Originally Posted by wuthton
Set an alarm when you want to be alarmed.
If you do not wish an alarm to sound then do not set one.
I do not wish my phone to ping all night with every bit of spam I receive but I would like my alarm to go off.
Absolute silence=power off.
Spot on. I use "alarm" only to wake me, and I sometimes forget to "unsilence" my phone, so it is vital that the alarm still sounds.
If I require a reminder during daylight, I use the calendar. That can then "notify" rather than "alarm" me.
So I guess I am very happy with the way Android works here and I certainly woulnd't want it changed without an option to retain the current working pattern which is brilliant, logical, and does exactly what it says.