By bcmcfc


2010-11-13 10:34:39 8 Comments

I set an alarm up and I can see the alarm symbol at the top in the notification bar. However, the alarm didn't go off this morning! Thankfully I'm still in the crossover where my old phone is still in use.

Does the phone have to remain switched on at all times in order for alarms to function?

It's a Galaxy S running 2.1 still, because apparently we're still waiting for Orange to decide how much bloat they want to pack 2.2 with before release.

2 comments

@aditya 2010-11-15 09:17:23

Yes, the phone has to remain switched on for the Alarm to work.

@GAThrawn 2010-11-16 13:48:16

True, on every Android phone I've had so far (from both HTC and Samsung) the alarm doesn't work if the phone's not switched on.

@bcmcfc 2010-11-17 13:30:16

That's really handy to know - I've been using Nokias for a number of years and will have to make sure I don't forget, turn the phone off and oversleep as a result of the switch to Android.

@Andrei Rînea 2011-07-30 22:45:32

Yeah, I learned about this too, the hard way. :( Ericsson rings the bell even when it's off. Well eff you samsung...

@Lie Ryan 2010-11-13 15:57:25

Do you use any task killer? Make sure you don't kill the "Clock" apps.

In fact, don't use a task killer at all, they're harmful to Android.

@bcmcfc 2010-11-17 13:28:48

That was probably it - I had killed some apps with the task killer and the clock must've gone as a result. Out of interest, why is the task killer harmful?

@Ben 2013-04-25 19:03:34

@bcmcfc - Here's an article that will explain task killers for you: lifehacker.com/5650894/…

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