iPhone Alarms

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by orr971, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2012
    I have created an alarm on my iPhone 5 today and set it to repeat itself every Friday (...Friday, gotta wake up on Friday... ;-) ).
    Do I need to turn it ON and leave it ON always to have it on every Friday morning or will it turn itself ON when it needs to (I don't know... A few hours/minutes before) wake me up?
    Because if it's on, it affects the battery a little and also I'll have this Alarm symbol next to the Battery Percentage...
  2. macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2010
    Montreal, Canada
    It will ALWAYS be switched "on". I recommend disabling it after waking up, and setting it back to "on" on Thursday evenings, before going to bed, whilst putting it to charge overnight :)

    Hope this helped!
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Yeah I ment I put it on Repeat (there is a repeat function when an Alarm rings and then repeats itself every surtain specific day). I can always turn it on thursday... So what does this function does then? If I put it on repeat does it automatically switch it on?
  4. macrumors 604


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Setting the alarm shouldn't cause a noticeable drop in your battery. In any case, what the point of setting it to every Friday if you have to remember setting it every Thursday.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    When you set the alarm to repeat, the iPhone will assume you're turning the alarm on. You'll see the little clock icon in the top right corner of the status bar. Come Friday, the alarm will go off. When you shut the alarm off (through the pop up notification, by clicking the home button/sleep button or whatever, NOT the Clock.app), you'll still see the clock icon in the corner indicating that the alarm is still on and will repeat again the NEXT Friday.

    Personally, repeating alarms didn't work for me on my iPhone 4 and I haven't tried them on my 5, but I'll try them this week and let you know how they work. Regular non-repeating alarms work fine for me, though.
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Thanks. Bacicly I cant tell what good it makes to make a "repeat" function, if its still up to the user to turn it on and the alarm will stay on. Because I know that sometimes when I sleep and Alarm is ringing and I wanna go back to sleep I shut the Alarm off in the clock app (slide the button to off)... The point of a smartphone is that it will remember to turn it back on, on thursday or a few minutes before, that the alarm will wake me up even if I turned it off and forgot about it......
  7. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    The point of repeat is so you can set a specific day for the alarm to go off, and it will go off at that time on that day every week, but for the function to work the alarm still needs to be turned on. If it wasn't for the repeat function, the alarm would go off every day at that time, the repeat acts to allow you to specifically set a day for that specific alarm to go off.
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Thanks got it.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2013
    Setting the alarm shouldn't cause a noticeable drop in your battery.[​IMG]
  10. macrumors G3


    Jun 12, 2012
    It won't affect your battery. I always set alarms and leave them on 24/7 w/ no difference at all.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Oct 2, 2007
    I've been using my Clock Alarm every weekday and it is really nice. It is just loud enough/or is it a buzz, that I can hear it and it wont wake the baby.

    to the OP, what happens when you are off on a Friday and your phone decides to be "smart" and turn itself ON when you had it off?

    I don't think I have noticed any slip in Battery Usage...and you can close the Clock App itself.

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