iPhone Alarm Not Working Still

A lot of iPhone users had a rude awakening this new year when their alarm failed to go off. Apple soon acknowledged the problem with the following statement,

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″

January 3 (or 4 depending on where you are located) is already here but it looks like the issue is still noticed by a number of users. If you are one of those being affected by the issue, you can set a recurring alarm instead of the non-recurring one that you have set currently. This will prevent the issue from recurring, at least in the short term.

Meanwhile, the iPhone alarm bug seems to have affected a number of travelers and office-goers. Here are a couple of comments from our earlier post about the issue.


“Im a cabin crew, I set my alarm for my 5:45am sign on after new year’s eve. I almost miss my flight and might miss my job for this! Thankgoodness the crewing phoned and woke me up and just went straight away at the aircraft without our usual crew briefing.”


“I missed my 8am flight on Jan 2 due to this alarm malfunction and it cost me $469 to get a new ticket that would get me to Miami in time for the Orange Bowl. Wonder if Apple will reimburse me? Ha! That is the LAST time I’ll rely on my iPhone alarm without backup. C’mon Apple where’s the QC??”


“2 hours late for work after the 2 non-recurring alarms I set failed. The extra sleep was nice though”