iPhone Alarms Still Not Working For Some Users

BY Jason

Published 3 Jan 2011


As you might know, iPhone alarms didn’t work on New Year’s day 2011 for many users.

Apple had acknowledged the iPhone alarm bug and had reassured users that the issue will resolve itself on January 3rd.

But it’s January 3rd and the news is trickling in that the iPhone alarm didn’t work for some users resulting in them being late to work on the first working day of 2011.

One of readers, blackwigit just commented that iPhone alarm did not work:

confirmed this morning, january 3rd, that the alarm is still not functioning properly if set normally and not using the recurring function.

Engadget has also confirmed that users are still complaining about the issue. The iPhone alarm bug affects only non-recurring alarms.

If you hit the issue then the only option to avoid it, is to set the alarm as a recurring alarm rather than a one time alarm by following these steps:

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

Thanks blackwigit for the heads up!


Some of our fantastic readers have commented that the alarm worked fine for them. It’s not clear why the issue is affecting some users. We’ll let you know as soon as we get any further information on this issue.

Did the iPhone alarm wake you up on time? Please let us know if you hit the issue in the comments section below.