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In iOS 5 - alarm sound/tone defaults to "Marimba"

1098 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2012 12:48 AM by planetgazer RSS
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Oct 18, 2011 9:06 AM

I have alarms set with my own ringtones/sounds and they have worked fine for years, but after the update to iOS 5, all my alarms, pre-exisiting as well as newly created, default to the Apple Marimba tone.  I can still edit and save the alarm witha chosen ringtone, but when the alarm actually goes off it is Marimba.


Anyone else having this problem or know how to correct it.  It may seem like a small thing, but it is still an annoyance.

  • planetgazer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 10:02 PM (in response to TGH)

    I just went into the clock app, selected alarm at the bottom, then tapped the + symbol on the top right. That takes you to add alarm. I selected sound and choose an alarm tone I liked (one that doesn't cause a heart attack when I am peacefully sleeping). I hit save. It set an alarm for the time I began the process but I just turned that off. After that, whether I set an alarm manually or with siri, the same tone resulted.

  • planetgazer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 12:48 AM (in response to planetgazer)

    Oops. Turns out I had to delete all previous alarms. The tone only reset for the alarms I selected for edit. Didn't take too long and now all alarms use the new tone.


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