Arg! Alarm Clock bug?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bluenoise, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    I use my iPhone's alarm clock to wake up on weekdays. Twice now, it has failed to go off in the past week or two. When I look at it, it's "Off," but I haven't turned it off. In fact the only time I ever launched the clock app was to set up this alarm, except when I've had to turn it back "On."

    Of all the bugs, this one really bothers me. I just deleted the alarm and made a new one. Hopefully, this doesn't happen again.
  2. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Keep us updated. If this is an issue, add it to the list. Poor Apple.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I use my alarm every day have two set 3.00am and 3.05. Both never fail to go off!
  4. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    Wow. If this is true this is a problem. I use my iPhone alarm clock as a backup to my regular alarm!
  5. advres Guest


    Oct 3, 2003
    I have used my phone as my alarm since the first generation and all software updates. None of the phones or software have ever "turned to off"without me doing it.
  6. bluenoise thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Same for me. This a first. I'm hoping it was just something wrong with the alarm I originally set up and the new alarm will be all right.
  7. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Guelph ON, Canada
    somebody is sliding the slider or turning off the alarm in their sleep...hate when that happens!
  8. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    no bueno! my iphone is the only alarm clock i use for waking up each/every day! keep us updated and if there is a problem, please follow the appropriate proceedure in reporting it to apple.
  9. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I got the same alarm set up since I got my first iPhone,every weekday at 5:45, never failed.

    maybe someone is messing with you, Wife?, Girlfriend, brother maybe?

    put a passcode on you phone if you don;t have it already.
  10. jackblack73 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    Are you sure you have it set properly to repeat?
  11. bluenoise thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Not a problem. My wife wouldn't do that and I've been the only person in the house for the past week.
  12. bluenoise thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Yes. It said "Weekdays" under the time on the list view.
  13. jackblack73 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    Now I'm wondering if I know how to use the alarm. When I set up an alarm there isn't even an option for every weekday. There's just every Monday, every Tuesday, etc.
  14. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    If you pick all days from monday to Friday, it displays as "weekdays"
  15. jackblack73 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    Oh I get it. Thanks.
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    So far, I haven't had a problem with the alarm clock.

    I wonder if you just turned it off and don't remember doing it. Maybe you should put your phone someplace where you have to get out of bet to turn it off. Hope you figure it out OP.
  17. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    I have also had no issues. My 3G gets me up every weekday at 4:25, as 'programmed'.

    The only time it doesn't is when I hit 'snooze' and then turn it off after I decide to finally get up, but before the snooze alarm goes off.

    It is at this point that I sometimes forget to go back in before bed and turn the alarm back on.

    My missed alarms have ALWAYS been my fault.
  18. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    My alarm works perfectly. It's never failed to go off, provided I remember to turn it on. I've been using mine as an alarm clock for the past year (3G and now iP4).
  19. IrishSniper87 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    My 3G has experienced this same issue, on the 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 software updates. It's rare for me, but it happens.

    I infrequently launch the app, but I have roughly 7 alarms.

    2 for Mon-Thurs (alarm and backup)
    2 for Fri (alarm and backup)
    1 as a weekly reminder to do something for work
    1 as a weekend alarm
    1 more for general reminders

    I find the alarms set to either MON-FRI or MON-THURS are the ones that sometimes shut off on me. I always check that they are on when I'm setting general reminders for myself. It's so strange that they shut off. At first I thought it was me accidentally turning them off, but it is not.
  20. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    I'm using a 3GS w/ iOS 4. Have been using it as my sole alarm with no problems so far. Hopefully this isn't an issue, because I typically rely on my phone as my only alarm (have used my Blackberry as my alarm clock for the past 3 years until getting the 3GS!).
  21. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    Well, since the overwhelming majority hasn't had an issue, I'd say that you are probably OK.

    Although, if you absolutely cannot oversleep...having only one alarm clock is really dangerous.
  22. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    True. I'll probably start setting a second, just to be on the safe side. LOL, in college I was always so worried about oversleeping for an exam. I'd be like, 'Dad, can you call me at _____ to make sure I'm up???' even though I'd set multiple alarms. :p
  23. bholaladka macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    i thought i had the same problem but i did not have the event on repeat. may be delete the alarm and re-add it and then make sure it is on repeat on weekdays.

    ps: 3 am is too early, may be Iphone is just being nice to you. :D
  24. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    I use my iPhone 4 everyday and so far its been perfect. Might I suggest a settings problem possibly? Maybe delete the alarm and recreate it. Then ensure its set to ON.
  25. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    Wow! I'm so glad somebody said something because I've had it happen a couple times. The message on the display appears but it doesn't buzz or go off with the ring tone. I do think this is a bug. It started happening on my 16 gb white 3GS with iOS4

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