Found a bug (maybe)

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Indecisi0n, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Indecisi0n macrumors regular

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    Not sure if this has been shared:

    If your alarm goes off the same time you receive a email (gmail app) then it turns your alarm off. I heard the alarm for a split second, then followed by the email alert then nothing.
     
  2. TrashCanBin macrumors regular

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    Same thing happens with imessages if you receive them on your lock screen. The sound just cuts off
     
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  4. John T macrumors 68020

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    It's not a bug. Activity switches the alarm off.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    How isn't that a bug? If you receive an iMessage the alarm shuts off? iMessages don't wake me up.
     
  6. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    Please read the OP's original post!
     
  8. Riverton macrumors member

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    Fundamental flaw, then. Call it what you will.
     
  9. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    When you go from the lock screen to the home screen, the status bar changes sizes. Battery gets smaller on the home screen. It's distracting.
     
  10. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    If you lock your 5s while in the Twitter, often times touchID won't work to unlock the device. Doesn't happen all the time. When it does happen, no Try Again or anything.
     
  11. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    He's saying if an email comes in and your alarm goes off at the same time, it shuts off the alarm. So how isn't this a problem? Some people receive dozens of emails a day, so odds are this bug (or call it whatever you want) will make people late for work a few times.
     
  12. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    That's not a bug. That's the design choice.
     
  13. kolax macrumors G3

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    That's a bad bug.

    I set 3 alarms in the morning because I've the habit of turning off the first one half asleep and snoozing without realising. It'd have to be a really bad morning for me to get a notification when each of my 3 alarms went off!

    Though OP - this means you go to bed with your phone not silenced? So I assume this bug only happens when the phone is in ringer mode? I wonder if it happens when you use the timer too.
     
  14. cynics macrumors G3

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    Ok, an email then. Does the same with messages. I can get easily over 600 messages and 100 emails a day.

    [​IMG]

    It's not completely out of the question for me to get some sort of message within seconds of my alarm going off.

    Regardless of email or messages how is the phone turning off the alarm without user input not a bug?

    Please dont say it's a "feature". :)
     
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  16. John T macrumors 68020

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    As I said before, please read the OP's original post!

    If you did so, you'd have seen that he said "If your alarm goes off the same time you receive a email (gmail app) then it turns your alarm off". to which I replied that it was the arrival of the email (or in your case, a message!) that turned the alarm off. The likelihood of the two events occurring at exactly the same time was purely coincidental and most unlikely to happen.
     
  17. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    purely coincidental or not, it is a bug like Daylight saving time bug which occurs once a year and it cant be tolerated. Saying by Apple that iOS is the world's most advanced mobile operating system is a bit funny when there are such minor bugs which cant be fixed for years.
     
  18. kolax macrumors G3

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    Why don't you understand that a notification should never turn an alarm off?
     
  19. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    You mean I can't show up to work hours late and simply say, "Sorry boss...got an email right as my alarm started going off, so I never heard it...but it's Apple, so I'm not fired, right?"

    :p
     
  20. John T macrumors 68020

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    You should get yourself a more understanding boss! ;)
     
  21. cynics macrumors G3

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    So since it's unlikely (it's not) it's not a bug?

    Doesn't have to be the same millisecond you get an email the alarm just has to be going off. It could be 20 minutes after the alarm start (granted you probably won't wake up then anyway) but if you hit snooze it could be an issue.

    I've often wondered why my alarm wasn't going off when I wake before it, hop in the shower and after the alarm time it's not going off. It's because I got a notification in that time. Granted again this hasn't been an issue just an odd inconsistency.

    Regardless of the situation and how likely or unlikely it is to happen it's still a bug that should not be overlooked. That's just substandard and for you that level of quality may be ok, but for me (especially since I use my iPhone as an alarm) I feel it should be fixed.
     
  22. tateu macrumors 6502

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    Does the email have to be received at the exact time the alarm goes off? On an iPhone 5s, iOS 7.0.3, with the alarm going off on the lockscreen, I have received 2 emails to the Gmail app, 3 emails to the Apple mail app and an iMessage. My alarm is still going. When a message comes in, the alarm volume drops for a second or two while the message sound goes off but then goes back to full volume.
     
  23. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    Well, it's a lousy choice. Why on earth would you make the bar change sizes from lock to homescreen? It's kind of an eye sore. Minor issue, but still. Seems odd.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps simply because they wanted to make things a bit larger on the lock screen given that it generally has more empty space and people often like to be able to quickly glance at it when the phone is a little further away from them compared to when they actually unlock and use the phone.
     
  25. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    I don't think that is it. It's about a 2 or 3 pixel difference. That isn't a significant increase to justify throwing the entire flow off from lock to unlock. No other iOS version that I am aware of has done this. I maintain that it is a bug.
     

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