Alarm problems with iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Impuls3101, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Impuls3101 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2013
    I am on a 4s and use my iPhone as my alarm clock. I have had 3 morning where it hasn't gone off in the last week. It worked the first time I updated to iOS 7 but the default sound was so soft I slept through it. I have since changed the tone and I am still have problems with it not going off. Last night I set again and it didn't go off but now it is showing me that the alarm is on for tomorrow morning. :confused: . 3rd party apps seem to work fine its just the built in alarm is hit or miss now.

    This is just a fyi to everyone that I would use another alarm clock if you rely on your iPhone.
  2. knightlie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    I've missed the alarm twice now, once using Rise and once with the built in alarm - both times I Wake to find the alarm message on the lock screen and no sound. I guess I'll have to dig out my old digital watch from somewhere...
  3. chambone macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    Must be some setting guys. I use two alarms on weekday mornings on my 4S and they wake me up fine, as they did with iOS 6. I'm using 'opening' which is the default sound I think. A thing to note is that I didn't actualy set the alarms in iOS 7, but they carried over from backup.
  4. nsnarayan10 macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2013
    I havent had any problem so far with the Alarm and when a new update is out issues vary from person to person and this probably looks like a bug in ios7 and I heard ios 7xx is in testing,so wait for them!
  5. tkwolf macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    As a medstudent, I have missed two lab sessions because of this. It is frustrating. Apple is getting on my nerves right now. I thought I was the only one.
  6. noTe on iPhone, Sep 24, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013

    noTe on iPhone macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    My alarm didn't wake me up today either. I made no changes in my alarm going from 6 to 7. iPhone 4S by the way and using a custom ring tone I made from a song on iTunes awhile ago.
  7. CB1234 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2012
    Dubai, UAE
    You are a medstudent and something as simple as Alarm is getting on your nerves!!!

    I would be worried to be your patient, whenever in future, if you can get through your nerves and the exams !!!
  8. cola79 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Same Problems on my 4s too. Working Alarm is a lottery ...
  9. StevenB14 macrumors regular


    May 23, 2012
    Anyone experiencing this on the iPhone 5s?

    Just wondering.
  10. tkwolf macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    Lol I am fine with those things, I just hate being late or missing anything. But really imagine having to wake up, finding out that you missed your labs which are necessary for your succeeding exams. Then the next day, with less sleep you wake up looking at your phone and realising that you are 2 hours late for the lab and lecture. Not a good way to start the week. This also isn't the first time that apple has had issues with alarms.
  11. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2013
    I have set alarm at 6:00 am on specific days and today it didnt work.
  12. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    My body is programmed to wake up the same time every day but the alarm makes me get up to turn it off.

    I noticed with iOS when I set my alarm in the morning it works, but when I set At night it doesn't. Then I noticed when you set alarm it defaults to current time. PM in this case. Wasn't always like that.
  13. StevenB14 macrumors regular


    May 23, 2012
    What phone are you using?

    So far not seen anyone say it's happening on iPhone 5s.
  14. netsped macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    I have the alarm to go on at 06:30 every week day. Both today and last Wednesday, it didn't wake me up.

    I did a complete restore and set my iPhone 5 as new. I have already programed a new alarm after the first day it didn't went on but today it happened again.

    Both days I have overslept :eek:

    I also woke up to find the snooze timer stopped on the lock screen.
  15. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    I can't remember the last time my alarm woke me up as I always wake up before it goes off. :mad:

    But mine goes off every morning.

    Not sure what's happening for you guys but it's a pretty serious bug!
  16. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2013
    hmmm strange, i also have set up as new iPhone 5. And also today it didnt work, while before it was working. Maybe some days are bugged
  17. OneMike, Sep 25, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2013

    OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I have the 5S.

    The issue was with me, not the phone.

    When you create a new alarm it defaults to the current time (1:17PM). I was changing the hours but not AM/PM. I don't have iOS 6 in front of me, but I don't believe it worked that way. I think it started at 12AM.

    edit. just looked at a youtube video and it seems it always defaulted to the current time... I don't know then. Guess it was always like that.
  18. Yptcn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    That's the advantage in being in a 24 h format ;)
  19. cola79 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Unfortunatley this does not help, we use this format here and i have the same problems with not working alarms...
  20. StevenB14 macrumors regular


    May 23, 2012
    Ah ok.

    Seems to be an issue relating to older devices upgrading to ios7. Haven't seen any reporting this with iPhone 5s.

    I use the alarm clock on it to get me up in the morning for work so was just trying to find out it if was something to be wary of.
  21. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I have 2 alarms set:

    1. every weekeday at 6:30am (wake up for work)
    2. every other day 6:00pm (Water the yard)

    Both have worked consistently since iOS 7 Beta 1 (3 months now).

    Have you tried to reset your settings? restarted the phone?
  22. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2013
    Here is pic of additional alarm glitch. I have woke up earlier than alarm was set, turned off and alarm icon still stayed

    Attached Files:

  23. badtz8 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2013

    I have the exact same problem, iPhone 4S after upgrading to iOS7, the alarm clock randomly doesn't ring, just displays the message on screen. Happened 3 times in 2 weeks... I didn't do the latest system update that fixed a few things, did some people do it and did it change something for the alarm ?
  24. ultranoia macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
    I'm having the same alarm problem on my iPad 3 running ios7--i set an alarm for the next morning (am), and it never goes off. Today i noticed the alarm had moved forward one day. (Monday night i set the alarm for tuesday morning; on tuesday morning, the alarm had jumped to wednesday morning.)
  25. Jeans515 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    I have the iPhone 5 and have had increasing issues with alarms not going off. I have set them all in iOS 7. I am trying to delete them all and resetting them to see if this solves the problem. However, I am not optimistic.

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