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D Cleland Calculating status...
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Oct 11, 2007 11:37 PM
I am playing with alarms - I can set a visual message but no audio ? I get the odd beep when I do things but i is not that loud. Is it possible to get the alarm to make a sound ?
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  • GFF Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
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    Oct 11, 2007 11:43 PM (in response to D Cleland)
    the alarm on the ipod touch only makes a few various beeps for the alarm sound.There is no way to make it louder than turning up your volume on the ipod. THe sound of the alarm will only be heard when the headphones are on your ears. There is no speaker on the ipod touch.

    Powerbook 1.25 ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 4 gb (product) red Ipod Nano w/Nike +, 16 gb IPod Touch
  • angrest Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2007 1:12 AM (in response to GFF)
    ... this is simply wrong. The touch has a speaker and you can test the alarm sounds - be sure to have the beeper enabled (settings/general/soundeffects (? have a german dilalogue))
    The test works for me, the actual alarm is not audible - probably a bug.
    iPod Touch, Windows XP Pro
  • Mattias Sandstrom Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2007 5:21 AM (in response to angrest)
    angrest wrote:
    The test works for me, the actual alarm is not audible - probably a bug.

    I second that. Same problem here, the only thing that actually works is the "Set iPod to Sleep" that at least helps me save the cake in the oven or the eggs from turning green...
    Windows XP Pro
  • emptysea57 Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2007 2:51 PM (in response to D Cleland)
    Good news (and bad). The Alarm, Timer and Calendar alerts CAN be heard on the external speaker. I found this out after thinking that the iPod was NOT a usable alarm unless having the headphones attached. It's a bug that I've narrowed down to this: Reset your iPod settings in the Settings section under General. Then make sure that the Sound Effects setting, also under General, is enabled for 'Both' The sounds WILL be heard externally (the Good news). This gives it relatively helpful PDA functionality for all alerts. However, this will become mute (external speaker) which you have all experienced, as soon as you plug in the sync cord. As soon as this happens, even if you disable via the sync command, it will mute the external sound (very bad news). Haven't heard this brought up yet, since I just started searching the forums. But reset again and it works flawlessly...until you plug it back in to sync or recharge. Major bummer and annoying as ****.
    iPod touch 16gb, Mac OS X (10.4.10), gift from my 13 yr son to replace my ancient Palm
  • hoodoo1966 Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2007 12:57 PM (in response to emptysea57)
    You're right, I just replicated that bug. Obviossly resetting isn't practical, as that wipes out all world clocks, etc.

    I was wondering this morning why the Touch didn't wake me up this morning! And I'm not planning on wearing headphones while sleeping!

    That is did that get past even Alpha testing, let alone Beta?

    Combined with the cover flow disaster (mismatched albums artists and songs) I'm not too impressed with the software thus far...I have version 1.1.1 hopefully these things should get fixed up for 1.1.2
    Acer 2300, Windows XP
  • I_AM_CANADIAN Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:50 PM (in response to D Cleland)
    This issue still has not been fixed with the current version of the 1.1.2 assuming of course that the version available is the formal update.
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • jeffanon Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 4, 2007 12:40 PM (in response to D Cleland)
    You can get audio if you have Settings:General:Sound Effects set to Both, but the alarms are so mousy that there's really not much point. They wouldn't wake a flea, and unfortunately there's no way to control the alarm volume. Apple still thinks of this as primarily a music and video player and doesn't really get the fact that it could be a great personal information manager, a replacement for Palm Pilots and other such devices. Witness the fact that the Touch came out with no way to add events on the handheld (since fixed). The alarm sound problem is still there. And you can set alarms for calendar events, but only using Apple's presets, instead of however many minutes, hours, or days you choose. (You can set more specific times on the computer and the Touch will recognize them.)

    Apple needs to hear from all of us who use the Touch as a PIM in addition to enjoying it as a music player.
    12" powerbook, iPod Touch, iPod photo


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