Resolved "Attention Aware Features" completely silences alarm clock

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by derbaron, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. derbaron macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks, I've a problem with my iPhone X on iOS 12/12.0.1.

    I had a dentist appointment this morning. I had missed the last one after coming out of night shift, assuming I just shut off the alarm while still half asleep, but couldn't remember. I set up 2 alarms this time at 8:00 and 8:10 and put the phone out of "hands reach" in do not disturb-mode. I woke up at 9:08, grabbing my phone from the counter and could see the alarm going off on display, but absolutely no sound or vibration whatsoever. Luckily my dentist isn't far away, so I was able to get there a couple of minutes later, without a shower and tiny eyes.

    When I came home, I checked all the settings, alarm clock tone, volume etc. Everything was right, but the alarm still came on silent. After quite some time, I figured out that I made a change on the weekend within the settings under Face ID & Code, named Attention Aware Features. As I understand, this function checks if you're actually giving attention to the phone and keeps the display on or reduces the volume of sounds. After turning this feature off again, the alarm clock works like always, ringing loud and the phone vibrates.

    I didn't really miss the Attention Awareness in the past, but I don't like the fact that this bug appears on something important like my alarm clock. I absolutely rely on this app, especially while travelling. I'd like to know if anyone else has encountered this problem or maybe, if you own an iPhone X running on the latest iOS, some of you could make a quick check if this happens on your device.
     
  2. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve set alarms on an iPhone X & XS running iOS 12/12.0.1 with AAF enabled on both phones and have never had this issue. Try “Reset All Settings” if you continue to have the issue if you end up turning AAF back on.
     
  3. derbaron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. I've now made a reset for all settings and the alarm clock works with AAF on again. A little bit worried though, as I don't know what caused that trouble. Hope it's not reappearing again at a bad time.

    Solved.
     
  4. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    Might not be a bad idea to get another alarm clock and set two until you feel confident enough again to stick with just the phone.
     

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