Alarm clock not working on 8.4

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by keatth, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. keatth macrumors 6502

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    ever since I updated I noticed my alarm clock does not always go off. Sometimes it will but sometimes I'll wake up and it will show the snooze button like it went off but I know it didn't cuz I would have woke up I never once slept through the iPhone alarm. I'm now using a 3rd party alarm clock. Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  2. jdogg836 macrumors regular

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    Nope, have you restored your device yet? That will most likely fix the issue.
     
  3. I7guy macrumors G5

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    This was reported in another thread. Don't know if there was a resolution. Personally I'm not having issues with the alarm.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    I had this happen to me once with 8.4. My alarm went off for a split second and I woke up but it stopped. When I looked at my phone it said Swipe to Snooze or whatever it says but it was completely silent. I've used it twice since without an issue.

    Seems silly but I've been setting my iPad alarm to go off 1 minute after my iPhone in hopes that both dont fail. Neither have failed since that first time.

    If it does it again I'll make a video showing the issue or at least its saying its alarming but silent and send it to Apple in feedback notes.

    If you are worried about it and only really have an iPhone as an alarm clock (thats all I have aside from my iPad) you can download a 3rd party app. I recommend "Sleep Cycle" which is a cool app that wakes you up when you arent in REM and is compatiable with HealthKit.
     
  5. keatth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm using an app called Brrr which can wake you up with vibration only which is cool
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    Well that didnt take long...



    Excuse my voice I sound like a goof, I literally just woke up when I recorded that.
     
  7. jsu05grad macrumors newbie

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    Same issue here! Is there a fix other than reinstalling the iOS?
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Don't go to sleep.
    Use another device/alarm clock.
    Gamble on the iPhone waking you up and if it doesn't then hey, that's a day off work to lounge around.:D
     
  9. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    I've not had any issues, but also do not enable the snooze option. Could it be related?
     
  10. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you have selected sound which was removed after syncing? Try using another ringtone. I have been using alarm every morning and so far no issues.
     
  11. cynics macrumors G4

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    Its a default sound and the alarm works at this point 9 out of 10 times.
     
  12. cynics macrumors G4

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    I'll disable it to try it out. I don't use snooze anyway. The issue doesn't happen all the time so it will take a while to find out.
     
  13. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    WTF?!? Twice this week alarm with no sound :eek:
    Have my Edge as my backup. I'll say had. iPhone is now the backup o_O
    I'm going to play around with the settings and see what I find. Intermittent bugs are a pita :cool:
     
  14. Risco macrumors 68000

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    This keeps happening to me, any solution as I use snooze all the time!
     
  15. Frontstreet04 macrumors newbie

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    Same here, first time last Friday and failed yesterday and today also. Very annoying, last week I overslept for the first time in my life. Time to do something about it apple!
     
  16. adnbek, Jul 31, 2015
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    adnbek macrumors 65816

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    This has happened a few times already (about 5 times since the release of 8.4), latest being this morning. Last thing I was doing with the iphone was play podcasts through the speaker... I will test to see if this is the cause.

    Can anyone else share what they were doing with their phone too? Perhaps we can narrow down the cause.
     
  17. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    This just happened to me this morning. Last thing I was doing was watching YouTube videos! Interesting. I wonder if media apps leave the sound subsystem in an odd state keeping the alarm from going off.

    This makes me sad because now I have to go buy an old school bedside alarm clock. When it comes to alarms, even ONE failure makes it completely useless. I was lucky some driver outside decided to blow his horn at who knows what and that woke me up so was only two minutes late for work.
     
  18. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    interesting. Could be it. In any case, according to Apple, this issue may have already been resolved already in iOS 9. I reported it in a bug report and that is the response I got. I won't install beta software to confirm.
     
  19. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    That would be great.

    Hmm, I have iOS 9 beta on my iPad. I think I'll set a backup alarm there. :) Thanks for the report!
     
  20. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I'm on 8.4 and I've not had any such issues with the alarm on my iPhone 6 Plis. I've been using it regularly every week day and the sound has always gone off.
     
  21. jeff123816 macrumors member

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    This has happened to me twice on a 6 plus. Today, I overslept and was late to work. My phone is updated to the latest iOS. Has anyone come up with a solution yet?
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like the most practical of solutions is to use a backup (or simply another) alarm clock.
     

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