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iPhone alarm problems still being reported

One-off alarms 'still not going off'

Some Apple iPhone users are reporting that one-off alarms are still not working on the device, despite reports that the New Year alarm bug should fix itself on January 3.

However, other users said their alarms were now working correctly after failing to go off on January 1 and 2.

9To5Mac reported that the problem, which had first been reported on New Year's Day, would right itself on January 3 and that it had received reports that the bug was occuring on older versions of iOS such as 4.0.2, as well as on the most recent version, 4.2.1.

Twitter, however, was flooded with tweets yesterday from both angry and relieved iPhone users.

"The #alarm on my #iphone still didn't work this morning. Did anyone else have the same problem?" said Twitter member @ruthbanks.

"iPhone alarm still not working and it's Jan 3rd!" said @mr6aw.

"My iPhone alarm worked fine this morning. Got up, showered, dressed, caught the bus to work. Then remembered it's a holiday. Doh!" Twitter user @adurdin said.

PC Advisor's sister title, Macworld UK,  was unable to replicate the problems, with one-off alarms seemingly working correctly.

In the meantime, though, if you want to be 100 percent sure that your iPhone alarm will go off, set it as a recurring alarm, as the problem only occurs with one-off alarms.

As Macworld UK reported over the weekend, the bug seems to be the opposite of the bug encountered with iPhone alarms back in October, after the clocks went back. Then it was the recurring alarms that failed to go off, with one-off alarms working correctly.

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