Alarm clock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Piotrch, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Piotrch macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone having an idea how to gat an alarm on the iPhone when the phone is switched off? Or is any App being able to do that?
     
  2. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    When you say "Switched off", do you mean powered down or sleeping? They mean 2 different things.

    1) If the phone is completely powered down, duh, no, there's no way to get the alarm. It's off.

    2) If the phone is sleeping (ie. you pressed the button at the top to turn off the screen), yes. Use the alarm function of the clock app. It'll go off at the desired time. However, I believe if the phone is in vibrate mode, you won't get the tones, just the buzzing (which may be an issue if you are a deep sleeper).
     
  3. Piotrch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I meant powered down. It what I thought but I hoped that I was just dumb... And no apps to go around that?They should develop one: most of the simple phones are able to do that...
     
  4. seifer333 macrumors member

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    a minor complain, but all other phones I've used (SE, Nokia) can still use the alarm function when the phone is switched off. Just like most laptops even if you take out the main battery, there is a small internal battery that keep all the computer information.

    I found this a little bit hard to believe apple would not implement this.
     
  5. Piotrch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed...¨
     
  6. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    I agree with this.

    OP if you're worried about battery life during the night just put your phone into aeroplane mode and turn off wifi. You'll basically use nothing overnight, and you also won't be disturbed by anyone calling or texting you.
     
  7. Piotrch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good point... And the time you need to do that, you have to get up, almost...
     
  8. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I never turn my phone off other than to reboot it occasionally. I thought everyone used it that way. Guess not. ;)
     
  9. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    Inaccurate.

    If the phone is in vibrate mode and the alarm goes off, it will vibrate AND still play the sound.
     
  10. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    You clearly don't know how disk drives work.
     
  11. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    If it is off, how is the app supposed to work? I also find it hard to believe other phones will have an alarm go off when they are physically shut down. If the alarm's going off, they're not entirely shut down, they're in sleep mode.
     
  12. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    I use 1% of my battery leaving it on overnight. I don't think that it really is an issue. The main issue for me would be the people calling/texting.
     
  13. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't sure since I've never needed to use it that way.
     
  14. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    again, inaccurate.

    i had a samsung 5600 flip back in the day that, when turned completely off, would turn on when the alarm was scheduled to go off.
     
  15. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    We're talking a straightforward definition here. 1) If it is completely off, it's not running anything. 2) If it's running something, it's not completely off. If there's some functionality to wake up/turn on the phone after X time, it's not completely off.
     

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