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January 3rd is here but many Apple iPhone alarm clocks are still not working

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January 3rd is here but many Apple iPhone alarm clocks are still not working
 We recently reported about a problem that many Apple iPhone users experienced right as the date changed to 1/1/11. From that point forward, owners of Apple's touchscreen device found that any alarm set to go off for one time only would fail. We also gave you a solution which was to set every alarm for multiple days and then delete the left over days once the bell rang.

No one seemed to care too much about the temporary fix because a story circulated that the problems with the alarm clock would self-correct on January 3rd. And that led to one of the most bizarre theories as some believed that the guys at Cupertino were so concerned about the lack of sleep that iPhone users would experience over the holiday weekend, that they purposely set the alarm clock to fail until businesses started re-opening on January 3rd. And while some did find that their alarm clock went back to work perfectly on Monday, the more typical example was the experience by iPhone user sueannelove from Singapore who tweeted, "My iPhone alarm didn't work again. Time to dig out (the) old school alarm clock."
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Regardless of whether you believe the story or not, the bottom line is that setting one-off alarms on the Apple iPhone is still resulting in the alarm clock failing and people missing appointments and coming in late for work. Until Apple send out a patch, you can still set your alarm for multiple days and delete them when you awaken, or buy a cheap alarm clock.

source: Reuters

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posted on 03 Jan 2011, 11:12 3

1. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


The world remains unmoved by this news. It's apple. Shit never works.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 13:21 2

3. trentsinmypants (Posts: 311; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


My alarm wasnt working on the first or the second but this morniing I had no issues with it not working. Went off at the correct time and everything. One thing I did notice is that after I snoozed it, it didnt go off. It seems like some of us might have the first alarm work but snoozing it turns it off.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 13:23 1

4. trentsinmypants (Posts: 311; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


"didnt go off again" - sorry, forgot to add that point in there......

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 20:16 1

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Sucks to own a Iphone now doesn't it.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 21:42

6. Mikkoaus (unregistered)


Hi Guys, I wondered why my alarm didn't work, and true to the fact that it hasn't fixed itself, but since taking on the tip of reseting my alarm each day which only takes 10 secs is proving to work me since Sunday, so for the time being while Apple works on a solution I'm happy to keep resetting my alarm

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 22:39

7. hornetmx (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)


Already then. I'm glad iphone user don't seem to mind. But let's see, you had to get a cover to get reception. Now you have to get a alarm clock to wake up. What's next, you'll need to buy a phone to make calls???
j/k there. I'm not an apple lover, but am all for an american company doing well. At least apple isheep are loyal. I rather them spend their money here than ship it out to asia or europe.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 06:36

8. yeah (unregistered)


so much for your 9.5/10 iphone. jeez! the game changer! yey!(sarcastic)

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