for me. I fixed the Daylight Savings time problem before it happened to me.

    Luckily, the recurring ones work and that's generally what I use if I'm not using Sleep Cycle as an alarm
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    I have tried it a couple of times just to see if it would work for me and it doesn't. I have a iPhone 4- I'm very happy I found out about the problem on here rather than being late somewhere.
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    Default me too

    funny, i had never ever used the alarm clock until today. i needed a 3:45 reminder, so I figured out how to set it, and it never went off!

    I noticed about 3:47 so it didn't hurt. but still. bad first experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Relying solely on a phone to be your alarm clock for essentials like getting to work is dangerous. One should always have a back-up if one doesn't wake on their own in time to get to work, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonG View Post
    If someone gets fired for being late for work because of this. Well the obviously they have been late a few times before. Apple shouldnt have to do anything about it honestly. If you think apple should do something about it then do you think that the electric company should give you a job because you got fired because the power went out?
    Agreed on both accounts. Hopefully you are charging the phone too. If your line is important (like the firefighter above, or someone on engadget said Air Traffic controller then you should really invest in an normal alarm)

    I don't get why people relly on the phone to wake them up. If you want to wake up to your music, they have alarm clocks that have ipod/iPhone docks in them. Charge them over night and wake up to your music.

    Seems the clock issue happend once before. Tells you something. The alarm feature needs work.
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    Missed train, missed flight. How will Apple demonstrate their responsibility? No email support for iPhone users. (I've had mine less than a week)
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    Redundant systems. I've always set two alarms. I use my iPhone as primary, but have a traditional alarm clock as my backup. Of course, my Centro still works great for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsherlock View Post
    Missed train, missed flight. How will Apple demonstrate their responsibility? No email support for iPhone users. (I've had mine less than a week)
    What do you want them to do? They've never done email support. Do you want them to call you and say sorry? Waaah.
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    Apple doesn't have responsibility in this. If a traditional alarm broke and stopped working and you slept in and were late for whatever or missed whatever im willing to bet you guys wouldn't be whining and crying about that like you are about this. Or like i said before, the power goes out are you gonna start asking how the electric company is gonna demonstrate their responsibility for not being perfect at all times?

    Christ you people just expect everything to work perfectly at all times don't you? Something has an issue, and your life just becomes soo hard doesn't it?
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    I bet they did that back during that New York outage few years back or complained to god when Katrina hit

    To be honest if you knew you had a train to catch, you should have went to bed early and set a back up just in case. You knew the iPhone had issues with the alarm in the past.

    Also, if you work early in the morning, then its YOUR responsibly to do what ever it takes to get to work on time. You agreed to work those hours when you filled out that application. No boss is going to have pitty on you.

    Remember, the alarm is just a small feature on the phone. Its not one of the flagship features. If an alarm is that important to you then get a normal alarm or one of those iPod//iphone clock radios and you can set the time on that and still wake up to your music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsherlock View Post
    Missed train, missed flight. How will Apple demonstrate their responsibility? No email support for iPhone users. (I've had mine less than a week)
    Welcome to TIPB. We have "experts" on hand just waiting to help you. In the meantime, feel free to join the debate on whether its ok to make fun of fat people. We got tired of arguing if one should jailbreak or not.

    I'm glad you joined up. We need more users like you who seek email support for a clock app. That you missed both your train and flight tells us we can expect highly intelligent well though out posts from you in future. An exciting first post to be sure.

    I, for one, look forward to them. You too can become an "expert." You don't even have to own an iphone. Again, welcome.
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    I had the same problem this morning, and I went to work 1 hour late because of this issue !
    A quick fix to this problem is to set the repeat feature. Unfortunately I always use repeat->never, that's why it didn't work this morning.
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    I live here in Halifax Canadas east coast. I had the same problem this am, I had my alarm set for 430am and it did not go off at first I did not notice as for some reason I woke up anyway. I noticed an hour later when I looked at my phone and the alarm icon was still on in the tool bar. I tried the repeat function it now works. I'm hoping that the calendar alarms work. And for those that are saying don't count on a phone alarm, I have been using my iPhone as my alarm since the 3G I also had a 3GS and now a 4 so why wouldn't i count on something that has worked for years!
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    To the tune of Bob Dylan's "The Times They are a Changin"... "The iPhone's times they ain't a Alarmin"


    Yep also happen to me this Morning, It went off yesterday Morning, But this Morning Nothing.
    Last edited by flatlined; 01-02-2011 at 08:38 AM.
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