1. SourBB's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been asked before but I could not find the answer myself. So I've had my iphone 5 for a couple months now and just this last week the alarm has failed to wake me up. When I wake up it has a notification with my alarm on it. I don't remember shutting it off or anything and I highly doubt that's what happened. This is a big problem because I missed clinicals on Wednesday because the same thing happened and today I was 3 hours late to work. My question is, how reliable is the iphone alarm? It has worked for me flawlessly until this week. Am I not hearing the alarm because the alarm turns off after a certain amount of time? I don't know what's going on, someone please help
    07-21-2013 01:40 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The iPhone Alarm app has never failed me, and I use it often. To verify your setting, initiate the Alarm Clock app, click "edit" in the upper left corner of the screen. Tap on the > at the right end of one of your set alarm times. Tap on "Sound" and then choose the alert you want to use. Select "back" and then select "Save" in the upper right corner of the screen. Now go to Settings-Sounds and then under the "Ringer and Alert" option, slide the lever to a volume appropriate for you. Now set a test alarm and see how it goes for you.
    07-21-2013 01:56 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    The alarm on my iPhone always wakes me up without fail. Did you update your phone recently? If this continues to happen, I would restore and see if that corrects the problem.


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    07-21-2013 02:43 PM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    It has always worked for me also .. Although it did fail on my wife last week and she was 3 hours late also to work so I know she feels your pain .. In her situation thou I think she either set or wrong like for pm not am or had the days of the week wrong. I would just double check your settings and maybe set a test alarm for 3 min later to see if it goes off and is as loud as you want it to be


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    07-21-2013 02:53 PM
  5. BlaineP's Avatar
    I use mine daily. It has never failed me.


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    07-21-2013 03:37 PM
  6. SourBB's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies guys/gals? So I set an alarm and let it ring for a while so after about 15 minutes or so of ringing it turns itself off and displays a message on the lock screen. Very disappointing, I'll post a screen shot later if I can figure it out
    07-21-2013 03:51 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies guys/gals? So I set an alarm and let it ring for a while so after about 15 minutes or so of ringing it turns itself off and displays a message on the lock screen. Very disappointing, I'll post a screen shot later if I can figure it out
    I'm missing something. The alarm worked, but you're disappointed that it shuts itself off after 15 minutes of constant alerting. How much time do you need? When my alarm goes off, I turn it off and get started with whatever it is I need to do.
    07-21-2013 04:02 PM
  8. SourBB's Avatar
    You're not missing anything, an alarm should go off until I turn it off. Theirs no reason for it to turn off on its own after a certain amount of time mandated by apple. Just like the snooze button that I cannot adjust. The amount of time I need to wake up is my own business, the problem being I sleep through the alarm even after setting multiple alarms.
    07-21-2013 04:22 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    My alarm works fine every weekday. No problems here.
    07-21-2013 04:58 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies guys/gals? So I set an alarm and let it ring for a while so after about 15 minutes or so of ringing it turns itself off and displays a message on the lock screen. Very disappointing, I'll post a screen shot later if I can figure it out
    So what's the problem?
    07-21-2013 05:00 PM
  11. SourBB's Avatar
    So what's the problem?
    Well I guess I'm falling asleep too late and sleeping through the 15 minutes. I guess I'm used to my BlackBerry going off until I turn it off like any regular alarm. Oh well why Apple does this I have no idea, and also gives you no way to change it just like the snooze button. (is this comment nice enough for you moderator)
    07-21-2013 05:21 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You're not missing anything, an alarm should go off until I turn it off.
    Many traditional alarm clock do just that.
    Theirs no reason for it to turn off on its own after a certain amount of time mandated by apple.
    Maybe, but it could be a battery saving measure.
    Just like the snooze button that I cannot adjust
    Have you tried any of the available third party alarm clocks that may be more feature-rich?
    The amount of time I need to wake up is my own business,
    No doubt about it and I didn't mean to suggest otherwise.
    the problem being I sleep through the alarm even after setting multiple alarms.
    I understand. Take care...
    07-21-2013 05:22 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well I guess I'm falling asleep too late and sleeping through the 15 minutes. I guess I'm used to my BlackBerry going off until I turn it off like any regular alarm. Oh well why Apple does this I have no idea, and also gives you no way to change it just like the snooze button. (is this comment nice enough for you moderator)
    Don't be offended, SourBB. You have not stated anything out of line or mean spirited. You've stated your reasons and there is nothing wrong with them. It's all good.
    07-21-2013 05:26 PM
  14. SourBB's Avatar
    Don't be offended, SourBB. You have not stated anything out of line or mean spirited. You've stated your reasons and there is nothing wrong with them. It's all good.
    Lol sorry JustMe'D I guess I am always Sour! Just kidding I'm usually not, and yeah I'll be looking up 3rd party apps to see if they have continuous alarms for good measure. Anyway thanks for the reply have a good Sunday. 😃
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    07-21-2013 05:47 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Lol sorry JustMe'D I guess I am always Sour! Just kidding I'm usually not, and yeah I'll be looking up 3rd party apps to see if they have continuous alarms for good measure. Anyway thanks for the reply have a good Sunday. 😃
    Thank you, and I hope you enjoy your Sunday as well. Take care. /)
    07-21-2013 06:36 PM
  16. Peligro911's Avatar
    Maybe set multiple alarms 16 min apart so it never shuts off


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    07-21-2013 06:59 PM
  17. SourBB's Avatar
    Maybe set multiple alarms 16 min apart so it never shuts off


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    Haha sounds like a great idea! Steam sale has drained my money for the week, so will have to wait to purchase more apps...
    07-21-2013 07:06 PM
  18. kilcher's Avatar
    Haha sounds like a great idea! Steam sale has drained my money for the week, so will have to wait to purchase more apps...
    You don't have to purchase more apps, just set multiple alarms in the stock clock app.

    Downside is if you happen to wake up within the first 15 minutes you'll have alarms going off every 15 minutes after that.

    Or you could just buy a regular alarm clock.
    07-22-2013 09:52 AM
  19. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    When you get the money: buy a speaker dock, they will make the alarm go louder, or plugged in via basic speaker that is plugged into the wall.
    07-22-2013 10:00 AM
  20. chls's Avatar
    Maybe set multiple alarms 16 min apart so it never shuts off


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    Bringing this back because I have the same issue as the OP. I have a tendency to sleep through the duration of my alarm going off and always have multiple alarms set. Once it has automatically shut itself off though, the following alarms don't come on either.
    11-12-2013 09:12 AM
  21. Brad Dahl 1's Avatar
    The alarm feature has always worked great for me until a few times recently. I use the "pinball" ringtone for the alarm, which I find totally annoying, so I always reach to turn it off quickly. I usually set 3 alarm times so I don't always get up right away as I know I have more chances. I don't use the repeat feature. I enable the times I want when I go to bed. There is no way I sleep through "pinball' as other posters think they may have done. I have checked settings and don't find anything wrong or changed.

    A couple days ago after the alarms not going off I deleted all the alarm times and then put 3 times back in 30 minutes apart. Yesterday those 3 alarms all went off. Today I got up before any alarm times, was up for a while, then decided to go back and lay down. I turned off the first alarm as it was too soon, leaving the other 2 on. After lying there a while I checked the time on the phone and it was past the time for alarm #2 and it had not gone off. A while later the same for the third one.

    When I view the screen of the alarm times, #2 and #3 are still green (on) as if the time wasn't here yet. They should not still be enabled as my setting is for one time, not repeating. There might be a pattern in the 3 or 4 times this has happened to me, but I'm not sure. Maybe the act of turning the one alarm back off and then the other two never go off, though I sure don't see why this should happen.

    I've had the phone for well over a year and the alarm has always worked fine until a few times over the last 3 weeks or so.

    Update..... about a day and a half later...
    I left the 2 alarm times enabled to see if they would go off the next day. They did not. I was awake at the times with the phone in front of me.
    Last edited by Brad Dahl 1; 12-10-2014 at 01:42 AM. Reason: update
    12-08-2014 03:48 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've been using my alarms for several years and a few iPhones. I set mine to play Sweet Home Alabama to wake me up. It's never failed my iP 5. I would suggest you delete all your alarms. Start fresh. Then do a hard reset. Hold the top power/sleep button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears, then release. Then set your alarms back like you want them.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-08-2014 07:07 PM

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