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  1. phw8558

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    I'm wondering how others feel about the evo v alarm because I do not trust it! I set it for 5:45am for my wife who was scheduled to work at 7am. Low and behold I wake up exactly at 7..no alarm:eek:. After freaking out for a few minutes(she wasn't very happy either) I noticed a missed call and a voicemail,luckily her shift was cancelled. Now as for the alarm, it was set correctly and with auto silence off..so either it's not working or I keep dismissing it in my sleep:what:...Not buying that.
    What I am buying is a new alarm clock...oh and back to sleep:thumbup:
     

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    Try setting it one minute ahead and seeing the outcome
     
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    Thanks I've done this multiple times just because it's failed to wake me before. Perhaps I am getting up and hitting dismiss and completely oblivious to it. I think I'll try a loud alarm and put it somewhere that I'll have to get out of bed to reach. I have to keep this phone right next to my bed because the speakers are so crappy.
     
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    For some reason, my alarm volume always mysteriously goes to zero/mute. However, I'm using alarm clock plus, which lets you set an alarm volume specifically for alarm clock plus' volume (so it's independent of the system's alarm volume). I have never missed an alarm using this app. you can also try alarm clock xtreme, it's very similar.
     
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    Your system alarm has gone to zero or while using the app? Thanks I'll experiment tomorrow morning since I don't have to be anywhere by a certain time.
     
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    I found that keeping my phone a good few feet away like it of arms reach is good because I won't roll onto my phone and maybe hit snooze or anything else
     
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    my system's alarm volume has gone to zero just randomly. it may be caused by an app, but i'm not sure. I remember others saying that their alarm volume keeps going to zero as well.
     
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    Yeah same here. I don't think this phones volume is loud enough to be an effective alarm (effective for me is waking me out of a deep sleep when I've had 5 or less hours of sleep)
     
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    Alarm works fine for me, but I suppose I'm a light sleeper.
     
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    Nothing a 12 pack wouldn't cure. :D
     
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    If only you knew the half of it. My old lady gets mad when i drink, because I sleep wherever. The floor, the couch, the bathtub, kitchen table...wherever I happen to be. I just sleep. Next thing I know, 8-10 hours have passed.
     
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    Or passed out! Lol, sounds a lot like me was a LOT younger. :rolleyes:
     
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    I've also had the same problem. It's happened twice now on a work day. I can't figure it out. Not sure if I can trust this phone as an alarm clock anymore. I submitted a question to DoubleTwist (who make an alarm clock app).

    Alarm clock volume
     
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    After this happens what are your sound levels set to in settings. Does it lower the system volume or just the alarm volume?
     
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    I've been testing alarm clock xtreme free and it hasn't failed me. The advantage is I can't dismiss it in my sleep because I have to solve two math problems before I can hit dismiss.
     
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    Hi there! New to the forum, but I've had the EVO V a couple of months and was searching for fixes to some little issues I've been having.

    The randomly-silenced alarm volume has plagued me too. The other day someone suggested I try an app (Volume Locker) that will show when your phone's volume has been changed, and allow you to accept or reject the change. I discovered that for some reason, taking a picture causes my alarm volume to change! It makes no sense, but that was the problem on my phone.

    I realize this is an older thread, but since a working alarm is vital for most of us, I thought I'd still pass along my findings. So far I'm enjoying the reading here and all that I'm learning about this phone!
     
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    Another vote for Alarm Clock Plus here. What I like is that I can set it to present math problems to me, which I have to solve to dismiss the alarm, and I disable snooze. The only way around that is to reboot or turn off the phone.

    I have it set to "hard", which isn't too bad, but I have to solve 8 problems correctly in a row. By that time, I'm awake enough to realize that I'm going back to sleep if that's what I wind up doing... and I'm a very heavy sleeper naturally.
     
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    I've had no problems with alarm clock xtreme, shake for snooze then solve a math problem to dismiss. Hasn't failed me once. Alarm clock plus looks solid to although I haven't tried it yet
     
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    Whoa, I am not alone.
    I even posted a screenshot about a snooze event that never happened in the mobster HD thread.
     
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    I put my phone on silent when I go to sleep, and always use something like Quick Settings to double check and make sure that the alarm volume is still on. I don't use my phone as an alarm anymore, I don't either trust it. I noticed that every so often the clock would change to 6 hours ahead, and I was never able to figure out why.

    And I would curse the day I had to wake up and do math problems. No way!
     
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    You don't have to do math problems. It is an alternative dismissal for those who tend to hit the volume rocker half asleep and end up oversleeping. I do 1 simple addition problem, e.g. 4+3, to ensure I am conscious when I dismiss my alarm.
     
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