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jwolf6589

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I have attempted to get my mac to replace my iPad as my alarm clock but the Mac alarm clock app does not work. This morning I had it set but no noise came from my Mac and my speakers are working. I saw the alarm clock notification and turned it off but no noise at all. Perhaps it does not work when the Mac is asleep unlike my iPad. I'll bet this is a bug that apple needs to fix. Until then I will use my iPad Mini as my alarm.
 

sgreen314

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Just running into the same problem; one of the first things I tried to do after installing Ventura today. An alarm will wake the computer (2020 Intel Air) from sleep to simply show the clock/alarm notification on a black screen, but no sound (tried multiple sounds as well). My Apple Watch is set to auto unlock, doesn't matter whether it is on my wrist or not; same outcome. Alarm works fine while computer is in use. I even tried a reboot while typing this, still no change. The Apple Clock user guide doesn't explicitly say it will wake the computer from sleep to play to selected sound, but it seems like it should be an obvious expected outcome.

Edit: I found older reddit post with a user noting similar problems about 4 months ago using Beta 1.
 
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jwolf6589

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Just running into the same problem; one of the first things I tried to do after installing Ventura today. An alarm will wake the computer (2020 Intel Air) from sleep to simply show the clock/alarm notification on a black screen, but no sound (tried multiple sounds as well). My Apple Watch is set to auto unlock, doesn't matter whether it is on my wrist or not; same outcome. Alarm works fine while computer is in use. I even tried a reboot while typing this, still no change. The Apple Clock user guide doesn't explicitly say it will wake the computer from sleep to play to selected sound, but it seems like it should be an obvious expected outcome.
Probably a bug.
 

Sanchez44

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Yesterday I wanted to wake me up from my Mac in the morning and the alarm app did not work. :rolleyes:

I was astonished about that and can not quite understand Apple`s Q&A process behind this.

Reproducing it led me to the following conclusion:
  1. It works when the Mac is locked and not in deep sleep.
  2. But it doesn't work when my Mac is locked and it is in deep sleep.
* deep sleep = not using you mac for several hours

Anyone else noticed that?
 

jwolf6589

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Yesterday I wanted to wake me up from my Mac in the morning and the alarm app did not work. :rolleyes:

I was astonished about that and can not quite understand Apple`s Q&A process behind this.

Reproducing it led me to the following conclusion:
  1. It works when the Mac is locked and not in deep sleep.
  2. But it doesn't work when my Mac is locked and it is in deep sleep.
* deep sleep = not using you mac for several hours

Anyone else noticed that?
Me. I wish apple would fix this bug.
 

stradify

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I'm not having any problem with the Clock app alarm sounding regardless of whether the screen is locked, the computer is asleep, or awake. 2021 16" MBP OS 13.1
 

jwolf6589

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I'm not having any problem with the Clock app alarm sounding regardless of whether the screen is locked, the computer is asleep, or awake. 2021 16" MBP OS 13.1
Just tested again and it does not make any noise while asleep.
 

jwolf6589

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Tested with the new update to Ventura today and alarm still does not sound when Mac is asleep.
 

iAppleOrchard

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Thus issue has existed since macOS 13 Beta 1. Apple is indeed aware of the issue and doesn’t know what is causing it.

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This should be first priority for Apple right now. Causes people to be late for work, school, etc… I remember I tried relying on it last summer, and it only works sometimes.
 

jwolf6589

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Thus issue has existed since macOS 13 Beta 1. Apple is indeed aware of the issue and doesn’t know what is causing it.

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This should be first priority for Apple right now. Causes people to be late for work, school, etc… I remember I tried relying on it last summer, and it only works sometimes.
It only works when Mac is awake and not in sleep mode.
 

jwolf6589

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If you need to depend on an alarm clock to wake you up each morning, just buy a real one -- the specific devices which are designed and meant for this purpose. They aren't that expensive and they are reliable.
I have an iPad Mini 6 but prefer the MacBook.
 

Clix Pix

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That's fine and dandy....but what makes the iPad mini 6 any more reliable of an alarm device than the MBP? One can pick up an inexpensive alarm clock in many places and the thing serves a specific purpose and does it simply and quite well, without using up battery power or other resources on a more sophisticated device such as the Mini or the MBP....
 

jwolf6589

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That's fine and dandy....but what makes the iPad mini 6 any more reliable of an alarm device than the MBP? One can pick up an inexpensive alarm clock in many places and the thing serves a specific purpose and does it simply and quite well, without using up battery power or other resources on a more sophisticated device such as the Mini or the MBP....
Because the Mini 6 works when it’s asleep unlike the MBP. Also I owned a alarm Clark for many many years.
 

jwolf6589

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That's fine and dandy....but what makes the iPad mini 6 any more reliable of an alarm device than the MBP? One can pick up an inexpensive alarm clock in many places and the thing serves a specific purpose and does it simply and quite well, without using up battery power or other resources on a more sophisticated device such as the Mini or the MBP....
I would agree about specific devices. It’s why I own a Canon Powershot for stills, a Canon Vixia for video, and a Garmin for navigation.
 
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