iPhone as an alarm clock?

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  1. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    Does the iPhone include an option to use it as an alarm clock?

    I got no proper clock in my room so I get woken up by my cell phone every morning. It slowly starts to fall apart now, so that would be a good excuse to get an iPhone, but I still need to get up in the morning (or at least that's what my company claims).
     
  2. Stig McNasty macrumors regular

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    Now The KLF are a reason to get out of bed in the morning :)
     
  3. zerofiftysix macrumors member

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    I use my iPhone as an alarm clock even though I have a perfectly good one next to me on the night stand. It's habit, I suppose.

    It's in the clocks/time/whatev app
     
  4. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 8gb: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    you better beleive it does.

    Sadly though it is little more than a glorified Bizet alarm (uses your ringtones as alarm options).

    Personally I prefered the clasic iPod style of letting you hose a play list.

    None the less its 7 and I am up in time for school so I guess it will do.
     
  5. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502

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    I love it!

    I love the alarm! I'm a light sleeper and wake up gently to the harp alarm, but they have much more obnoxious ones to choose if you need more help to wake up. (It has a 9 minute snooze, but I've read on here that some people set multiple alarms at 3 or 4 minute intervals with increasingly annoying sounds.)

    I also like the ability to set up multiple alarms with descriptions to remind you want the alarm is for! I have 4 kids and it helps to remind me which kid needs to go where and when to pick up!

    The iPod sleep timer is nice, too!
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I use the alarm clock feature all the time on my iPhone when I away from home -- or at least not sleeping near my regular alarm clock. It works great!
     
  7. pazreal macrumors regular

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    Can you use custom ringtones as the alarm or only the stock set?
     
  8. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    yes, you can use custom ringtones as well for the alarm.
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    yes
     
  10. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    It's now my only alarm - I love the fact I can set two alarms for the morning - one at 7 to get me slowly awake (one of the quieter subtle ringtones) and then the full on church bells to get me out of bed at 7.30! The working week/5 day option is very handy.
     
  11. knoxtown macrumors 6502

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    I get to wake up to Jimi Hendrix every morning!!! I love it!:)
     
  12. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using a custom ringtone of an air raid siren as a ringtone. Wakes me right up.
     
  13. vishaldove macrumors newbie

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    Bloody Sleep

    Its over 4 months i have had the iPhone and i have been using the alarm for 4 months and i keep next to bed.

    However, i am always away before the alarm wakes me up. So i have never heard the alarm in the morning. I get up 2 minutes before the alarm and turn the alarm off. But strange thing is - i check the alarm time every night just in case i dont wake up in the morning before alarm rings- although i know i will be up before the alarm buzzes.

    What the heck...... eh/
     
  14. d wade macrumors 65816

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    thats what i do! and i usually make it a very loud and upbeat song to make sure it gets my attention
     
  15. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    It's already bad enough I have to wake up randomly from my work phone going off at odd hours of the night! I don't want to think of my iPhone like I do that other evil piece of junk.
     
  16. londondude macrumors regular

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    The alarm for me is awful!!

    it doesnt go off if its locked and no matter what i have tried it hasnt been able to go off when.

    So i have had to keep my old phone to use the alarm. My only real gripe about my IPHONE.
     
  17. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502

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    Return it and get one that works! It's an important feature (to me, at least!):)
     
  18. d wade macrumors 65816

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    sounds like a problem with you or your phone's software.

    i couldnt live without my iphone alarm clock.

    you can set specific days you want it to go of.. and i have classes and different times on diff days.

    so i have multiple alarms set for say.. Mon/Wed @ 9am, and one for Tues/Thurs @10am, and a diff one for friday.

    like i said, i seriously couldnt live without my iphone alarm clock function.
     
  19. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    I use the alarm function as my sole alarm and it works flawlessly. I sleep my phone each night (but do not require a pass code) and it always goes off, even if I left it in vibrate mode.
     
  20. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I have "Here Comes The Sun"...

    and it gets me highly motivated each time I wake to it. :p
     
  21. macbookhamburg macrumors regular

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    but it always only plays the first 8 seconds of every song right ?
    at least i couldn´t get it to play my custom stuff longer ...???
     
  22. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I use my iPhone as an alarm clock every day. It works great.
     
  23. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    So set the alarm for three minutes earlier!!!:p
     
  24. c-Row thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Indeed. :)

    Thanks for all the answers. Looks like I can sleep well now. ;)
     

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