Alarm which repeats -- not repeating *event*, repeating *alarm*?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by therealseebs, May 1, 2013.

  1. therealseebs macrumors 65816

    therealseebs

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    #1
    Simple question:

    On my Psion, Palm, and Blackberry devices, when an alarm was set for an event, the alarm would repeat pretty much forever until the user responded to it in some way.

    With iCal, if I happen not to be next to the device when the alarm happens, that's it. There is never another beep.

    I would like a suggestion as to a way to get notified forever until I respond in some way to the notification, so I don't have to cling to my iPad like a bewildered baby monkey to avoid missing alerts.
     
  2. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

    Bluemeanie1976

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    I use the alarm in 'clock'. Repeatable, can label it, and so on. Works fine for me. For ical you can also set the notification to be an alert, rather than a banner, and set it as a ringtone, rather than a chime.
     
  3. therealseebs thread starter macrumors 65816

    therealseebs

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    The alarm in Clock isn't able to do what I want -- which is, for instance, single-occurrence events three weeks out.

    It's already set to be an alert, but this doesn't do me any good if I don't happen to be interacting with the iPad, which I'm normally not. I am not quite sure as to the ringtone/chime distinction; both categories exist, does that mean that the ringtones will keep playing longer or something?
     

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