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Alarm doesn't work since new year

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Dec 31, 2010 2:49 PM
Yesterday my alarms were working perfectly, today (Now 01/01/2011) they don't work at all. The time comes and goes and the alarm doesn't activate.

I am running iOS 4.0.2 - I never updated after hearing of problems with alarms funnily enough.

If I add a new alarm it doesn't work; if I modify an existing alarm, it doesn't work.

What's going on?! Help.
3GS, iOS 4
  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,740 points)
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:04 PM (in response to NRB73)
    The alarm bug related to the daylight savings transition, and resulted in them going off an hour early or late, not what you are reporting. Regardless, it was fixed in iOS 4.2.1.
    MacPro4,1 8 Core, MB Air3,2 (13"), Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 4, iOS 4.2.1, iPad 3G iOS 4.2.1, AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod
  • hey g Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:10 PM (in response to NRB73)
    Well my iPhone 4 running 4.2.1 has the same issue as reported. As does an iphone3 running an earlier version of ios4.

    At least with the daylight savings bug the alarm still worked. Now it doesn't work at all- I have tested it to check by setting an alarm ages minutes ahead- nothing. Cleared all alarms and started again- nothing. Poor.
    Iphone4, iOS 4
  • _vjay_ Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:18 PM (in response to modular747)
    I can confirm that this is not an old issue but is in fact a new one.

    I have 4.2.1 installed on my iPhone 3GS and my single use alarm doesn't work anymore.
    This is also an issue on iPod Touch 4 as after my alarm didn't go off I checked my daughters iPod to see if it was on other Apple devices which also has a non working single use alarm. Awesome.

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    3GS, iOS 4
  • Stilas Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:34 PM (in response to _vjay_)
    Can also confirm as a problem on 2 x iPhone 4's and a 3GS. The Alarm doesn't work at all.
    iPhone 4 and 3GS, iOS 4
  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,740 points)
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:38 PM (in response to Stilas)
    Stilas wrote:
    Can also confirm as a problem on 2 x iPhone 4's and a 3GS...

    Neither the iPhone 4 or the 3GS can run iOS 2.x. Do you mean 4.x? Since 1/1/11 hasn't arrived here yet, can't confirm this bug. All alarms still working.
    MacPro4,1 8 Core, MB Air3,2 (13"), Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 4, iOS 4.2.1, iPad 3G iOS 4.2.1, AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod
  • gswifty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:45 PM (in response to NRB73)
    Yep, Apple-fail. iPhone alarms not working. We have at least half a dozen people at work today who were late as their iPhone alarms didn't go off.
    Happy New Year!!!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • cethomme Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 4:25 PM (in response to NRB73)
    My alarm didn't work this morning, either. I have an iPhone 4 operating with the most recent software update. This could cause chaos around the world as people (expect to) wake up (at a certain time) on New Year's Day!
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • Richard Zabilski Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 4:42 PM (in response to NRB73)
    Phew!
    I thought I was the only one with this problem.
    I can confirm that non-repeat alarms have stopped working after midnight of the 31st December 2010.
    I know this because I set several alarms to remind me of midnight, and one at 12:10 to remind me to call my mother. The three pre-midnight alarms went off without problems. The 12:10 alarm never sounded however.

    I have tried setting several alarms this mornin and none worked, aside from recurring alarms which are unaffected.

    I tested this problem on my own 3GS running the latest OS 4.2.1 and my fiance's iPhone 4 running the same OS release.
    iOS 4
  • sweeteymichelle Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 4:49 PM (in response to Richard Zabilski)
    thousands of people depend on the iphone alarm !! so how many people will be late for doing something today??? i tried to plug into the computer again for itune updating, but still not functioning!!
    iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • _G Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 4:53 PM (in response to sweeteymichelle)
    Same issue here, alarm set for 8:00am on new years day and nada, zip zero. Running latest iOS and iPhone 4.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • jcowboy Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 4:54 PM (in response to NRB73)
    I live in Japan and my alarm did not wake me up this morning. I spent an hour trying to get it to work, gave up and got two 3rd party aps that work. I'd rather use the Apple ap. I haven't updated to 4.2 yet as I'd heard that it was real buggy. Except for the alarm is it safe to update, yet?

    Thanks & Happy New Year!
    MacBook Pro 17 inch, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone 3GS 4.1
  • liseelulu Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2010 5:00 PM (in response to NRB73)
    I have an iPhone 3GS and the alarm was working fine yesterday then today it stopped working and we missed a very important appointment. Not happy! So when is it going to be fixed?? I can down load a crappy app but I'd prefer to use the alarm on the iPhone if poss. And yes I have 4.2.1 running on my phone, no new updates as yet. Would it help if factory settings were restored through iTunes does anyone think??
    Compaq, Windows Vista
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