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Can't select snooze time in ical events

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  • mitnix6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 4:41 PM (in response to DonSuras)

    My life also runs on alerts, this is a major issue for me. It's seems like an odd thing for Apple to do. It's obvious multiple snooze options is useful, that's why they had it in all their other versions. Could the removal of this feature have anything to do with iCloud? Maybe they can't handle multiple snooze durations across all devices? If this is the case I would prefer not to use iCloud and have my snooze options back.


    And while they're at it, they can design the iCal and Contacts look and feel - what where they thinking? 've never seem something so ugly from Apple. Spending too much time removing useful features perhaps.

  • One13Truck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 10:37 PM (in response to mitnix6)

    It's a double punch for me since I don't use the iCloud. I turned it off as soon as it was added. But since the iPhone has been like this for as long as I remember I figured it would eventualy make its way to the iCal on the Mac as well. It's always frustrated me on the iPhone why it couln't offer multiple snooze options and the Mac did. That's why I never used it on the iPhone and only used it on the Mac.

  • Werner Goldbach Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 2:11 AM (in response to DonSuras)

    I'd suggest we all write some feedback to Apple to make them aware of this feature removal. I'm not sure if they actually follow these conversations here.



    The more people do it, the better the chances are to get the snooze times back some day.

  • Jeremy J. Dodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to Werner Goldbach)

    Great idea, Werner!


    I recommend everyone in this thread do the same.


    Here's the link again, just in case:


    And here's a sample submission to copy and paste:


    The new OS is amazing. Mountain Lion is significant improvement over Snow Leopard, and it's obvious.


    That said, I am missing one thing from Snow Leopoard, and that is the ability to set the snooze time on my calendar reminders.


    I know I am not alone in this desire (


    I hope that you can not just return the variable snooze times for ical reminders, but make them better than they've ever been.





    The goal is to get Apple to issue a fix in their first OS update. If enough of us submit feedback, it can happen!!!

  • Brian T. Nakamoto Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to Jeremy J. Dodd)

    Jeremy: Snooze time choices were available with iCal on Lion too.



    I suppose iCloud has the capacity to handle a gazillion notifications. However, Apple could cut down on the number of push notifications they have to send to all of my devices connected to iCloud if they let me choose how long to snooze each Calendar alarm. Doing so would also help me conserve battery life.

  • Jeremy J. Dodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to Brian T. Nakamoto)

    Brian: You're absolutely right. I got my OS's mixed up. Meant to say Lion.

  • Javier Bonafont Calculating status...
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    Aug 13, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to One13Truck)


    I just posted a similar complaint before i saw this thread.  How do I submit "feedback" to apple on this?  is there a page or forum for that?  this iCal thing is driving me nuts.   thanks!

  • Javier Bonafont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Javier Bonafont)

    Never mind.  I found the feedback page.

    Thanks! I'll add my name to the chorus!

  • Robert Karty Calculating status...
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    Aug 13, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to mitnix6)



    Yet another in a long list of things that weren't broke that Apple 'fixed'.

  • Tnapal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:10 AM (in response to Robert Karty)

    Apple, give us back the snooze function !

    Are you really working on your computer ?

  • Julatron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 6:25 PM (in response to mitnix6)

    Im brutally disappointed with this 'change' (seems more like a balls-up)


    I was already tired of events not being alerted, reminders just disappearing into the ether in iCal and had even been looking into buying Microsoft Outlook as I'd never really had any issues with it in 8 years working in one company. Was told that some bugs had been fixed in the new OS, so upgraded from snow leopard to ML and first thing I notice was - why is there no option for snooze times?


    What the ****?!

    Here I was hoping they'd maybe go the other way and let us CHOOSE whatever time we needed rather than the vastly limited ]1,5,15,30 mins, 1, 2 hours, 1 day -1 week] thing.


    Wow. what a decision.


    So am now thinking of uninstalling ML or having to buy outlook anyway. I seriously cannot comprehend the stupidity behind this move.

  • beargulch Calculating status...
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    Aug 23, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to DonSuras)

    This is driving me crazy as well.  I often set the snooze to varying amounts.  Now, I just have to click "snooze" 20 or 30 times before I can dismiss the reminder.  BTW, the Reminders app doesn't feature repeating reminders, so I have to use iCal.  Apparently they are integrated, but I don't understand how.


    Please, Apple, bring back settable snooze time!  And by the way, let us set it manually if we want — sometimes I want to snooze something for a day and a half!

  • j-rad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to DonSuras)

    Just one other observation... what possible use did Apple have in mind with preserving the snooze button (at all) when all the default alarms are 2 days out?  Are we supposed to snooze something 100 times?  I know you can change the default alarms to a few preselected times - this too should be however we want it, Apple - but why did Apple even leave the snooze button on the notification if their default is 2 days ahead?


    ... just hoping that they'll catch up to this and fix it in the .2 release.  I did see something about working on reminders as part of the .2 patches.  Hopefully, that will force a discussion about snooze times.   Just can't imagine that the Apple employed developers themselves haven't moved this to the top of the list.

  • MotleyPete Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 26, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to DonSuras)

    Just want to add another voice to the chorus. Reminders are significantly less usefull on OSX now that you can't snooze them for a day or two. I used that feature all the time.

  • mikehurren Calculating status...
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    Sep 6, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to DonSuras)

    Me, too.  I need this feature to come back, please!

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