1. Heavens1's Avatar
    I've finally gotten my new Classic, and I can't get the alarm to ring once I've turned off the device. That is, say you set the alarm to ring you at 6.30am and you turn the device off overnight - the alarm and device should start at that time next morning. It doesn't!

    I've tested this many times during the day, eg I've set the alarm to ring in 5 minutes time and t hen turned the device off and it doesn't happen. And yes, when I set the alarm it says the alarm will ring in 5 minutes.

    So, what's going wrong??
    07-28-16 07:28 PM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    the phone needs to be on for the alarm to work.
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    07-28-16 07:33 PM
  3. BlueTom316's Avatar
    Use BEDSIDE MODE, alarm will work... I have never heard of a device that is turned OFF turning back ON for alarm, that would mean the device was never truly OFF, just in standby/sleep mode. Not sure if the definition has changed but OFF still means OFF, correct?
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    07-28-16 07:35 PM
  4. Heavens1's Avatar
    Thanks for your replies.

    I'm just resetting bedside mode now to turn every thing other than calendar off - that hopefully means that I will be able to enter bedside mode overnight (leaving phone on) and the alarm working in the morning.

    And yes, my 6 year old 9700 alarm works even when the device is turned off. The alarm turns the device back on ....
    07-28-16 07:42 PM
  5. conite's Avatar

    And yes, my 6 year old 9700 alarm works even when the device is turned off. The alarm turns the device back on ....
    No it doesn't. Because the BBOS devices do not turn off when you hit the power button - they go into sleep mode. The only way to turn them off completely is to pull the battery.
    07-28-16 07:53 PM
  6. Heavens1's Avatar
    @conite .... ahhhh, so that's how it works .....

    I'd prefer that method with the Classic as well
    07-28-16 08:01 PM
  7. slagman5's Avatar
    If you're worried about notifications, I agree with using bedside mode. This isn't BBOS, you don't need to restart the phone every now and then. Mine stays on until I need to restart it for whatever reason...

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    07-29-16 10:00 AM
  8. kingstu's Avatar
    I have never heard of a device that is turned OFF turning back ON for alarm
    Nokia Symbian phones have this "feature". There are advantages such as when you are low battery and the phone shuts off it will still alarm but the disadvantages are when you are in a plane and you turn your phone off the alarm can still go off which can be a pain. In any case, BB10 OS phones and most other phones are not like that.
    07-29-16 04:02 PM
  9. adycoke2's Avatar
    bedside mode will suck your battery...
    07-30-16 06:19 AM
  10. jfalkingham's Avatar
    I love using bedside mode. I find my battery lasts longer by going into bedside at night vs just pressing to power button. Good luck!

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    07-30-16 06:42 AM
  11. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    Nokia Symbian phones have this "feature". There are advantages such as when you are low battery and the phone shuts off it will still alarm but the disadvantages are when you are in a plane and you turn your phone off the alarm can still go off which can be a pain. In any case, BB10 OS phones and most other phones are not like that.
    Yup. Old school feature phones had that option as well. Specifically, Sony Ericsson for me.

    *C5303
    07-30-16 07:13 AM
  12. undefinederror's Avatar
    bedside mode will suck your battery...
    How so?
    There is even an option to engage battery saver mode and bedside mode simultaneously.

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    07-30-16 11:58 AM
  13. adycoke2's Avatar
    i dont know ,with bedside mode over night my classic battery lost 34%,in silent mode like 10%/night...
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    07-30-16 02:53 PM
  14. Heavens1's Avatar
    Okay, so I've settled on Flight Mode because it turns the transmitters off. It does mean that I need to leave the phone on overnight (on the charge or not), but I reckon that with the transmitters off very little battery power occurs anyway.

    Also, I have concerns about sleeping close to a phone that still has its transmitters on.
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    07-30-16 07:06 PM
  15. rthonpm's Avatar
    There's also the option in Bedside Mode to turn off the radio to help preserve battery. Check in the options for the clock app:


    BlackBerry Classic alarm clock does not work when phone turned off-img_20160803_060533.png

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    08-03-16 05:06 AM
  16. glossywhite's Avatar
    Use BEDSIDE MODE, alarm will work... I have never heard of a device that is turned OFF turning back ON for alarm, that would mean the device was never truly OFF, just in standby/sleep mode. Not sure if the definition has changed but OFF still means OFF, correct?
    Even an old Nokia 3310 could do this - you can't have much experience of phones!
    03-19-17 12:00 AM
  17. Akis Tsirogiannis's Avatar
    Agree - Old Phones and Bolds did this- never checked out my Classic though...

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    03-19-17 02:37 AM

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