iPhone alarm bug resurfaces (again)

Darren Allan

March 28, 2011

The iPhone might be Apple’s pride and joy handset, but it has certainly been dogged by some problems.

Antennagate with the iPhone 4, for example, which blighted the launch of the fourth incarnation (but didn’t affect its success). And then there’s the persistent alarm clock bug.

Yes, spring is in the air, the clocks have gone forward, and once again the seasonal time change has played merry hell with iPhone alarms in the UK.

Only some iPhone owners appear to have been affected, but that unlucky lot were either woken an hour late, or their alarm didn’t go off at all first thing this morning. Some folks even reported that their alarm went off early…

And plenty of people hit Twitter with complaints. Andy Thelwell tweeted: “iPhone alarm for 7am went off at 6.09am this morning (!!!). 51 mins less sleep… just the thing I need, especially with a new baby in tow!”

This issue struck in the autumn when the clocks went back, and again in the new year, when Apple promised it would be sorted. Evidently it still isn’t, which is a tad embarrassing for the company.

When October comes, and the hour changes again, we’d recommend having a back-up if you normally rely on your iPhone alarm to stir you from your pit. Or maybe a fully working alarm – guaranteed – will be one of the big new showcased features for the iPhone 5


Comments in chronological order (2 comments)

  1. Shadow says:

    It only does everything? Indeed..

  2. heavy sleeper says:

    this glich on iphpne alarm clock is very good reason to upgrage your alarm clock. there are a lot of reasons to stop using your Iphone alatm clock. if you want to sure your alarm clock will work and wake you up on time you need to stop using your smartphones aralm clock.

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