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    Whenever i set a calendar reminder the alert never goes off? what could be going on?
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    Do you have calendar alerts turned on under Settings?


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    yes its turned on
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    So if it says it's turned on and still not working what could it be?
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    in your event details make sure you have your Alert set accordingly 5 minutes before, 10 minutes before, 1 day before etc. etc.
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    Why does it have to be 5 10 20 ect mins before? Why can't you just set it at the exact time you want?
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    ok, try "At time of event" within your Alert setting
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    there has to be a reason my alerts are not going off? its on and everything and my sound/ speakers work perfectly fine for every other thing like text music ect
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    I am having the same issue with my iPhone 4. I sync with Outlook weekly.
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    Make sure the mute switch is not set and the volume is turned up. Also make sure there are no headphones or Bluetooth connected.

    Check Settings->Sounds->Calendar Alerts

    Go to Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars->Time Zone Support and make sure it's correct.
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    All setting are correct.

    There still should be a notification on the lock screen, like a missed call, right?
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    i had this issue and found the answer was to take my calendar reminders off banners and onto alerts

    settings>notifications>calendar>alert style

    hope this helps.
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    Calendar alerts vibrate but. No noise
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawalsh View Post
    Calendar alerts vibrate but. No noise
    Verify that your device is not set on silent mode.
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    I've had this problem on my iphone 5 from day 1. Sat on the phone with Apple for over an hour & didn't solve the problem so they sent me a new phone coz mine was only a few days old & guess what..... It's still doesn't work. It's something I used all the time with my previous iPhones with no problems so I've had to start using the reminders app. Can't understand what the issue is & why it's still not sorted even after all the updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nat750 View Post
    I've had this problem on my iphone 5 from day 1. Sat on the phone with Apple for over an hour & didn't solve the problem so they sent me a new phone coz mine was only a few days old & guess what..... It's still doesn't work. It's something I used all the time with my previous iPhones with no problems so I've had to start using the reminders app. Can't understand what the issue is & why it's still not sorted even after all the updates.
    Make sure the basics are covered:

    1. Settings-Notifications Scroll down to "Calendar Alerts" and then select the Alert Tone you want to use OR
    2. Settings-Sounds Scroll down to "Calendar Alerts" and then select the Alert Tone you want to use.
    3. Check the "Do Not Disturbed" times. Settings-Notifications-Do Not Disturb.
    4. Settings-Notifications-Calendar and make sure that the "Alerts" feature is enabled under the "Alert Style" option.
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    I can say mine were only randomly working before i got rid of my 4. But that was only a minimal issue lol
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    No headphones or bluetooth? You're kidding right? If the alerts do not work when you are using headphones then there is a major problem. Suggesting this as though it is a fix is a really sad. I know it is not your fault, but how about saying this "Sometimes it doesn't work when you have headphones connected which is a problem for Apple.
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    I have an iphone 5 and I was just having the same problem. The ringer was working but everything else was silent (vibrations still worked). I fixed it by opening the music app and turning the volume up. I guess that's how you can control the volume for everything besides the ringer (the side volume buttons only adjust the ringer volume).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Make sure the basics are covered:

    1. Settings-Notifications Scroll down to "Calendar Alerts" and then select the Alert Tone you want to use OR
    2. Settings-Sounds Scroll down to "Calendar Alerts" and then select the Alert Tone you want to use.
    3. Check the "Do Not Disturbed" times. Settings-Notifications-Do Not Disturb.
    4. Settings-Notifications-Calendar and make sure that the "Alerts" feature is enabled under the "Alert Style" option.
    I find reminder to be buggy sometimes but as long as you follow the above and still have problems like I do sometimes just use your calendar app for important things

    Funny if I set a reminder using Siri I never have a problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    I find reminder to be buggy sometimes but as long as you follow the above and still have problems like I do sometimes just use your calendar app for important things

    Funny if I set a reminder using Siri I never have a problem



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    I rarely use the native reminder app, but when I did, it worked for me. I like and use Any.Do most of the time, and it gets the job done for me. When iOS 7 drops, however, I will test out the new reminders feature to see if I'll like it. If I do, I'll resort to using it full time, but if not, I'll continue using Any.Do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I rarely use the native reminder app, but when I did, it worked for me. I like and use Any.Do most of the time, and it gets the job done for me. When iOS 7 drops, however, I will test out the new reminders feature to see if I'll like it. If I do, I'll resort to using it full time, but if not, I'll continue using Any.Do.
    Don't get me wrong the reminder app is OK and will be getting better but there is a small issue some are experiencing but I'm not encouraging anyone to stop using it

    I like asking Siri to add items to my shopping list I created and once tried the location setting which worked fairly well


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    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    Don't get me wrong the reminder app is OK and will be getting better but there is a small issue some are experiencing but I'm not encouraging anyone to stop using it

    I like asking Siri to add items to my shopping list I created and once tried the location setting which worked fairly well


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    Truly, I understand what you're saying and am not trying to contradict you or anything. I apologize if I appeared to have been......As for Siri, it is very useful when you know its capabilities, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Truly, I understand what you're saying and am not trying to contradict you or anything. I apologize if I appeared to have been......As for Sire, it is very useful when you know its capabilities, isn't it?
    Not at all your post was spot on my friend I always look forward to your incite




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    When set an alert the no sound at the time sert
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