built in alarm

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by islandsnow, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. islandsnow macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2008
    is it just me or does the alarm for the iphone go on forever unless you acknowledge it? i have an alarm set to recur on certain days at a certain time. right now its been going off for the past 7 minutes. i'm purposely letting it go to see how long it goes. this is ridiculous. is there a way to have the alarm stop after a minute if i don't snooze it or turn it off? if i'm not by my phone to catch the alarm going off i'm sure my battery life will get sucked dry. is here a better 3rd party app alarm that can do more than the built in alarm? in addition to having it STOP after a certain interval of time, hows about being able to set an alarm to recur every month on a certain date, or at least more options than just recurring on a certain day of the week. this alarm thing is irritating me so finally after 10 minutes now, i stopped it.
  2. Opie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2008
    your phone doesnt want to let you oversleep. You should thank it.
  3. islandsnow thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2008

    if that were the case, i wouldn't be posting here. and i didn't say i'm using it to wake me up. i use it to remind me of things but i have situations where i wouldn't be carrying my iphone with me all the time and may not hear the alarm. i know i know, you're probably saying i still should thank it because i won't miss whatever i wanted to be reminded of but again, thats not the point. even my bedside alarm clock is smart enough to realize that if i don't acknowledge that its going off for a while, it stops.
  4. Macgic macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    use the alarm from calendar app. you will get a little pop up (similar to a text) that says whatever the occurrence is in 15 minutes. it will vibrate once and thats it. The next time you open your phone you'll just see the little screen.
  5. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

    Bear Hunter

    Aug 10, 2008
  6. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2007
    So, what's the verdict? 10 minutes before it shuts off automatically?
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Fifteen, I believe. I had a silent alarm going (a ringtone with no sound, so just vibration) for fifteen.
  8. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2007
    Jeez. I don't think it is that necessary to have it go off for fifteen minutes but then again, there are many people out there who are heavy sleepers.
  9. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    As a night owl, I thank my built in alarm almost daily for getting me to work on time.

    You could create a custom rigtone that, while it continues to ring unless you stop it, only puts out a sound for three seconds (that might save battery life), turning off vibrate mode would do the same. But you should write to Apple, they might add an option for the alarm to go off only once for those of us using it as just a reminder of time or whatever. Who knows, they may put that into the next version update... or not, Apple does everything in their own good time.

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