Alarm Clock App Problem...
I decided I wanted to use my PB to replace my bedside alarm clock, so I downloaded a decent
clock app. I set it up and got it working, but here's the problem...
The alarm wouldn't go off at the time I set, because I didn't have the app "open". Does that mean
that there isn't an app that will run in the background all the time, without having the app open??
Given the absence of a native alarm clock like my 9900 has...I would think that a basic clock app should
always be running in the background, so that it will go off, even if you forget to "open" the app on the screen.
Any ideas?If Eve had given Adam a Blackberry, the world would be paradise. Instead, she gave him an Apple. Look at us now.
- 12-11-2012, 03:21 PM #2
Thanks, folks...at least I know I'm not crazy. Not sure why RIM didn't simply integrate a basic alarm clock function into
the PB...if they can do it in a phone, I am certain it could (and should) have been done in the PB.
Guess I'll wait until BB10 before getting rid of my bedside alarm clock. I'm not taking the chance that I may forget to
open the app before bedtime.If Eve had given Adam a Blackberry, the world would be paradise. Instead, she gave him an Apple. Look at us now.
- 12-11-2012, 03:40 PM #5
Ah hah, but see:
Do apps "time out" and close on their own?
The built-in alarm works regardless of what's open apparently. But it only allows for one alarm I think, which is frustrating as most people need one for work and one for weekends.
- If Eve had given Adam a Blackberry, the world would be paradise. Instead, she gave him an Apple. Look at us now.
- 12-11-2012, 03:50 PM #7
If you open the native Clock app on the PlayBook, you can add multiple clocks with 1 Alarm per clock and just rename that clock something easy to remember the alarm by such as "Weekend Alarm" or "8:00am Alarm". The only pita is that you have to select each specific clock as your Home Clock and turn the Alarm on for that clock each time you want to enable that alarm lol like I said, pita but it is a work around for those that don't want to have an Alarm Clock app running all night. I just use Antair Nightstand and plug in my PlayBook everynight.Don't take Life so seriously, you'll never get out alive
I bought a desktop cradle charger for this exact reason, so I'll have to try it out tomorrow.
EDIT: Just ran a dummy test run, by setting a time, closing all apps, turning off screen, and waiting......worked like a charm!!! )
- 12-12-2012, 08:24 AM #9Don't take Life so seriously, you'll never get out alive
12-12-2012, 09:27 AM #10
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As the reference to the other thread indicated, there is also an inherent ALARM function in the PB. As shown in the attachment outlined in RED, tap the area at the top of the home where the Time/Date shows and you can set an alarm, shown in the second attachment.
You can also use the Calendar app to set an alarm (event - recurring if you want) and use the Clock app/program. A few different ways to set an alarm Natively without a 3rd party program.
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