1. 2plus2equals4's Avatar
    Just received the KitKat update on Friday.

    I like turning my phone off while I sleep to conserve battery power. Prior to the update, the alarm clock would turn my phone back on.

    My phone no longer does this. It stays off even though there's an alarm clock set, and I overslept today.

    Wtf, and how do I fix this?
    02-09-2014 11:21 AM
  2. Troneas's Avatar
    I never knew an app could turn on a phone by itself. Very interesting...

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    02-09-2014 11:47 AM
  3. Anthony Burdett's Avatar
    Didn't think TMobile had released the update yet.....I've had my alarms go off after turning the phone off also. Never used it but thought it was a nice feature.

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    02-09-2014 01:33 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Just received the KitKat update on Friday.

    I like turning my phone off while I sleep to conserve battery power. Prior to the update, the alarm clock would turn my phone back on.

    My phone no longer does this. It stays off even though there's an alarm clock set, and I overslept today.

    Wtf, and how do I fix this?
    I wasn't aware that you could turn off the device and have it turn back on with a set alarm. What you can do is disable mobile data while you are sleeping. This will also conserve battery and should help a lot overnight.
    02-09-2014 05:59 PM
  5. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Yeah once the phone has been completely turned off it wont turn on with an app, as the device is OFF.
    Maybe the OP means in standby mode..
    02-11-2014 05:01 PM
  6. Anthony Burdett's Avatar
    Just checked...set an alarm for 2 minutes later...turned off phone....phone turned on and the alarm went off. I am still on 4.3 (TMobile). The OP is saying when updated to Kit Kay he lost this ability. It happens when using the sense clock .

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    02-11-2014 06:57 PM
  7. VidJunky's Avatar
    It's not an app the phone its self would turn on if it was off when an alarm was set. I liked this cause I thought I'd always be covered, but never practiced it. That sucks if this is gone in 4.4.
    02-12-2014 08:02 AM
  8. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Listen up everybody. I was wrong. LOL
    The OP is correct. Im on a stock TMO unit with 4.3 and with stock Clock / alarm app if you set an alarm and turn OFF the phone (press hold power button, turn off phone) the phone will come back on and the alarm does indeed go off.
    SORRY Op for my previous post stating when a phone is off, its off. Apparently its Not all the way off as something has to run to tell it to turn back on.
    When 4.4 officially comes back to TMO ill test on mine and follow up.
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    02-12-2014 09:57 AM
  9. LindtChocolate's Avatar
    Listen up everybody. I was wrong. LOL
    The OP is correct. Im on a stock TMO unit with 4.3 and with stock Clock / alarm app if you set an alarm and turn OFF the phone (press hold power button, turn off phone) the phone will come back on and the alarm does indeed go off.
    SORRY Op for my previous post stating when a phone is off, its off. Apparently its Not all the way off as something has to run to tell it to turn back on.
    When 4.4 officially comes back to TMO ill test on mine and follow up.
    Haha what? That's a very funky feature. If anyone on 4.4 with Verizon/Tmobile/Sprint would like to test this out please post results!
    02-13-2014 02:57 AM
  10. Davethebrewer's Avatar
    Interesting.

    Sprint HTC One, still on 4.3 The phone will indeed power back on at the alarm time and sound the alarm. It powered up in Airplane mode even though it was not in that mode when turned off. After dismissing the alarm and unlocking the screen a message pops up asking if you want to turn off Airplane mode and turn the phone back off. I hit Cancel instead and had to manually turn off Airplane mode.

    I will try to remember to test again when I decide to upgrade to 4.4
    02-13-2014 02:54 PM
  11. 213strange's Avatar
    I can confirm once I updated my ONE on Sprint to Kitkat 4.4/Sense 5.5 that alarm feature is gone. Sucks because I used it every night.

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    02-13-2014 03:50 PM
  12. amitava's Avatar
    Absolutely, this happened to me also. With 4.3 I used to switch off my HTC One and it used to automatically switch on itself with the alarm. But with 4.4 that functionality is gone.
    03-27-2014 12:02 AM
  13. pdg1fr's Avatar
    Hi, I've just upgraded my HTC one to Kitkat.
    the feature has gone. so sad. It was integrated in the cell phone for so many years. Why did they stop ?
    03-27-2014 08:22 AM
  14. zanga zanga's Avatar
    Jee, this REALLY sucks. I've been using this feature for ages and I don't like the idea of NOT switching the phone @Night (Battery saving and electronic interference nightly "Pause"). I really hate the idea of beeing forced to keep the phone switched on by night. WTF.
    Besides, this happened with no notification so far. I overslept on Monday and got badly chewed out by my boss. "My Alarm did not go off this morning due to an Android Automatic Update" sounded like a really lame excuse
    04-01-2014 08:34 AM
  15. Dj Blackeye's Avatar
    yeah what absolute wankers...

    loved android ..... has apple bought a share in it?...

    ridiculous, was perfect before, now is an absolute nightmare...

    seriously .. has apple bought Android?
    04-03-2014 05:20 PM
  16. ucfgrad93's Avatar
    I never knew that feature existed. I would just put my phone into airplane mode which would conserve battery overnight.
    04-03-2014 10:20 PM
  17. gorby65's Avatar
    As I use my phone as an alarm I charge it at night on my bedside table. When I go to bed I put phone in do not disturb mode. The alarm still works.

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    04-04-2014 02:25 AM
  18. Kevin Ch's Avatar
    Hey, has anyone found a solution yet? I also did use this feature for a long time and it's now gone with kitkat. Overslept twice this week. Really sucks.
    04-08-2014 09:55 PM
  19. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    You can easily put your phone into airplane mode and set an alarm and leave it on.
    Doing this with out being plugged in would only drain a percent or two over night.
    I dont know why the feature was removed but on the flip side there are plenty of ways to set an alarm and turn everything else off to save battery life, which is what im assuming you were trying to do in the first place.
    04-09-2014 08:06 AM
  20. walterkurtz's Avatar
    Hey, has anyone found a solution yet? I also did use this feature for a long time and it's now gone with kitkat. Overslept twice this week. Really sucks.
    i have used SOUND PROFILE since i switched from blackberry to the htc one last year. the interface is hideous, but i love it. it's the closest thing to the BB experience of quickly switching profiles depending on where i am/what i am doing. i made a 'sleep' mode which sets email and text notifications to silent but leaves the ringer on (i use a very quiet ring tone that rarely wakes me).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...?id=Orion.Soft
    04-09-2014 10:46 AM
  21. MWT_seadog's Avatar
    The solution is quite simple. Go to settings > personalisation> manage notifications > all, then go to the clock and place a tick in the empty box. Your touch screen buttons for the clock and any side buttons you enabled previously will now work.
    07-16-2015 04:37 PM

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