How trustworthy is the iPhone alarm clock?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wadawow, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. wadawow macrumors member

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    I need a dock and wondering if I should get an alarm/dock combo or just a dock... is it pretty reliable?
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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  3. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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    Weather the Alarm is reliable or not is besides the point...

    How good are you at getting up or hitting snooze a gazillion times...


    I sometimes find that I swipe instead of hit snooze on the screen when I'm zombie like but that might be just me.

    I invested in an old school alarm.
     
  4. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    I use alarm clock pro only 69p
    Hasn't let me down once.

    Has a great display so you can see it at night
    Loads of functions/settings too
     
  5. B J M macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_4 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8K2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Extremely reliable, I use it everyday and it has never failed me :D
     
  6. jdlorinser macrumors member

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    The iPhone alarm clock is one of the reasons why I must have my iPhone. I have a bad memory and i use the alarm clock to remind me to do things during the week. I tend to hit the snooze button alot, and this alarm clock will pester you a hundred times until you end the alarm. Much more reliable than other phones.
     
  7. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    The only thing to be wary about is when daylight savings time begins or ends.
    Seems like Apple has screwed this up every year since the iPhone began.
    I think this most recent daylight savings was the first one that wasn't effected by some bug or an other.
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    I use it daily. Going on 3+ years as my morning alarm without any problems.
     
  9. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    only when DST hits, it then gives me problems :p
     
  10. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I've never had a problem with my iPhone's alarm.
     
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  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I have some that are set for work Mon-Fri and they've yet to fail to go off. That's actually better than the Sony alarm clock I have on my night stand.
     
  14. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    exactly, it's the same here.
     
  15. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I use it as my only alarm clock. Has worked perfectly for the last 4 years for me.
     
  16. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    It has failed me once but that was during DST as one poster mentioned above
     
  17. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you disable automatic time... can go wrong sometimes
     
  18. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I found the alarm to be 100% reliable - so far. ;)
    If you don't want to mess with the snooze (I hate that second wake-up, the first time is bad enough :mad:) - turn it off.

    Also, I find the timer very useful.
     
  19. sharpycl macrumors 6502

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    Well I used it for over two years and it was 100% reliable. But I recently got a basic digital alarm clock for beside my bed so that I can keep my phone in my office so I can sleep better. So I'm no longer using it anymore. Still the best phone alarm clock I've ever used.
     
  20. iApache macrumors 6502

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    Yup, this is the only time it's failed me also. I have like 3 alarms set a few minutes apart form each other, lol., works like a charm
     
  21. aldoF macrumors regular

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    It's very good, I have it setup for MTWFS..I'm always late but it's got absolutely nothing to do with the reliability of the alarm :)
     
  22. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    I'm a postman who gets up at 4:30am so I need an alarm that's reliable.

    I've never been let down by my iPhone alarm yet.
     
  23. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    the only time it's failed me is when i've set am/pm wrong or when i've ran the battery dry through the night somehow. it's crazy persistant for you to actually tell it to stop so i'd say it's pretty good :)
     
  24. Surrix macrumors regular

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    100% reliability for me so far, but as noted probably hundreds of thousands have suffered DST bugs.
     
  25. mj662 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone Alarm clock is reliable and has multiple alarms but it is not the easiest to use. I hate digging thru menus to turn an alarm on or off.

    Beautiful Clock Radio is much easier to set, turn on and off and has better sounds and is a nice clock and radio. if you care about that.

    www.beautifulclockradio.com
     

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