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Is there any way to get an alarm notification on my iPhone if I get a certain email coming in? [duplicate]

I am looking to book a reservation for tickets and they send out emails when a ticket is available but usually it is at odd times and by the time I check my email and click on the link, someone else ...
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Ask Siri to change my wake up alarm time

In previous versions of iOS, I was able to ask Siri on either my iPhone or HomePod mini to “change my wake up time to 7 AM”. In recent versions of iOS, this feature disappeared. Now Siri says “you don’...
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How to trigger an alarm on the Telegram message?

I am looking for a way to implement next feature: I want to find a way on how to trigger any kind (not only from the built-in application) of alarm after the Telegram message. For example, I am ...
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Is it possible to set an alarm so it will only ring once?

I like to have an alarm go off hourly to help me stay focused, and I’ve set my phone up to play church bell sounds for each hour. This works well, except that the alarms will keep playing forever (or ...
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How can I prevent the alarm app from sounding during a phone call on iOS?

Is it possible to configure the alarm app from sounding during a phone call? This is extremely annoying that the alarm app sounds during a call. This is loud and you have to ask the other party to ...
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How can I have Sleep Focus stay on longer tonight?

Last night, I worked late and wanted to push back my usual Sleep Focus end time from 7:00 to 9:00am. It looked like I was allowed to do that: However, at 7:30am I was awakened by an email. Despite my ...
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My MacBook Pro beeps at random intervals

I was awakened last night by my MacBook beeping at what seemed like regular intervals. I shut it down. This morning I turned it on and the beeping came back. It was not completely regular. Sometimes, ...
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An Alarm for Calendar events

I have configured Calendar on my Mac to give an audible alert and show a notification when an event begins. However, this is nothing like enough for me – I still regularly miss meetings or arrive late ...
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Set default alarm app such that Siri alarm request is made in that app

How can I tell iphone OS to use a specific alarm clock app instead of default Clock app to for verbal request of 'set an alarm for 13:30'? (because default 9 minute snooze that can not be changed is ...
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Disable all alarms on iPhone

I thought that switching the mute switch will disable all non-music sounds, but apparently that's not the case. Adjusting the music volume of course also didn't help. Is there a way to globally mute ...
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Waking up iPhone causes the alarm's volume to reduce after a few seconds

I'm using iPhone 12 with iOS 15.2, and I have set alarms with custom ringtones from the music library which is synced from my laptop (macOS 12). When the alarm is triggered and the ringtone starts ...
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How can I use streaming radio as alarm notification sound in iPhone?

How can I use streaming radio as the notification sound in iPhone's Alarm app?
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Loss of numerical keypad to enter alarm times

For a while within the past year, I was delighted to find that my iPhone allowed me to enter an alarm time using a numerical keypad instead of the simulated dials. Now, it has reverted to the dials. ...
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How can I force my phone to ring an alarm whenever a calendar event starts?

My personal calendar only contains truly important events and I hate missing something when I forget about a notification. Is there an app (or iOS Calendar setting) that would make my phone vibrate ...
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Is it possible to make iOS Calendar alerts selectively make noise while in silent mode?

I usually leave my cell phone on silent mode. The only thing that breaks the silence are the alarms. Ideally I'd be able to selectively set some, or all, calendar alerts to make noise in silent mode. ...
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How can one easily toggle iOS so that ALL sounds (including alarms) are silenced for a set time period or until the toggle is reversed?

With the introduction of iOS 15 and focus mode, I have once again wished that I could find a simple way (on a standard, non-jailbroken iPhone) to temporarily silence all sounds, including alarms, for ...
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How to turn off sounds for everything except alarm

To make sure my alarm will wake me up, I turn the ringer volume up to max and turn my iPhone off of silent. This results in keyboard clicks, notifications, screenshots etc. being unbearably loud. I ...
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Apple Shortcut - query state of bedtime

I want to set up a shortcut, which sets airplane mode ON when I charge my phone while it's at scheduled bedtime. The best would be to set up automation When Charger Is Connected test if bedtime is ON ...
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Is there a way to set an alarm for sunrise, whenever that may be?

The title pretty much says it all. I've been wanting a "Sunrise alarm" for some time, but have never been able to find a way to do it - at least not a free one. In addition to much ...
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Alarm app stopped working if someone calls

When my alarm rings, if I immediately receive a call, my alarm stops ! This scenario doesn't make sense to me ! Do I have to use another alternative alarm apps? If so, what would you recommend ?
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How do I remove Bedtime in IOS 13

Even though I have Bedtime turned off in IOS 13, it still appears in my alarms, eating up screen space at the price of all my custom alarms that I do use. Worse, the IOS update turned on Bedtime ...
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Set alarm every 2 hour display on (Mac) [duplicate]

I intend to save my eyes healthy. So, i want to set alarm every 2 hour computer i used. I have tried to set on calender and clock, but i can't find the way.
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How do I tell Bedtime that I am awake?

I use iOS Bedtime as my morning alarm to wake up. Sometimes I wake up before the alarm goes off. How do I tell Bedtime that I'm awake and that I don't need to be woken that morning? The only method ...
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How to set custom m4a format audio file as alarm tone on iPhone

How can a custom audio file (m4a format) be set as my alarm tone on an iPhone? I am using an iPhone 8 running iOS 12.3.
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How to create two-week recurring alarms and reminders?

I have many events that recur on two-week time spanned schedules. For example, I have several things that happen based on a two-week period where these things repeat on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, ...
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How can I remove all alarm times from the clock app?

How can I remove all alarm times from the clock app on iOS 9.3.5 (iPad)? (regardless of whether the alarm is activated) When one has to many alarm times, the clock app becomes very laggish:
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Is there any way to know in how many hours the alarm will go off?

I need to know in how much time exactly the alarm will go off. The information it very important since when I go to bed I plan how many hours of sleep do I get and which alarm should I activate. ...
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iPhone Bedtime Options for Different Days

I use the Bedtime settings on the iPhone but I'd like to have different settings for different days. For instance, I have the same alarm time for Monday-Friday but would like a later alarm time for ...
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Have the snooze buttons on the iPhone changed?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been snoozing my iPhone SE’s alarm by pressing a button on the phone. As far as I can remember, any button would do - home, volume, on/off. Now, if I press the ...
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How to disable vibration for timer?

In iOS 12 clock app, you can control whether each alarm vibrates. In the timer section, you cannot control whether the timer vibrates. This question has already been asked here: How to disable ...
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I'm using Bedtime incorrectly—but in what way?

I'm new to iOS and trying to understand how to use Bedtime. Its documentation is sparse to nonexistent, and learning by trial and error is naturally impeded by the 24-hour cycle, so I've come here in ...
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How to set alarm clock when screen-time is active?

Often I don't go to bed until 'screen-time' is active. I'd like to check/set my alarm, but screen-time doesn't let me use the alarm/clock app. I couldn't find the "Clock" app in the "Always ...
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How to check device logs for alarms?

I upgraded my iPhone 6S to iOS 11 this year, and now the alarm clock occasionally doesn't ring even I silent mode is turned off, the ringer volume is up and I have enough battery. Of course, this is ...
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Location Based Alarm on iOS

Yup. I fell asleep on the train and missed my stop. So next time I was smart and thought that I would set an alarm. Then I went to sleep with the alarm set for 6:09 instead of 8:09. So I missed the ...
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Watch alarm now seems weak

I love the watch for silent alarms. The last couple days the haptics have seemed weak and i've slept through it. Timers seem normal. Anyone else seen this? Any solution? watchOS 4.3.1
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If I set a song as the alarm sound on my iPhone, does that count into playbacks?

If I use a track from my music library as the alarm sound — on any given iOS device, will the playback times be updated every time the alarm fires? Or maybe when the whole track is played?
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Setting an alarm using Siri on Apple Watch does not set an alarm on iPhone

When I set an alarm on my Apple Watch only the watch goes off when the alarm time comes around. I'd like my phone to also participate in the alarm. I've even tried saying: "Hey Siri, set an alarm on ...
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How to play alarm through headphones on iPhone?

Can an alarm sound in the headphone on iPhone, I don't care if it also sounds outside the headphones, but I think that having it come through the headphones would help me wake up, specifically ...
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Alarm not based on neither sound nor vibration

When my neighbour's iPhone alarm sound wakes him up each morning, it wakes me up too. To top it off he snoozes for aeons, which usually means I'll never get to sleep again, even after he gets up. I ...
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is the iPhone alarm supposed to be silent in Silent mode?

I have a problem where my iPhone alarm sometimes doesn't go off, causing me to oversleep. I thought I was just sleeping through it, but I tested creating new alarms for (current time + 1 minute) and ...
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iPad Air bedtime alarm sample loops indefinitely when stopped after upgrade to iOS 11

After upgrade to iOS 11 my iPad Air 32GB (MD786FD/A) I've got the following defect: the wake-up signal in the integrated bedtime application keeps playing after I touch 'stop' button on the screen or ...
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Set different volume for phone and clock

On iOS, is there a way to set a different volume (loudness level) for the alarms I set in the 'Clock' app? I'd like to lower the volume for the alarm I use to wake up in the morning, but without ...
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Why my iPhone vibrates for several seconds everyday at 12 O'Clock?

I am not sure if I am the only one who is facing this problem, but interesting thing is that my Iphone 5S(IOS 10.x.x) vibrates everyday 12 O'clock for several seconds and there is no way I can stop it....
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Unmute specific app when iPhone is in silent mode

I recently downloaded an app that tells me when someone in my direct area is in need of CPR (as I am an first aid worker). This app will sound an alarm to alert me, but this alarm is muted when I put ...
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Can I use the Bedtime alarm on iOS without using it as a morning alarm?

I use Sleep Cycle as an alarm clock/sleep tracker, but it doesn't offer a bedtime reminder functionality. Is there any way to use the native Bedtime alarm on iOS 10 without using it as a wakeup alarm ...
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How do I change the default alarm sound when creating an alarm with Siri?

I picked a song for an alarm and now every alarm that I create with Siri uses that song. I cannot change the default alarm song back to the default alarm sound. When I need to create an alarm ...
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When Do Not Disturb is set on iPhone, what will fire off and what will not?

It seems if Do Not Disturb is set to on (manually or daily scheduled) on the iPhone, then alarm (in the Clock app) will still fire off, but Calendar alerts will not fire off? What are the rules?
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How do I determine and shut off an alarm that goes off?

I have an iPhone 7 Plus running 10.1.1. Everything works fine but I have a audible notice that goes off every morning at 8:00am. The problem is I don't know what it is from. I checked the clock app ...
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iOS 10 my clock alarms only play twice

In iOS 9 my clock alarms repeated for an hour but in iOS 10 only play twice. My iPhone 6plus is so big and heavy it pulls my pants down if I wear it in a belt holster, so I often set it on the table. ...
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How long does the wake-up alarm last?

So I forgot my iPhone at my locker at school and I didn't turn off the wake-up alarm and I want to know how long it lasts.
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