iPhone or physical alarm lock?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ron7624, Aug 24, 2014.


iPhone or physical alarm clock?

Poll closed Sep 23, 2014.
  1. I use only my phone

    59 vote(s)
  2. I use an alarm clock or clock radio that is not a phone

    10 vote(s)
  3. I use my phone but have a clock or clock radio also.

    13 vote(s)
  4. Don't use either.

    5 vote(s)
  1. ron7624, Aug 24, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014

    ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    Has the iPhone hurt the alarm clock, clock radio industry?
    How many of you use your phone to wake you up in the morning?
    How many use a device like a clock or an alarm radio?
    If you use your iPhone to wake you up, do you still have a physical clock?
    I used a really great app with a charging base made by Kensington for my alarm clock because it stood up and showed the time, but the lightning connector made that option obsolete for me, so I bought a cheap clock radio for my night table so I could see what time it was if I beat the alarm when waking.
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    iPhone all the way. I don't even have a alarm clock anymore
  3. Izauze macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2013
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    iPhone only for me. Work perfectly and never fail to get me out of the bed. I remember when the power would go off and the old alarm would not go off, not anymore. I can even forget to put my iPhone on the charger and it still wakes me up 5 days a week!

    The alarm clock makers need to find another way to make money!
  5. triptolemus macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2011
    iPhone as an alarm clock... pffft... that's so last year. I use an earthquake to wake up... :cool:
  6. Shuri macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2011
    iPhone. Nothing better than coming home late and not being able to calculate the current time plus 8.5 hours anymore and just to let Siri do the work. :D
  7. ron7624 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    Every day? Hope not lol
    I need my alarm clock 5 days a week.
  8. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    I have a Sony dock and clock because I like to know what time it is when I wake up in the middle of the night. Some would say well just grad your phone and look at it, as true as that is the wife's arms just aren't that long. All that being said the Sony I have is also a lighting connector dock. It syncs the clock with the phone and you can use music on the phone to wake up to. I think anyway I don't use the clock as an alarm I use my iPhone. So I basically use it as a dock and a clock. It has a remote control too so you can control music from your device. Its pretty nice.

    This One:
  9. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I use my phone. I'm surprised that people still use dedicated alarms. Even before I got my first smartphone in 2009, I was using the alarms on the dumb phones I had. I think the last time I must have used a dedicated alarm clock was around 2003.
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Might have worked this past night, hopefully won't in the future.
  11. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Alarm clock.

    Between the time several years ago when my iPhone 3G bricked itself in the middle of the night, and all of the DST bugs iOS has had over the years, I don't trust my iPhone to wake me up when I tell it to.
  12. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Been using my iPhones alarm 6 days a week for nearly 3 years. Never had a problem.
  13. LadyX macrumors 68020


    Mar 4, 2012
    I use both. Physical alarm clock more though.
  14. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    Old time alarm? Nope!

    Bedside squeezebox radio? Yep!
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I use both. Rise on my iPhone or just my normal alarm clock.
    However 90% of the time I wake before they go off at 6:20.
  16. saudor macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
    Combination of iPhone and iPad. Sometimes both if i /must/ get up at a certain time (siri is useful here in configuring both at the same time)
  17. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    iPhone-only since 2007. It's never missed an alarm for me.

    I have an alarm clock on my night stand, mostly so I can see the time and use the radio. Totally forgot how to set an alarm on it though. :)
  18. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Bingo - EXACTLY our situation. Pretty sure I would need to call a help desk to set the alarm - but at home and in hotels we use the clock to see what time it is in the middle of the night.
  19. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Neither. I use the sunlight and generally go to bed early. :p
  20. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I thought some of the early lcd watches that predate the popularity of the mobile phone, started the trend of putting alarm clocks out of business.

    I do use the alarm clock on my iphone currently though.
  21. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I do the same. If I rally have to get up I'll set an alarm on two devices.
  22. imlovinit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2012
    Phone & Stock alarm. It's easy and fast to have multiple alarms. Tried some fancy alarm clock apps but eh I just need to wake up so I'm keeping stock.
  23. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Snooze is my best friend yet my worst enemy. iPhone all the way.
  24. ron7624, Aug 24, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014

    ron7624 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I wonder if SNOOZE could be a verbal command in iOS 8?
    Wouldn't that be great....
  25. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I have a speech recognition clock...so I just have to tell it to turn off the alarm.

    Then I tell it what I think of it... in extremely colorful terms!:eek:

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