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Apple’s Latest iOS Update Turns Off Your iPhone Alarm While You Sleep

Yes, this means you can blame your tardiness on Tim Cook

In all my mobile wheelings and dealings, I’ve met exactly one person who compulsively checks for Apple software updates, carving out the time during daylight hours to let her iPhone update itself to the newest version of iOS.

The rest of us hit “Dismiss.” Again, and again, and again. That is, until Apple got wise and started offering the option to schedule updating at night as we slumbered. You can’t Snapchat while you sleep, so why not let your phone toil away overnight?

It was almost a great idea. This week, a big batch of snoozy iPhone owners woke up to find that the alarms they had set had been turned off. The culprit: the overnight updating system, conveniently tidying the cobwebs from your iPhone as you conveniently miss your morning meeting.


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Although we’ve no official word from Apple, the bug is almost certainly associated with last week’s release of iOS 9.1.

Looks like the only way to make certain you won’t miss your critical morning alarm is to skip the overnight update option altogether. Yup, you’ll have to slate in time for manually updating, inevitably resulting in a device-less hour or two in your day. We’d recommend double-checking your alarms afterwards, too.

I had hoped to be able to advise you of some great third-party alarm clock apps like Sleep Cycle to sidestep the issue. However, the overnight update option causes the phone to restart, which means that any third-party alarms are also shut off. Foiled again.

Does anyone still have one of those old-school digital clocks with the eerily glowing green numbers that light up your whole house? It might be your best bet if you want to update your iPhone overnight.

Source: Apple’s Newest Software Update Will Shut Off Your iPhone Alarm While You Sleep


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Apple’s Latest iOS Update Turns Off Your iPhone Alarm While You Sleep

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