Alarm doesn't always go off?

fairnymph

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Sometimes my iphone's alarm fails to go off. I usually set at least 2 alarms. When I finally wake up, and slide on my phone, THEN the alarms go off, even though it's many hours later.

Any clue why this happens? The iphone alarm is one of the few that I actually wake up to, so having it fail is creating major problems.
 

AppleSJ511606

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Sometimes my iphone's alarm fails to go off. I usually set at least 2 alarms. When I finally wake up, and slide on my phone, THEN the alarms go off, even though it's many hours later.

Any clue why this happens? The iphone alarm is one of the few that I actually wake up to, so having it fail is creating major problems.
Odd indeed. Do you have anything that might be contributing to "offsetting" functions of your iPhone like 3rd party apps or an unlocked phone?

And what firmware are you using? Have you tried restoring it?
 

koobcamuk

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Mine's hacked. I can't remember if this has happened or not. I'll check over the weekend.
 

fairnymph

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It is not hacked in any way; no 3rd party apps.

Firmware version 1.1.1.

I haven't tried restoring or anything like that, but if I recall, this problem predates the most recent update. It's hard to say for sure because it is an intermittent problem.
 

AppleSJ511606

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the only problems I've had with my alarm is the fact that I've had it on viberate or volume all the way off and my iPhone is hacked via appsnapp. I've never heard anything to where it will go off later. Check apple's support???
 

Bernie-Mac

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Are you sure that the pm and am are the right ones? I kno i have overslept a few times because i set my alarm at 7 pm instead of am and didnt even notice
 

sdd4

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Sometimes my iphone's alarm fails to go off. I usually set at least 2 alarms. When I finally wake up, and slide on my phone, THEN the alarms go off, even though it's many hours later.

Any clue why this happens? The iphone alarm is one of the few that I actually wake up to, so having it fail is creating major problems.
I've definitely had this happen to me on more than one occasion. I'll unlock my phone and all of the alarms and scheduled tasks that may have occurred while it was locked all go off at once.

I have no clue why it did it, but I think it may have had to do with the time-resetting issue during a sync. Did you sync your phone or leave it attached to a computer right before or during the night?
 

Drumjim85

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Are you sure that the pm and am are the right ones? I kno i have overslept a few times because i set my alarm at 7 pm instead of am and didnt even notice
I've definitely had this happen to me on more than one occasion. I'll unlock my phone and all of the alarms and scheduled tasks that may have occurred while it was locked all go off at once.

I have no clue why it did it, but I think it may have had to do with the time-resetting issue during a sync. Did you sync your phone or leave it attached to a computer right before or during the night?
ya, it was the correct time... and the alarm didn't go off ... but as soon as i unlocked the phone, the alarm goes off and displays the alarm message ...
 

KittyToy

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that's odd i suggest taking it in and have it looked at, i use my alarm twice a day and never had a problem and my phone is hacked.:D
 

fairnymph

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I called Apple support and they were absolutely stumped, and suggested a complete clean restore. I guess I will do that, but it's sort of a pain because I use the calendar and notes CONSTANTLY and have a ton of data in there. I don't use calendar on my desktop so I'll have to set up and sync.I can email m notes to myself but I can't put them BACK on my phone easily.

Maybe this most recent firmware update will fix my problems.

I'm bummed as it's been acting buggy lately anyway - Safari completely crashing, and just a generally, returning to the home screen from whatever app I'm using, for no apparent reason.

I guess a complete restore or a refurbished would probably be wise...
 

londondude

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I called Apple support and they were absolutely stumped, and suggested a complete clean restore. I guess I will do that, but it's sort of a pain because I use the calendar and notes CONSTANTLY and have a ton of data in there. I don't use calendar on my desktop so I'll have to set up and sync.I can email m notes to myself but I can't put them BACK on my phone easily.

Maybe this most recent firmware update will fix my problems.

I'm bummed as it's been acting buggy lately anyway - Safari completely crashing, and just a generally, returning to the home screen from whatever app I'm using, for no apparent reason.

I guess a complete restore or a refurbished would probably be wise...
I have this alarm problem as it is not 100% constant. (i have a 1.12. new unhacked phone).

The alarm sometimes goes off but doesnt if i set it for many hours in the future. its like if the phone has been locked for more than a certain amount of time the phone goes into sleep mode and does not process the alarm. So when you unlock it it suddenly remembers.

really annoying cos i use my alarms regularly and my old phones would even alarm if the phone was switched off.
 

saisrujan

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Hmm... I remember having the same problem, but I guess this is what happened.

The alarm rings, but I would be so lazy that I wouldn't bother to switch it off. The phone keeps ranting for some time, and eventually times out (maybe after 5 minutes of non-stop noise) and stops its rant. I continue with my sleep, and wake up shocked after a couple of hours. I unlock the phone wondering what's wrong with the alarm, and then it starts its rant with renewed enthusiasm.

The solution, I plug my phones to a set of speakers, set at reasonable volume. Now, the alarm is so loud that I have to scramble to stop it, and I am all awake.

Its nice that I have to "unlock" the phone to stop the alarm. For that, at least one eye need to be open, and my finger needs to be steady enough!
 

Hustle

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When my alarm goes off, i always turn it off and go back to sleep, then wake up an hour later and blame my iPhone for its alarm not working properly. :p

D
 

rajfantastic

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any updates?? I really need to fix this issue. It usually only happens if I receive calls or text before the alarm goes off.
 

-aggie-

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Did anyone ever find a solution to this? I had this problem with my original iPhone and now the same with my 3GS.
Other than these posters 3 years ago, I don't believe this is a prevalent problem. Did you restore from a backup of the original iPhone onto your 3GS? If so, try restoring again, and setting up as new.
 

tencentcat

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Other than these posters 3 years ago, I don't believe this is a prevalent problem. Did you restore from a backup of the original iPhone onto your 3GS? If so, try restoring again, and setting up as new.
When this happened on my original iPhone, Apple replaced it with a new one.

My 3GS was set up as a new phone, so nothing coming over from the old one.
 

ulbador

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Some people have the ability to turn off the alarm clock on various devices without waking up.
ha, I've done this more than once. This happened to me on occasion after installing a scheduler to automatically send a text (jailbroken). That's the only time it's happened though where I didn't turn it off in my sleep.
 

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