Stupid Alarm Clock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psychotropic, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. psychotropic macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2008
    Hi everyone:

    I am a proud original Iphone owner (16g), yet I have one complaint that I was wondering if anyone else was facing. This morning I was supposed to be at my internship (I am in a clinical psychology masters program) at 7:45. Last night I set my alarm for 7:00 and quickly fell asleep. This morning I woke up at 9:00!!! Now why is this you might ask? Because of the dumb scroll bar on the alarm configuration. This is the second or third time this has happened and I accept full responsibility (I will be going to walmart and purchasing an alarm clock today), but I was wondering if anyone else has had their alarm set for pm when you where expecting am?
  2. Akira1980 macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    San Diego
    I've been using iPhone for alarm clock for over a year now. And I never had any problems. Just take extra second or two to make sure it is AM or PM. And it is a good idea to have a back up for important stuff. Set two alarms in the iPhone. One for the time you want, and one maybe 30min later. That's what I do.
  3. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2003
    Me neither - find the alarm easy to use and its worked perfectly for me since it came out.
  4. KittyToy macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2007
    just pay close attention next time, I been using the alarm on my gen 1 phone since I got it and never had a problem. Sometimes I hit the snooze button to much and end up late anyway:D
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Ditto, my only concern is needing the dock as a stand. It has probably been the MOST reliable alarm clock I've ever had (and the easiest to set). I've had the count down timer to not go off before.
  6. cjandnw macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    South Jersey

    AM / PM

    I love the iPhone alarm.
  7. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    Switch to 24-hour time, and you'll never have any problems with that again :p
  8. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    yup, you just need to be careful...a gentle touch is definitely enough to create this kind of problem. Also, set multiple alarms (I set 5-6, with progressively more annoying tones, for 15 minute intervals since I like to...keep sleeping? I start with "Harp" for a gentle wake and then end with something annoying like Pinball or Trill; in between, I use my own tones)
  9. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    this goes for any alarm, not just the iphone. i am PARANOID about my alarm not going off and i literally check every detail ten times. am/pm, wake on or off, time set. its insane the amount of time i take to make sure its right
  10. bstpierre macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2008
    I have never had that problem on the iPhone but I have had that problem on regular alarms so be careful with the one you purchase.
  11. preguntonontrac macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2008
    Yeah even before iphone it always happen to all in any phone atleast once in his life.
  12. wronski macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
  13. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    Exactly. This problem has nothing to do with the scroll bar selection methond, but with a person's attention to detail. With any alarm you have to make sure that you select AM or PM (whether you directly choose AM/PM or whether you have to scroll the time around 12 hours to get to one or the other). If anything, the iPhone's method is more direct and understandable than most alarm clocks I've ever used.

    You're in a master program, so come on... you don't have the ability to look at what you're setting?
  14. paulold macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008
    Washington, DC
    My only (minor) complaint with the Alarm Clock is that when I upgraded to version 2.0, I lost my previous alarms. I had to create all my alarms again. (I use different times for different days and turn them on as needed.) When I upgraded to 2.0, I didn't lose anything else (that I can think of). I still have all my text messages. Hmm - I remember reading you lose your voicemails but I didn't have any to lose. My iPhone even remembered that I had the iPod set to repeat the one song over and over, even though it had to reimport all of my media when I updated. Funny what it remembered and what it didn't.
  15. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    Last I check, science advancement has not been able to cure stupidity, and neither has iPhone.
  16. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    *Sigh* I've done that. Not on my iPhone, but on a regular alarm. It's easier on the iPhone to remember because it says AM and PM and you can scroll to them rather than looking for the tiny dot signifying PM and then scrolling through 23 hours until you get back to the right time of day.
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Sorry you missed your appointment, but I haven't had this happen to me. Been using mine since January without any problems.
  18. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    I've used 24h time for the last 20 years.

    it's saved me a lot of headaches
  19. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Anyone who travels on business and has had to try and figure out how to set the alarm on a myriad of alarm clocks and then had a terrible night's sleep because you're paranoid that you've cocked it up and will be late, or has booked an alarm call and then had a terrible night's sleep because you're paranoid that they've cocked it up and you will be late, should love the iPhone alarm.

    Setting the time on an iPhone has to be one of the easiest interfaces I've ever seen. AM/PM is so obvious, it's totally ridiculous to be complaining about it.
  20. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    Ya, I used to wake up every hour of a night before anything important because I am afraid to have overslept. iPhone hasn't failed me once yet, so I am not concerned.
  21. oldschool macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2003
    #21 was the volume ;)
  22. whiteshadoww macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2008
    Santa Monica, CA
    Does the iPhone 3g alarm work when the phone has been shut down?
  23. luckygyrl83 macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2008
    Fullerton, CA
    I wonder about this myself. I would love to turn it off (due to drunk phone calls), but not if it means I wont be woken up in the morning.
  24. Flhusky macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    +1 to using 24 hour format. Really hard to screw that up.
    I find flipping the phone into silent mode before bed works wonders on 7am accidental calls. Alarms still go off to boot!
  25. ec51 macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2008
    I tried didnt go off for me with the phone off.

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