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Time limit on alarms?


macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 23, 2011
I accidentally set an alarm for 7 PM instead of 7 AM last night, then cooked and ate dinner, watched TV, did the dishes, and finally returned to my room at around 9 PM to discover that my phone had vibrated itself off of my bedside table and was still going :eek:

Every alarm clock that I can recall ever having used, digital or otherwise, has a built-in auto shutoff. Does the iPhone have anything similar?
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macrumors 6502a
Mar 7, 2008
Upstate Central NY
This is my only complaint about the iPhone default alarms. I have several daily alarms set and among other occasions where an alarm tolled for a very long time I cannot tell you how many times over the years one went off seconds after I turned on the shower. And I take "Hollywood" showers sometimes and that alarm would ring for 15 to 20 minutes.

I too wish there were a setting to silence an alarm after X minutes.


The Doctor11

macrumors 603
Dec 15, 2013
New York
I don't know if they stop or how long it takes because I always turn the alarm off. But how violent does your phone vibrate? My phone doesn't move at all when it vibrates and half of the time I dont feel it vibrate.
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