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Where is the alarm clock on the iPad??

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zach80 Calculating status...
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Sep 25, 2011 11:34 AM

Um why is there not an alarm clock on the iPad? I mean it would be practical if I had a way to wake up in the morning but hey call me crazy. Apple needs to fix this like immediately. iPads definitely need alarm clock functions. iCal could at least have an alarm but it just makes a quiet little chirp. Come on Apple, put an alarm on the iPad!!!!

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,525 points)
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    Sep 25, 2011 11:42 AM (in response to zach80)

    These are user-to-user forums, they are not monitored by Apple. As to why there isn't a built-in clock, then I don't think Apple have ever released a reason why, and there is nothing to fix. There are lots of clock apps available in the app store

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,845 points)
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    Sep 25, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to zach80)

    OK - you're crazy. Happy now?

     

    No one from Apple reads these posts, Bellyache somewhere else.

     

    But if you'd like to provide constructive feedback to Apple you can do so here ...

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html

     

    The iPad needs this it needs that it needs ...blah, blah, blah

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)
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    Sep 25, 2011 11:57 AM (in response to zach80)

    As KP said, there are loads of Clock/alarm apps in the App Store.

    Personally, I use Nightstand Central, and it works really well.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,845 points)
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    Sep 28, 2011 5:30 PM (in response to zach80)

    Proof provided -- you are crazy!!! Lighten up Francis.

     

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,590 points)
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    Sep 28, 2011 5:33 PM (in response to zach80)

    There is no Apple supplied weather widget either. You think that there should be a alrm clock and others think that there should be a weather widget. Apple thinks that you folks should get your own damned alarm clock and weather widget, and likely another dozen or more things other folks think should be supplied. Perhaps you lot should really just get a life.

    '09 Mac mini, '06 iMac, iPad 2, Mac OS X (10.7.1), iOS (4.3.5) Mac fanboy since 1984!
  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)
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    Sep 28, 2011 11:37 PM (in response to Dah•veed)

    I don't really want to continue this thread but... I do find it odd that the iPad doesn't have the standard Apple weather and clock apps.  I think it's the only iOS device that doesn't.  All recent OS X versions have had these widgets too.

    I've not seen a stated reason why the iPad doesn't have them.

    Just wondering what the logic might be, that's all.

  • dsalant Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:12 PM (in response to zach80)

    Pointless? Yes.  But I'll help keep it alive.

     

    I firmly believe big a should somehow integrate a clock app similar or identical to the iPhone clock app. First off there is not one single argument why there should necessarily not be one. There are however many who feel that it should necessarily have such an app and resultantly there are many free and for pay apps out there, clearly there is a demand. The problem with those apps is they cannot run properly when not in the foreground even with jailbreak. It NECESSARILY has to be apple to give us a proper clock app and it bothers me 7 days a week that they have not. 

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,590 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:37 PM (in response to dsalant)

    The problem with those apps is they cannot run properly when not in the foreground...

    Please explain.

    '09 Mac mini, '06 iMac, iPad 2, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iOS (5) Mac fanboy since 1984!
  • mejudy Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:41 PM (in response to zach80)

    If you have the iPhone just use that for your alarm. My hubby & I use it all the time.

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 1:27 AM (in response to Dah•veed)

    What he means is that they only work properly if they are in the foreground when the iPad is put in standby.

    For example I use Nightstand Central, and it will only only ring for 30 seconds if app is in background.  It must be showing on-screen when the iPad is put in standby to ring for longer.

    The reason given is to preserve battery in case of alarm being left on by mistake.

    At the time I bought Nightstand Central, all the alternatives were the same. Maybe things have changed since.

  • serendippity Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:58 AM (in response to zach80)

    Apple should provide an alarm clock feature. I downloaded an alarm app last night, and it didn't work! My kids missed the bus, and letting users fend for themselves on such a basic feature seems ... DUMB.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to serendippity)

    serendippity wrote:

     


      letting users fend for themselves on such a basic feature seems ... DUMB.

    Expecting people to get themselves and their kids up in the morning without Apple's help?!? Scandalous!!!!

     

    Submit your feedback to Apple:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

  • serendippity Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    I understand why people are so sick of apple fanboys.

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