iPhone timer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by canwe3, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. canwe3 macrumors member

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    No second clock on the iphone timer. ANYWAY TO FIX THIS?
     
  2. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    The stopwatch has seconds. The timer doesn't have them.
     
  3. canwe3 thread starter macrumors member

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    more reasons I want to go back to android. IOS is missing so many little feat. it's bothering me. Sucks that android phones are too big.
     
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    To be honest, it's not often that someone needs to time seconds and the stopwatch works perfectly well for that.
     
  5. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Meh. I am sure there are 1,000 apps that does what the OP wants. There are plenty of more interesting things going on with Android than a timer. :p
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    And you can't download one of the timer apps why?
     
  7. Eierdoos macrumors newbie

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  8. ABC5S macrumors 68030

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    Actually the iPhone 6s is about the same size as the Samsung s6, and not too big unless you have the 5s iPhone
     
  9. Eierdoos macrumors newbie

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    Of course it does, but I need a timer with an alarm
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    Because I don't want to clutter my phone with a bunch of third party apps.
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    We ended up using my wife's android for the 30 second timer and I was mocked because the great apple didn't have this obvious functionality.
     
  10. HEK, Jan 5, 2016
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    Most Apple users go for a minute and don't need the ding at end to stop. Glad to see you solved problem with wife's android phone. And even more happy you took time to sign on to this forum just to tell us about it. This is especially interesting since this is a three year old thread. Must have taken a while to find the thread, how many you search through? What kind of point you trying to make?

    Actually you were being mocked, because people see through what your real motivations are.

    Oh, and by the way, you can set timer for 30 seconds and watch the countdown, and get the alarm at the end. Quite simple really and you don't even have to touch the iPhone. Just say, "Hey Siri, set timer for 30 seconds." Timer gets set, Siri responds, shows a clock on screen counting down 30 seconds and then the alarm goes off.

    See, the great Apple does have the functionality after all. SLAM DUNK
     
  11. brainshower macrumors newbie

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    How is that helpful, and where did you obtain this expert opinion? I personally can think of many reasons for requiring seconds (even cooking an egg to perfection), and even if there were only a few, does that make it a good reason not to include seconds?
     
  12. lelisa13p, Jan 13, 2016
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    Way to jump on a more than 3-year old post. Just so you'll calm down, I'll repeat some advice given in the post above yours, which is this: Ask Siri to set a timer for however many seconds you require. Method works perfectly and alarm sounds when countdown reaches zero. Siri shows the timing on the screen as it progresses.

    You wasted your first post to troll me? Enjoy your day.
     
  13. HEK macrumors 68020

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    LMAO......such are the way of trolling. Actually a perfect first post. Ignore the solution provided and go right to arguing an opinion.
     
  14. brainshower macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't attempting to jump on your post and when looking for a timer I didn't specify a time to Google. I was merely pointing out that when someone is looking for a solution it is not helpful to suggest not many people have a need for that. It's like the people who respond "I'm not having that problem". Although your Siri suggestion would not address the issue I was attempting to solve, I gave it a try. Siri's response was to give me other suggestions such as "set my alarm for 9:30"
     
  15. C DM macrumors Nehalem

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    Just used Siri to set a timer for 30 seconds and it worked without any issues.
     
  16. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Say it this way: Hey Siri, set a timer for (insert number) seconds.
     
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    I set timer using Siri several times a day. Works every time. Follow my words exactly, resist the urge to change this text. Ready.......say, "Hey Siri set timer to 30 seconds." I am assuming you have a 6s or 6s+. Have Hey Siri turned on, and trained to your voice. Now when that works you can set timers for other times20 seconds, 45 seconds, 90 seconds, etc.
     
  18. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    It's time for you to shift on Android, as you got many things to see missing in IOS iPhones.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Nehalem

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    So switch to Android because of seconds not being on the built-in timer (and available via Siri or third party apps)?
     
  20. Wondercow macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but three years ago when this thread was created that wasn't the case :rolleyes:
     
  21. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Isn't this a dead issue now? A satisfactory method has been offered twice (with specific instructions) and that ought to be sufficient.
     
  22. meanjeans macrumors newbie

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    How so? If I want to time my workouts/stretches to 30 seconds, as far as I can determine the stopwatch requires me to watch it until it reaches 30 seconds. It also does not chime at any given time span.
     
  23. brainshower macrumors newbie

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    Tried Hey Siri. First she tried to find a contact, then a FaceTime
     
  24. HEK macrumors 68020

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    Did you say, "Hey Siri set timer to 30 seconds".
    Say it that way all one sentence. Always works on my 6a+.
     
  25. brainshower macrumors newbie

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    Tried that exactly and Siri said "starting FaceTime with ....."
     

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