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Votenanocratic Calculating status...
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Nov 29, 2011 3:53 PM

Had a bunch of saved alarms in the clock app, edited some last night, set 3 for this morning. They all went off, but then all my saved alarms were gone. What happened? iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.0.1
  • CHiKouNe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2012 9:14 AM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    I don't have an answer to your question, I just thought I'd report having the same problem. It happened to me twice within the last 12 hours.
    iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1 as well.

  • tvjames Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    Same thing.  The alarms were all there last night, including the one set for 6 am.  I woke up around 4 amd and decided 6 am was too early and they were all gone.  Set a new one for 6:30 am but the one at 6 am still went off.

  • Trisha17 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    I had the same problem this am. I have 4 alarms set in my phone. One daily, one for saturdays and one for sundays. The 4th was not turned on. After i edited the 4th one & hit save, all the other ones vanished. So I quickly re-set them up. After all that, at the time the one i edited was supposed to go off, IT DID. i know it was the original one due to the name i gave it. So now what? My phone shows 4 alarms, but now i possibly have 3 other hidden ones?? this is very annoying and there doesnt seem to be an answer to our problem. Nothing else had changed. I plugged in my phone to charge last night as I always do. My regular daily alarm woke me up today. No updates happened. I want my alarms to reappear. Because now what it looks like is that tomorrow (Saturday) i will have two different alarms going off at the same time. ARGH!

  • tvjames Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 10, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to Trisha17)

    Somebody somewhere at Apple must know about this bug (or at least its potential) because there is a fix. It's not elegant, but it does the trick.

     

    Create at least one new alarm. Then delete all the alarms. There seems (in my experience) to be a clean-up process that happens when you delete the last alarm, it removes all of the "hidden" ones as well. This is either good programming by a paranoid programmer or a tacit acknowledgement that the problem does exist and that this is a workaround to solve for it. 

  • Trisha17 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to tvjames)

    Thank you so much!! Sounds odd but I will try it as soon as I get home!

  • TripodUser Calculating status...
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    Mar 13, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    Same here - lost 6 or 7 alarms. Just installed iOS 5.1.

  • Fergiefur Calculating status...
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:22 PM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    This has happened to me 4 seperate times when I go and edit an alarm.  Every single alarm deletes.  This only happened since the iOS 5.1 update.  When I search Apple support for a solution, they want to charge me for help.

  • etyna Calculating status...
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    May 4, 2012 5:39 AM (in response to tvjames)

    Hi, It happened to me as well, too many times and I am really nervous about it. Does the solution suggested by tvjames really work for somebody? I used to have tons of alerts in there, and it's unforgiveble to lose them. Thanks

  • Trisha17 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to etyna)

    yes - delete all alarms & re set them up & the problem goes away. I havent had a problem since

  • Fergiefur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    I decided to try fixing it by restoring it. So far so good. But the disappearing alarms are speratic. I will update if this doesn't work. I didnt try what tvjames suggested. Good luck.

  • iSAWaUFO Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:31 PM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    Me too! iPod Touch 4th Gen. iOS 5.1.1

    I edited one of my alarms and then they were just all gone!

  • tvjames Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 2, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to tvjames)

    Happened again this morning.  Alarm was set for 5:50 am, but I decided that was too early.  So I edited the alarm for 6:30 and then forgot to hit "Save."  When I woke up at 7, I pressed the home button, entered my password and it returned to the alarms page (where I could see the unsaved 6:30 am alarm.)  I set it for 7:15 am and pressed Save.

     

    It went off correctly at 7:15, I silenced it somehow (not snooze) and pressed the top button to turn off the screen.  Then I realized I ought to re-set it to 5:50 so I pressed the home button, entered my password and it took me to the World Clocks screen of the Clock app.  I went to the alarms page and it was blank again.

     

    I'll try to be more mindful of what I did just prior to them disappearing next time they all disappear.  I probably had 9 alarms that I need to recreate.

  • jodamo5 Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    Me too!  I'm running and iPhone 3GS iOS 5.1.  I had about 20 alarms in my list.  Maybe 7 of them turned on.  I edited one this morning, it took me back to the Alarm screen and they're ALL gone!  Just a blank screen.

     

    This is the second time it has happened to me.  It happened about 2 weeks ago too.  I've only just activiated iCloud Calendar 2 weeks ago.  Could iCloud have anything to do with alarms getting wiped?

     

    (Note - I'm not referring to event reminders for calendar items, but alarms in the Clock app, like everyone else in this forum.)

  • jman995 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to Votenanocratic)

    Has happened two or three times to me; I want to say twice before iOs 5.1, and now once during 5.1.

    I had like 12 alarms (busy schedule) and I just added another one and *poof*, all the alarms were gone.

    Hope Apple fixes this bug soon, it's very frustrating to remember what all the alarms were for, and when.

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