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I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 6. This is what happens:

  1. Audio playing in the background OR paused audio playback
  2. Timer goes off with alarm sound
  3. Dismiss alarm with Earpods center button
  4. Playback resumes

I would have thought that after dismissing an alarm sound the phone would go back to whatever state it was in before the alarm, but that doesn't happen in the case of paused playback. This behavior is confusing and seems inconsistent.

Is there a way to turn of the Timer alarm using just Earpods, and without having music playback start?

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