How to Work Around the iPhone Alarm Problem

By now you’ve almost certainly heard that there’s yet another problem with the iPhone’s alarm. Luckily, there are some things you can do to work around the problem so that you still have an alarm despite the issue. Of course, Apple is supposed to come out with a fix for this issue but in the meantime, try these three workarounds:

1. Gizmodo’s Suggestion

Gizmodo has recommended a terrific way to deal with the iPhone alarm issue until Apple fixes the problem. They suggest not using the one-time-use alarm option and instead setting a repeating alarm. Here’s how:

  • Go to the “clock”.
  • Press the “plus” sign.
  • Set the alarm to the time that you want it to be set to go off.
  • Select “repeat”.
  • Set the “repeat interval” option. If you really do want the alarm to repeat on a regular basis then set it for whatever interval you desire. Otherwise, you can put it at any setting because you’ll just be turning it off anyway.
  • Select to “save”.

2. Business Insider’s Suggestion

Business Insider reports that it’s important to make sure that you delete all saved alarms because they’re confusing the iPhone at the current time. Here’s how:

  • Go to the “clock”.
  • Select to “edit”.
  • Look at your saved alarms. There is a red “minus” sign next to each of them. Hit this to delete them one at a time.

After the problem has been remedied you should be able to return to using saved alarms.

3. Alarm Apps

There is absolutely no reason why you need to rely on the built in alarm clock of the iPhone to be able to use it as an alarm. That’s what apps are for! There are quite a few options for iPhone alarm apps. Some recommendations include:

  • Alarm Clock Pro. This inexpensive app shows the time in a digital display. It has numerous features including waking up to your own iTunes music choices, snoozing the alarm and changing the format of the time display.
  • Nightstand Central. This free app not only serves as an alarm clock but also provides you with up to date weather information.
  • Sleep Cycle. This inexpensive app is described by its maker as “a bio-alarm clock that analyses your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase”. Sounds healthy which is always a great way to start the New Year!

4. Go Old School

Remember back to the time before your phone worked as an alarm? You probably had a clock radio, a timer on your television or some other method of getting woken up at the right time each day. Go back to your old ways for the time being instead of relying on the iPhone as your only alarm.

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