iPhone Alarms Not Working For Some Users On New Year’s Day 2012

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Engadget reports that the iPhone alarms are not working today for some iPhone users on New Year’s day.

The New Year’s day alarm issue had affected iPhone users last year as well.

Apple had fixed the bug in iOS 4.3 software update. So the New Year’s day alarm issue is probably affecting users who have iPhones running iOS 4.2.1 or lower.

If you’ve an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.2.1 or lower then you probably should be updating it to the latest iOS 5.0.1 software update. iPhone 3G users unfortunately cannot update as iOS 4.2.1 was the last software update released by Apple.

Last year, the issue seemed to affect users only on January 1st and January 2nd for some strange reason. To avoid the issue until then try setting the alarm as a recurring alarm rather than a one time alarm by following these steps as it seemed to work for some users last year:

  • Launch Clock app
  • Tap Alarm
  • Tap Edit
  • Tap the appropriate alarm
  • Tap Repeat
  • Set a repeat interval
  • Tap Save

If you depend on the iPhone alarm clock then please be aware of the issue and the workaround to resolve the issue (at least until January 3rd).

[via Engadget]

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