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  • Apple Wakes up To Serious Alarm Clock Issue

    If you accidentally overslept today, you can blame the problem on Apple. And Apple will back you up on it.

    As it turns out, Apple is being flooded with thousands of complaints from users that their alarm clock feature (on the iPhone 4 and earlier models with software updates) is malfunctioning, particularly with regard to non-recurring alarms. This weekend Apple has not only acknowledged the problem, but promised a automatic alarm fix for the bug beginning tomorrow, January 3, 2011.

    We're aware of an issue related to non-repeating alarms set for January 1 or 2. Customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning January 3.
    This latest alarm clock glitch is eerily reminiscent of a similar bug that took aim at the alarm clock feature after Daylight Saving Time this past fall. Shortly before that issue, in September folks in Australia and New Zealand also began widely reporting that their iPhone alarms would sound an hour early.

    From last fall until today, message boards across the blogosphere have filled with complaints from people whose lives were propelled into turmoil as a result of being late for work, missing flights and other time-sensitive commitments. Thankfully, according to Apple, the snooze button on this bug has been officially whacked and the iPhone alarm clock should function normally beginning Monday morning.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Wakes up To Serious Alarm Clock Issue started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 90 Comments
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      Likewise, my alarm didn't go off this morning. Nothing like waking up, showering and eating breakfast in 7 minutes. Thanks, Apple!
    1. markito979's Avatar
      markito979 -
      my alarm work fine this morning
    1. kbennell's Avatar
      kbennell -
      I haven't seen anyone post the fix yet so here it is:

      iPhone Alarm Bug Has Simple Fix | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


      Worked for me =)
    1. TT KH's Avatar
      TT KH -
      Thank you Apple! The iPhone 4 alarm didn't wake me up, I was like an hour late to work today Jan 3 2011. So the solution is to delete all of the alarm.
    1. 613BulletProof's Avatar
      613BulletProof -
      Damn alarm, no wonder, at least 3-4 times now i was SUPPOSE to be woken up by the iphone, but i wasn't, i simply though hmm maybe the alarm wasn't loud enough, but now i see why. tsk tsk
    1. brandoncarr's Avatar
      brandoncarr -
      I needed to be up at 4:30 this morning for work, and in by 6. I ended up waking up AT 6. lol, missed my workout AND breakfast. I was cranky all day... Until lunch.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Thought I snoozed it and forgot. Turns out it wasn't my own fault, for once it's somebody else's fault lol. Think I'm gonna go download a new alarm clock app now since I was 30 minutes late to work on Saturday.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Mine worked fine today. Normal as always.
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Quote Originally Posted by DwayneDavis3 View Post
      For the love of God people...is the iPhone the ONLY means by which you're alerted to awake? ALWAYS have another clock by your bed just in case...sheeeesh!!
      Yeah, who would expect a $700 device to proficiently track time and sound alarms on time? An idiot, that's who. What do you think an iPhone is? Some kind of future cybernetic wizard box?
    1. ellyyun108's Avatar
      ellyyun108 -
      Apple's product is really very nice, and constant innovation.