iPhone Alarms Will Not Work Come New Year\'s Day! [Update]

Posted January 1, 2011 at 1:36am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 28767 views

According to numerous complaints on twitter, it seems that the iPhone's alarm clock will not function properly come New Year's Day. This particular glitch in the iOS software will affect all users who use the alarm clock without recurring alarms. According to 9to5mac, the glitch will fix itself on January 3rd. You may recall a similar bug in the iOS software which was later on fixed in iOS 4.2.1.

For now, make sure to set all your alarm clock to reoccur, or repeat on the days you want it to. This bug is present in 4.2.1 and earlier versions of iOS 4.

Update: Apple has responded to this issue

We're aware of an issue related to non repeating alarms set for January 1 or 2. Customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning January 3.

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JL - January 2, 2011 at 3:48pm
I fell victim to this today. I was late for work, lol.
unklbyl - January 2, 2011 at 12:34pm
FIX that problem by manually setting your iphone 4 to 4th of Jan, then the alarm works! I have NO repeating alarms on either of my iphone 4\'s. life is just too irregular!
HO - January 1, 2011 at 10:32pm
...oh mapple...anyway, there has to be a mix of elements to make this bug kick in, I just tested my alarm and didn\'t have any issues but then again I believe it has to do with the applications ur running, it\'s obvious anyway that is bad coding!
Jonah - January 2, 2011 at 1:17am
Is your alarm set to go off every day of the week including weekends? because the glitch did not occur to me and i was surprised. Then I went to the alarm app, played around with it, and found out that the glitch only happens when not all of the days are checked off but if all are checked then for some reason the alarm foes off.
HO - January 2, 2011 at 3:36am
Yup, set for everyday...
fs1034 - January 1, 2011 at 8:44pm
Not bull. My alarms failed to wake me up today, and I looked to see if they had gone off or not, and they hadn\'t, so I assumed another glitch from apple. Came back this evening to this news, so I turned out to be right. I have an iPhone 3G on 4.2.1 btw. Stupid Apple.
Benjamin - January 1, 2011 at 3:28pm
Simple solution... USE AN ALARM CLOCK.
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