Alarm Clock won't ring if the device is turned off?


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  1. merciadriluca

    merciadriluca Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,

    It looks like I am obliged to let my phone turned on to make it ring for the alarm clock. Am I right? At least, this is what seems to happen with Math Alarm Clock (I did not test yet with the built-in alarm clock).

    Thanks.
     

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  2. mrqs

    mrqs Well-Known Member

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    yes, the alarm clock is an app running on android, so it can't function if the os isn't running
     
  3. Chroma

    Chroma Well-Known Member

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    Jezz, 50% of users get mad if their phone make any sound when their phone is off/silent, the other 50% get mad if it doesn't...:confused::confused:

    The only way to win, it seems, is not to make smartphones
     
  4. merciadriluca

    merciadriluca Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, anybody will agree with me if I say that, with a `traditional' phone, turning it off allows the alarm clock to ring, doesn't it?
     
  5. mpw

    mpw Well-Known Member

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    No. At least not on any I've ever owned.
     
  6. mrqs

    mrqs Well-Known Member

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    it did for any i've ever owned, most recently the sony-ericsson w200i
     
  7. mpw

    mpw Well-Known Member

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    Are we talking about turning the phone off, or to silent?
     
  8. Zenze

    Zenze Well-Known Member

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    There is no way you can have the phone off and have the alarm clock work. That would be like unplugging/turning and alarm clock off and have it still work. The alarm clock is a piece of software that is running on the phone. If the phone is off then there is no hardware turned on so there is no software running, including the alarm clock, or any software to "wake up" the phone.

    If you just put it into sleep mode though it will work just fine.
     
  9. takeshi

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    Depends on the phone. Why do you assume that they're all the same?

    Again, depends on the phone. Re-read the thread. Additionally, BB's can be turned off yet wake themselves for alarms.
     
  10. mrqs

    mrqs Well-Known Member

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    many phones have the alarm clock separated from the main os for exactly this purpose
     
  11. merciadriluca

    merciadriluca Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    By `traditional' phone, I mean some old phone such as Sony Ericsson K750i. My k750i was able to wake up just for waking me up. The difference between my HTC and my SE is that I need to let my HTC in sleep mode, okay, but still turned on (using the battery and emitting sometimes, which is completely unuseful), to be woken up in the morning, when my k750i would have lasted longer, at least because it would not have used the battery during a night, for nothing.
     
  12. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

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    If it's an app, the phone has to be turned on..

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  13. mpw

    mpw Well-Known Member

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    Try flight mode, that should save a bunch of battery, and prevent it sounding for notifications etc.
     
  14. merciadriluca

    merciadriluca Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I thought that the app could reside in some way in some memory... Well, not interesting, then, at least to me.
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    Yes, but wouldn't flight mode deactivate alarm's sound too?
     
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    flight mode is about deactivating communications, nothing to do with sounds
     
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    Blackberry's are unusual in that they're not truely OFF unless you pull the battery.

    If you shut a blackberry "off" its in an ultra low power sleep state and can wake itself up for alarms and such.

    Think of it like sleep mode on a PC.
     
  17. telmore007

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    I have the blackberry tour and the alarm will go off even if the phone is turned off or if its on silent. I love that feature a must have.
     
  18. rmp152

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    No. Does your microwave cook food when it's unplugged?
     
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    poor analogy - it's not unplugged, it's turned off, the battery is still connected

    does your microwave's clock work when you're not cooking food in it?
     
  20. rmp152

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    Yeah, because the microwave is ON.
     
  21. mrqs

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    i'm not really sure what you're trying to argue here
    multiple people including me have mentioned owning dumbphones that have alarm clocks which go off when the phone is turned off - it's not like your going to convince any of us that we were just imagining it...

    and no, i'm not a moron that doesn't know the difference between sleep mode and turning the thing off
     
  22. bluenova

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    Yea Android based devices are not really designed to be turned off in the same way the traditional phones and Blackberries are.

    Airplane mode is your friend. I put my phone in Airplane mode when I go to bed, one is stops any calls/texts coming through and 2 it means I don't have unnecessary radio waves bouncing around my head while I'm sleeping.
     
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  23. merciadriluca

    merciadriluca Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    True.
    Thanks, then. If there was not any airplane mode, it would be stupid to have to let the mobile turned on to be woken up in the morning, because if someone argues that `deactivating the mobile deactivates the alarm clock' is a nice feature, one would better learn how to deactivate the alarm at the place of deactivating the phone.
     
  24. NewChinaHand

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    Zenze, you are wrong.
    My previous phone - a super cheap $30 (non smartphone) little Nokia - did it just fine. I would set the alarm clock at night. Turn the phone off. And in the morning the phone would automatically turn on and wake me up with the alarm.

    This function is very important to me as I often travel in places where electricity is not always available, and I need to wake up early but cannot leave my phone on all night because it will drain the battery
     
  25. UssjTrunks

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    I hated this feature on my old phones. I would always live in fear that the alarm would go off during an exam even though my phone is off.
     

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