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  • Edmund53 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't use the alarm that often but last night I paid an inflated price for a bed and breakfast in Scotland(£350 per night) and I missed my full traditional breakfast this morning because the alarm on my phone did not work I can understand why people are angry, because I was. My alarm clock costs about £5 and its works great, when I pay £500 for a device that its basic function is to ring then I want the alarm to work is that to much to expect.
  • Ch3wy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Lol, I read from some article that it is going to resume functionality on 3-Jan. I tested it during 00:01hrs and it worked. Great! Went back to sleep and wake up late because the alarm failed again. And I am late for work... Again...

    Conclusion:
    1. No matter how many test you conduct prior to official releases, there is still room for failure. No technology is perfect.
    2. *Apple has turned basic alarm clock feature into rocket science*.
    3. Like someone mentioned in the thread, its not a glitch, its a feature.

    We build our trust through simple things. I am not going to trust Apple product anymore.
  • DavidK2010 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    Julian Wright wrote:
    it didnt bother to wake me up so ive now missed a day of work which i will not get paid for,


    That was a long oversleep if you missed a whole day of work...



    I missed a days work too, which i wont get paid for, i drive buses, so if im late someone else does the run i am supposed to be doing, so it doesnt have to be a long oversleep to miss a days work!
  • nemes`S Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yeah, i met with the same problem too.

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  • JeroKane Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Well their statement was a lot of air as usual.

    As this morning on January the 3rd (and I activated my alarm after midnight) the alarm still didn't work!

    So Apple. Instead of giving out unconfirmed statements, why don't you just fix it ok!

    Thanks.
  • efefefefef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    .. what's wrong with Apple?
    Yesterday it was said that the bug will be fixed automatically on 01/03/2011. What was this morning ..?
    The alarm did not work again.

    It is high time that Apple can come up with something very quickly because times!!
  • oldscribe Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Hi,

    OK so yesterday I missed my alarm, no big deal, reset the iPhone date to the 3rd and it was fine, reset date and to day being the 3rd all is as it should be and the alarm is again working.

    This is technology which will never be 100% fool proof (nice if it were), and seriously if you are the sort of person who relies on a wake up alarm I would buy and old fashioned wind up travel clock. Or download a secondary alarm app from the store as backup.

    Happy new year to all.
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,670 points)
    But you activated an alarm that existed prior to January 3rd, right.

    You need to delete all single, pre-existing alarms and enter a new one.
  • oldscribe Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Hi deggie,



    [quote]But you activated an alarm that existed prior to January 3rd, right.[/quote]

    Yes, I only wanted to see that it was 1 and 2 that were affected and that on 3 it would be ok, and there was no point in setting original alarms for every day just to make the alarm functional for 24 Hr.
    [quote]You need to delete all single, pre-existing alarms and enter a new one.[/quote]

    I deleted all previous alarms yesterday and reset new ones this morning.
  • DavidK2010 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    oldscribe wrote:
    Hi,

    OK so yesterday I missed my alarm, no big deal, reset the iPhone date to the 3rd and it was fine, reset date and to day being the 3rd all is as it should be and the alarm is again working.

    This is technology which will never be 100% fool proof (nice if it were), and seriously if you are the sort of person who relies on a wake up alarm I would buy and old fashioned wind up travel clock. Or download a secondary alarm app from the store as backup.

    Happy new year to all.



    So you buy a normal Alarm clock, ill add to that a little black contacts book, because i lost all mine updaing to 4.2.1 now it wont sync to outlook, what will i need to buy next? my itunes collection on real CD's
  • oldscribe Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    So you buy a normal Alarm clock, ill add to that a little black contacts book, because i lost all mine updaing to 4.2.1 now it wont sync to outlook, what will i need to buy next? my itunes collection on real CD's



    Hi DavidK2010,

    I was not having a dig re my comment about old fashioned clock, mealy pointing out a safe guard and that technology always has the ability to fail, one reason I am a total Apple user hacked off with spending a small fortune over the years on Windows laptops.

    Re Outlook have you seen this I suspect you have but still
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1692

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  • DavidK2010 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    Sorry @ Oldscribe, im just used to people jumping down your throat when you mention a problem with their precious iphone, ie, you done it wrong, or it was designed like that, this forum is for people with problems with the phone, but if you mention a problem there are quiet a few on here who seem to believe the iphone dont have problems.

    again sorry

    And no i hadnt seen that article thanks, ill have a go, its only since upgrading to 4.2.1 that i cant sync contacts to phone, strange this is, if i add a contact on the phone and then sync it appears in outlook but not vice versa

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  • EllsbirdAgain Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I'll jump in here to add only that, as with most things in life, it's mostly in the way the SNAFU is handled. Again, Apple fails here. We all know they have our e-mail addresses. We essentially can't use iTunes without it.

    I read in one article about some (apparently weak) attempt to notify users. Oh yeah? Well you sure know how to find my iTunes account/e-mail address when you need to charge me for a purchase, why don't you use it for something important, like notifying us of essential problems? OK, day 1, no one knew. After day 1, send an e-mail as a COURTESY.

    Luckily for me, I only almost missed a running date on Sunday but managed to wake up on my own (by some miracle). I have read horror stories on the BBC about other's who rely on their alarms essential functions, missing very important, indeed life-threatening, deadlines. Apples non-chalant response is disgraceful.
  • Alain N. Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I've been working with computers professionally since 2000 and there's one mantra I always use:

    backup, backup, backup

    Backup all your data, especially when it is essential to properly function in your job or life. Learn how to backup all your valuable data on more than one place because no single electronic device can be trusted entirely when you got a situation that requires a 100% accuracy.

    It's also useful to point out that the iPhone Terms of Service specifically state:

    Article 7: "(...) You further acknowledge that the iPhone software and services are not intended or suitable for use in situations or environments where the failure or time delays of, or errors or inaccuracies in, the content, data or information provided by the iPhone software or services could lead to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage, including without limitation the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, life support or weapons systems. (...)"

    Source: http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/iphone.pdf

    In short: I am as angry as you are, but Apple cannot be sued for this. They more or less warned us.

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  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,460 points)
    My alarm clock is working perfectly with Firmware 3.0.1.