Alarm clock snooze

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  1. msintros macrumors member

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    I just got an iPhone after using Android for years and I feel dumb saying this but my biggest problem so far is the alarm clock.

    How does this snooze actually work (if it works)? There is nothing tell you how to use the snooze. I have the slider activated for the snooze function in the alarm screen but when the alarm goes off there is nothing to indicate how to use the snooze. On my Samsung, I could hit any of the buttons on the side to snooze, but with the iPhone it seems like everything just turns the alarm off.
     
  2. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    The button on the screen that says ‘snooze’ is a good place to start. I think the side volume buttons also snooze rather than stop the alarm as well but as I only do this in my early morning delirium I can’t say that with full confidence.
     
  3. msintros thread starter macrumors member

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    There is no "snooze" button.

    The side buttons do not snooze, they simply stop it.
     
  4. edfoo macrumors 6502

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    Can you take a photo of your screen when the alarm is going off, and then post it here?
     
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    You can turn off "Snooze" on each alarm.
     
  7. jldesutter83 macrumors regular

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    The power button snoozes. I hit about 4 times every morning. LOL
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Tap the big orange snooze button (on the screen) when the alarm is going off.
     
  9. msintros thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I feel a little stupid but in my defense, this is also Apple's fault.

    I had been doing this in tests by setting the alarm to be the next minute to learn the alarm behavior and with the phone display on, no, I never saw that screen with the snooze button.

    When you turn the phone display OFF, then when the alarm rings you will see the snooze screen as you would expect. But if the alarm goes off while the screen is on, it will just give you a notification that the alarm is going off (the other buttons don't snooze in this 'mode' either). This is honestly pretty stupid. Yes, you'll typically have the display off if you're asleep but why the clock app actually behaves differently if the display is off vs. on is kinda retarded.
     
  10. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Seeing how there is 7 - 9 mins for the snooze duration, I think it makes sense to not show the orange button if the display is on. As it is, the display goes right back to sleep once the snooze is engaged again. With the display on, it is assumed that the device is being used. Ergo, no snooze button is needed.

    That is my Apple guess.
     
  11. msintros thread starter macrumors member

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    Sure, I mean I can buy that. But why the snooze function itself obviously doesn't even activate is still a little silly. Like, from a programming standpoint, it seems like you'd have to specifically tell it NOT to do this thing that it should be doing instead of just let it do it and you (you know, the USER) decide whether or not you want it to keep going or not. It would be one thing if it were simply a lack of the button but the snooze function itself is turned off if the display is on.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I understand your analytical frustration. I too suffer from the logical vexation from time to time. However, when I need to engage the snooze, I am not seeking to ruminate over and pontificate the essence and sensibility of Apple's snooze display. ;)
     
  13. msintros thread starter macrumors member

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    lol, well now that I understand the (asinine) intricacies of the snooze, it won't really be a problem for me and I will spend approximately zero time ruminating, but I had to explain my frustration and maybe vindicate myself a tiny bit for having to ask such a lame question :)
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Don't worry about it. ;) I think most of us around here had had 'our moments' on the forum.

    As far as lame questions go, yours didn't even register on the lame meter. You need to work much harder if you want to really be lame on here. Lord knows, there is a long line of lamers in front of you. o_O
     
  15. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    This may be something you already know and if so I apologize. But if the alarm goes off while you are using your phone, as seen on the left, you can pull down on the notification to activate snooze again, as seen on the right. IMG_0185.JPG
     
  16. msintros thread starter macrumors member

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    :D That makes me feel slightly better..


    Actually I didn't know that, thank you. I did try tapping that little window that comes up but it just made it disappear if I recall. I think I tried swiping it from left to right with no effect, but I don't believe I tried swiping it down... I must not have if I never saw that. Definite oversight on my part.
     
  17. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully that helps. And that is really what these forums are for. These mini computers don't come with instruction manuals so we are left to figure out all of the ins and outs on our own lol.
     

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