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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by swampgator, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. swampgator

    swampgator Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 23, 2010
    I don't know what it is but my alarms never go off in the morning when I wake up. They are set at night and I plugg my phone in to charge but in the morning they don't go off. I test my alarms during the day and they work if I set a alarm for a minute later they work. I'm confused.


  2. sezaro21

    sezaro21 Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2010
    Systems Analyst
    Palm Coast. Florida
    Do you have Task Killer installed on your phone? If you do, that is what is most likely causing the problem. I had the same issue ind it was because I was killing the clock with the Task Killer. Make sure you uncheck that function so that the clock is always working and that will make sure that your alarms work as well. I went into work late for 4 days because of this issue but once I figured it out, all was good again. Let us know if that fixes your issue. :)
  3. JuniorNA

    JuniorNA Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2010
    Nowhere NEAR Cupertino...North NJ
    Please let us know if you are using a task killer. Or some type of system panel, OS monitor, etc.

    See, to those applications, a CLOCK app is running way too long, and those task killers kill anything that has been running for a certain amount of time. It may think the clock has went into hibernate mode, and killed the application.

    I have an analog clock on my main page, and every time the phone goes to sleep mode (screen off), the clock stops running, but when i wake the phone up, i actually see the clock hands (hour and minutes) move to syncronize with the time, so that means the clock goes into sleep mode when the screen shuts off, and then it wakes back up and syncs time when you wake it up. It does that to save battery, and also does that because that is the way the OS built it. So if you have a killer running, it's going to kill the clock after a certain amount of time inactive (say 1 hour), and then all your alarms will not run because the clock has been shut down.

    So i explained a lot, and talked a lot here, but the short question is the same from the other poster, do you have a task/app killer ?

    And same sezaro said, if you are using ATK, or other task killers, please make sure to exclude the clock from the list. ATK is good at learning what to close and what not to close.
  4. bluechip68

    bluechip68 Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Task killer is the problem. That was the first thing I installed when I got the phone and the alarm never went off. I could set it for 1 minute from now and it worked fine but would never work for the next morning. Last night, I uninstalled task killer and VOILA, the alarm went off fine this morning. Too bad I have no clue how to turn it off though. LOL.
  5. PearlRose

    PearlRose Well-Known Member

    I know this may sound weird but, my Alarm didn't work when I first got the phone (before I even installed a single app) and I found out it was how I set up the alarm.

    I had first set 7am (mine) followed by 5am (hubbys) and it didn't go off for two mornings. Out of curiosity I switched the times around and it started to work again.

    If you are using a task killer, make sure your Clock is set as an exception to never be killed. Some phones have an alarm glitch to where if you let is snooze (usually twice) it will continue to annoy the heck out of you until you force close it from your System Panel. Pray you don't have one of those annoyances.

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