Questions tagged [alarm]

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How can I make iPhone clock alarms obey vibrate-only mode?

In the Clock app, if I use a timer or alarm that goes off while my iPhone is on vibrate mode, the alarm sound still goes off. Is there a way to make it obey the vibrate mode? Or a way to tell it ...
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How to stop the iPhone from vibrating for just the alarm?

How do I set the vibrate to not fire for alarms but still fire for calls, texts, emails, reminders, etc? I have looked at third party alarms but they all seem quite fallible, many do not work when ...
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iPhone alarm clock sometimes doesn't work

I can't count how often I overslept since I'm using my iPhone as my main alarm clock. I can't reproduce it and it's happening without any observable frequency of occurrence. Here is all I know: My ...
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iPhone alarm through headphones only?

By default the iPhone alarm sounds both through the headphones and speakers (understandably), is there a setting somewhere to set the alarm to only go through the headphones? (The use case is I want ...
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Why does my iPhone alarm go off one hour late?

I live in Italy and since the summer time change; I cannot set up the alarm to ring at the appropriate time. I need the alarm to ring at 6:30 am, but if i set the alarm to 6:30 it rings at 7:30 ...
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Can iPhone wake me up if I completely turn it off?

On the feature phones I used to have, I could set the alarm clock, then turn the phone "off": the alarm clock would trigger at the set time anyway. Can I do this on iPhone? By "off" (in quotes, ...
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iPhone 4S Alarm Volume

I've just recently switched from Android to Apple, and I'm wondering how I can make my Alarm Clock volume louder. I was late to work today because it didn't wake me up. On my Android I could set the ...
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How to make Siri set an alarm AND name/label the alarm at same time?

How can I make iOS's Siri set an alarm AND name/label the alarm at same time? I set many alarms on my iPhone5S running iOS7, and sometimes it's hard to remember what I set them for when they go off. ...
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IPhone 5 Alarm sound question

When you turn your ringer down during the day, so it only vibrates when someone calls, this also turns down your alarm. Is there a way to keep your alarm volume constant when you turn down your ringer?...
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iPhone 5 alarm—is there an option to have an “increasing melody” for the alarm?

I just made the switch from an Android and I had this option there. Does the iPhone have it as well? And a second question: will the alarm activate when the phone is off?
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Is there a repeating, vibrating timer app for the iPhone that supports app-switching?

When studying, I used to use one of those cheap digital kitchen timers that chirps every ten minutes as a little reminder of how fast time was passing -- it helped me keep track of time without the ...
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How many alarms can be set on iOS?

How many alarms can be set on an iPhone 5? Can you set one for every minute of the day (1440) or is there a limit on the number of alarms?
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iPhone/iPad alarm clock app with custom radio stream support

Is there a iPhone (or even better iPad) alarm clock app that will play a radio stream of my choosing to wake me up? With custom stream I mean the possibility to enter a custom URL to a .pls file, and ...
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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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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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Alarm application using the maximum possible volume level

The iPhone's alarm shares its volume with the ringer, and I don't want the ringer volume to be too loud. I am looking for an alarm application for iPhone using the maximum possible volume level. ...
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How do I exclude a single day from/preemptively snooze a daily alarm?

I have an alarm that goes off every day at 8. Sometimes I wake up earlier on my own accord, go out early and I don't need the alarm any more -- at 8, I'm already in the metro and I don't want it to ...
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How to set a Calendar alert for AFTER completion of an event?

I would like to set calendar alerts to happen at the scheduled completion time of my events - whatever that may be. I can't seem to figure out a way to do this. You can create alarms that go off ...
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How can I use OSX and/or iOS to wake up in the morning depending on calendar events?

I'm not a morning person however occasionally I have to do things in the morning. Currently it's up to me to adjust my alarm clock based on the events in my calendar for the next day. I'd like to ...
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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 a song from options for creating an alarm?

iOS 6 added the ability to use a song from your music library as the "Sound" for an alarm. Whenever you use a song - it stays in the list of songs to select in the future. Is there anyway to clear ...
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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 to stop iOS 10 alarm from silencing itself after 15 minutes?

Since updating to iOS 10, my alarm clock (which is set to play an hour-long song) is silencing itself after 15 minutes. It doesn't technically snooze itself, as the snooze button is still present on ...
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Set a personalized alarm clock schedule on iPhone

I need to set a schedule of alarms using the below formula: Day:yes Day:no For example, starting Monday: Day:alarm Monday:yes Tuesday:no Wednesday:yes Thursday:no Friday:yes Saturday:no Sunday:yes ...
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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 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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iPhone alarm doesn't go off sometimes!

At times, the alarm in my iPhone 4S sometimes doesn't go off as set. Or actually, it goes off and I see the corresponding UI on the screen but there is NO sound. This happens very randomly, may be ...
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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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iPhone app that allows disabling upcoming alarms

In Android, it's possible to dismiss an upcoming alarm before it goes off (for example, because you woke up before your alarm). Is there an iPhone alarm app that provides this functionality?
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Custom iPhone Alarm Visual Message

I'm looking for a way to use the built in iPhone alarm app, but I want it to display a customizable message when I wake up. I've heard of ways to make siri speak a message, but I want it to be purely ...
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Set off alarm when receiving text from a certain number?

Is there a way to set off an alarm or make an audible notification when I receive a text message only from a certain number? I like to keep my notifications on vibrate while I sleep, but my district ...
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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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I'm looking for an iphone alarm app with both programmable days and gradual alarm sound

It has to have days of the week to repeat alarms, i forget to set them otherwise. the default clock app has it. Alarms should get gradually louder, i'm sick of scrambling to silence the phone as soon ...
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iOS 9 alarm icon in status bar behaviour change?

I just updated to iOS 9.0.2 direct from iOS 8.4 and this morning (a Sunday) I noticed the alarm icon in my status bar. I have two repeating weekday alarms, and I thought the previous behaviour was to ...
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Is there no way to dismiss a timer/alarm with the earpod controls on iPhone that does not result in resuming playback?

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 6. This is what happens: Audio playing in the background OR paused audio playback Timer goes off with alarm sound Dismiss alarm with Earpods center button Playback resumes ...
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Is there an app that allows me to set music as an alarm?

Let me preface this by saying that I am not looking to set music in the built-in iOS Clock app. I have tried that and I had problems with it. I usually keep all sounds muted, so it won't work. I also ...
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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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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 make sure silent mode is turned off, the ringer volume is up and I have enough battery. This is, ...
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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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Triggering an alarm on MBP while the lid is closed

I would like to use an alarm clock application on my MacBook Pro. The thing is, that I need to close the lid on the MBP while sleeping. Now I know this is a common issue, but after moderate amount of ...
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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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Limitations on iOS background tasks

I'm thinking of doing an alarm clock for iPhone with music as alarm sound. I have also evaluated similar apps. They all seems to share the same limitation. If the app is not active when the alarm is ...
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How can I trigger my iPhone's alarm on receipt of an SMS message?

I want to give certain people the ability to wake me up by sending an SMS message (e.g. "Wake Up!") to me, even when Do Not Disturb is on. Is there a utility that makes this possible, or an app that ...
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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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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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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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How long does an iPhone alarm last?

I lost my iphone but the alarm is still on and I want to know if the alarm turns itself off or if someone calls the iPhone will the alarm turn off.
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Can't save alarm, iPhone 4s

My iPhone 4s has recently deleted all my alarms and now I can't create any new ones. Open Clock Tap Alarm. Screen shows "No Alarms" Tap "+" Choose: Time: 11:00PM, Repeat: Never, Label: Alarm, Sound: ...
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Autolock iphone?

I use my iPad and iPhone as an alarm clock every night and keep them plugged into the wall. I want to be able to look over during the night and check the time, but I don't want them to be open and ...
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Audible alarm for iPod Touch low battery

I'd like my iPod Touch to play an alarm sound whenever the battery is low (for example, 10% power remaining). Is it possible to do this?