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  • iOS Bug Wreaks Havoc on iPhone Alarms


    According to a handful of reports across the Web on Monday, it appears that a number of iPhone owners who chose to update devices last night awakened to an unpleasant surprise this morning (assuming they woke up on time).

    It seems that a bug in the overnight iOS update somehow managed to stymie iPhone alarms and render them unable to go off on schedule. Effectively, the alarms were disabled. It's the latest user grumbling associated with Apple's overnight updates that started with iOS 9.0.

    Although this is far from a recurring problem, it isn't the first time alarms have failed to sound due to a glitch. Some five years ago, an alarm clock-related bug caused an untold number of European citizens to be at least an hour late for work.

    So to avoid being caught off guard by a disabled alarm, keep in mind the known issues people are reporting today if you have done or plan to do an overnight update.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Bug Wreaks Havoc on iPhone Alarms started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      What's an overnight update?
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      Time change...that's in Europe only though -1hour, winter time
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      What's an overnight update?
      Readers who reached out to AppleInsider indicated that last week's iOS 9.1 update has brought the issue to light. Overnight updates are available starting with iOS 9.0.

      One reader, Gary, said he knows three people who used the new overnight update feature and slept in later than expected because their alarms were unexpectedly disabled.

      Others have also taken to Twitter and elsewhere to express their frustration that alarms were disabled as part of the iOS overnight update process. The iOS 9.0.1 update issued last month did fix some issues associated with alarms, but did not address the overnight update bug that remains in iOS 9.1.
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      Ups, that's new for me....didn't know
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbrks View Post
      Ups, that's new for me....didn't know
      Same here, a new one on me too. Auto firmware updates?
    1. sumsaykra-z's Avatar
      sumsaykra-z -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      Same here, a new one on me too. Auto firmware updates?
      iOS notifies you that an update is available and you click "Later". It then ask you if you want to install it between a certain time in the middle of the night. Makes sense on the surface but it definitely disabled my alarm from going off. I just attributed this to the phone wanting to go through an initial set up process.
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Quote Originally Posted by sumsaykra-z View Post
      iOS notifies you that an update is available and you click "Later". It then ask you if you want to install it between a certain time in the middle of the night. Makes sense on the surface but it definitely disabled my alarm from going off. I just attributed this to the phone wanting to go through an initial set up process.
      Not when your jailbroken. No firmware updates are ever shown.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Again? Really, Apple this isn't something that should be so difficult for you to figure out.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by cmwade77 View Post
      Again? Really, Apple this isn't something that should be so difficult for you to figure out.
      Apparently these programmers and their leads aren't that smart after all.
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      It happened to my wife yesterday. I woke her up and she was a little upset.
    1. StaceyMJ86's Avatar
      StaceyMJ86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      Not when your jailbroken. No firmware updates are ever shown.
      That's good to know. I haven't charged my phone overnight since being Jailbroken. I was afraid I would it would update to 9.1 and I would lose my jailbreak.
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Quote Originally Posted by StaceyMJ86 View Post
      That's good to know. I haven't charged my phone overnight since being Jailbroken. I was afraid I would it would update to 9.1 and I would lose my jailbreak.
      Nope, will not happen if your jailbroke.