Alarm Clock Bug Very annoying

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by needthephone, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I'd gone mad.

    Monday morning my recurring alarm woke me up at 5-30 am instead of 6-30.
    Silly me I thought must need to reset time due to daylight saving.
    Adjusted it but saw it had adjusted anyway??/

    This morning same thing alarm at 5-30???

    Reset it to 6-30 but it didn't go off at all??

    Now I can't set a recurring alarm!!

    Did some searching and seems to be a bug effecting recurring alarms and day light saving.

    Proof not just me- freind at work has same thing.

    I rely on my iphone to get me up and not having to set it every night is brilliant.

    Now I can't use recurring and have to reset each night?

    APPLE PLEAS FIX THIS!!

    http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/mobile-apps/2010/10/05/ios-alarm-bug-bothers-australian-users-40090404/
     
  2. c98928 macrumors member

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    Have the same problem down in Australia since the start of day light saving.

    Normal alarms work fine but recurring alarms don't.
     
  3. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    I'm not getting this problem and I almost exclusively use my iPhone as my alarm. I have 3 different alarms for days of the week and they all go off when I need them too. I even have a few over lap for days I really don't need to hit snooze.
     
  4. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    I actually got fired from work for this. My attendance was teeter-tottering on a final warning and one too many times my alarm clock for my phone (my only alarm clock that wakes me up) didn't go off!!! Needless to say one day I was a half hour late (my body's internal clock woke me up...but not in time) and another I was 2 hours late because of this damn bug. I got fired that same week. I'm contemplating suing Apple, I have an appt. with my lawyer Thursday!
     
  5. caffeinejunkie macrumors newbie

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    ...please tell me you're joking.
     
  6. TheBearman macrumors 6502

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    Good luck with that. If it had been me and I was already on the edge of losing my job I think I would have spent the $10 for a regular alarm clock as a backup after the first failure.
     
  7. philbeeney macrumors 6502

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    Are you for real? You can't get your arse out of bed to get to work on time as proven by your final warning and you're contemplating suing Apple because your iPhone alarm didn't wake you up on time.

    Good luck with that one. Let us know how you get on because we already know the answer.
     
  8. doodude macrumors regular

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    When youre standing before the Supreme Court, and IMO this will be a landmark case, (I play a lawyer on TV) whatever you do, don't mention the word teeter-tottering.
    That will just make you seem, I dunno, kooky... :D
     
  9. needthephone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Sorry but if you need to wake up and be somewhere and you can't be late you need to have two alarm clocks so you have some backup. To rely on any one device is just not smart. You never know what bugs it may have and if it is your cell phone you never know if the carrier could screw up and update the time wrong. Not smart.
     
  11. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    Ha. I was a little drunk last night guys and I was totally kidding. I coulda sworn I put a "lol" at the end of that last night...guess not. :D

    But anyway, I can see someone trying it.
     
  12. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    If your alarm clock is going off and then you get a push notification, your alarm stops ringing. I've been late or missed class completely at least three times because of this.
     
  13. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    Also effected in Sydney on Optus network and 3G iPhone OS 4.1.
    Partner has 3Gs OS 4.1 on Telstra but not effected.

    Any common thread with others effected?
     
  14. needthephone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone with iphones I know has the same problem
     
  15. scottness macrumors 65816

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    I avoided the bug by moving to an area where there is no Daylight Savings. Always hated DS.
     
  16. Roger1079 macrumors member

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    There ya go. That fix goes perfectly with the "hold your phone right" fix for the proximity sensor and antenna issues. I'm sure Apple will adopt that one soon.
     
  17. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    The lawyer and the judge will both tell you the same thing.....next time buy a real alarm clock.
     
  18. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    hahaha yea that is the "kooky" part
     

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