Alarm, does it ever shut off?

Jul 12, 2007
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It seems that the alarm will keep ringing indefinetley, or at least longer than I have been willing to test. Does it ever shut off?

If not, isn't this a major problem? If you setup your alarm and are not around, it will ring and vibrate for hours on end and drain the battery to zero?
 

ColsTiger

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It seems that the alarm will keep ringing indefinetley, or at least longer than I have been willing to test. Does it ever shut off?

If not, isn't this a major problem? If you setup your alarm and are not around, it will ring and vibrate for hours on end and drain the battery to zero?
That's the point of an alarm. If it quit ringing after a minute you might not ever wake up.;)
 
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That's the point of an alarm. If it quit ringing after a minute you might not ever wake up.;)
I disagree. It should have a limit. What if you are not home and have a recurring alarm seutp? You want it to go on forever?
 

Kev1000000

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I disagree. It should have a limit. What if you are not home and have a recurring alarm seutp? You want it to go on forever?
I completely agree. 1 Minute should be long enough. At most, 2 minutes. Please submit this to Apple through the feedback link. I will as well.
 

adseguy

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I completely agree. 1 Minute should be long enough. At most, 2 minutes. Please submit this to Apple through the feedback link. I will as well.
HAHA, try more like 10 minutes. I might not be that case, but even 10 minutes is difficult for some
 

Kev1000000

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HAHA, try more like 10 minutes. I might not be that case, but even 10 minutes is difficult for some
User-settable then? I really don't want my phone to vibrate for 10 minutes+ if I don't have it on me.

I use Alarms as alerts as well, not just for waking up.
 
Jul 12, 2007
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I think user configurable would be the best bet, with a reasonable default.

I am afraid to use this feature until this is in place. And I want to use it.
 

AllanGT

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I agree with a user configuration. I dunno about everyone else, but there are some mornings when it takes me longer than 2 or 3 minutes to get up.
 

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It's interesting that the alarm goes on forever, yet the meeting reminder only chirps once (or twice if you set the secondary reminder).