iPhone 7(+) iPhone 7 Creates Silent Alarms for No Reason

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  1. Laisha macrumors regular

    Laisha

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    A couple of months ago, my previous iPhone 7’s alarm clock thing started creating new, blank alarms. I call them phantom alarms.

    They didn’t make any noise. They just appeared on my phone.

    But when I go in to delete the unwanted and apparently automatic alarm, there is none. I have no 3rd party alarm or clock app.

    In February, I slammed the phone in my car door, and the front camera (and therefore FaceTime) stopped working, so I sent it to Apple. I got a loaner, an iPhone 6, which I had to use for 3 weeks while Apple decided what to do with me. The problem was transferred to that loaner, but I didn’t pursue it cuz it wasn’t my phone.

    I got the replacement iPhone 7 Apple sent me, and the problem persisted.

    So, I deleted all of the alarms and rebooted the phone. Guess what? It’s still happening.

    It’s not the end of the world for me, but I do wish I could figure out what’s wrong and how to fix it.ip
     
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  3. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    What are the specific times of these phantom alarms?
    You may need to call the Ghostbusters (the older ones)
     
  4. Laisha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now that you mention it, the time is generally at the time I wake up my phone, not just in the morning, but throughout the day.

    Also: These alarms are always labeled "Alarm".
     
  5. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    Creepy.
    Have you been restoring your iPhones? It’s possible that this bug might be lingering in your backups.
     
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    The girls can kick butt too :)
     
  7. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    :p They couldn’t beat Bill Murray’s humor. Nobody beats Bill Murray.
     
  8. Laisha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, after I smashed the first one in the car door, I backed it up and sent it to Apple. When I got the loaner -- an iPhone 6 -- I restored it to the loaner. Then when I got the replacement iPhone 7, I restored that one.

    It was happening on the original iPhone 7...and it happened on the iPhone 6...and now on this brand new iPhone 7,

    Assuming you're right and the bug is lingering in the backups, how do I fix that?
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  9. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502a

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    You'd need to set it up as a new phone and not restore from a backup. Sounds like there's something corrupted in that backup that you keep transferring to the new phones.
     
  10. Laisha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to put everything but the alarms back on my phone, or do I have to start from scratch?
     
  11. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it's all or nothing with a backup.
     

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