Gained a functional phone lost a functional alarm clock
So I am kind of annoyed, because while this thing works good as a phone and seems more stable then the blackberry it replaced. The alarm clock is suddenly causing me issues. Two days in a row now it hasn't worked, today after I was instead woken up by my girlfriends phone I checked mine.
I set it about a minute later and watched it, all it did was vibrate.
Now after it didn't work yesterday I made sure to run the same test last night before I went to bed and it worked last night had alarm go off and display changed to the alarm screen going off screen.
But back to today when the alarm didn't go off during my test out of frustration I pulled the battery. Put it back in tried again and it worked, which from what I have read battery pulls are bad for this thing or are they?
Any idea what the issue could be, I will add that my alarm sound is a ringtone I found on the web that I have saved to the SD Card. Its actually the same one that I had on my blackberry and worked on it just fine. I also have the phone sitting in the media dock, though I didn't have it sitting in it when I ran my test this morning. But the issue does seem similar to what my blackberry used to do from time to time, it was like it lost contact with the SD card but this thing also seems to loose contact with the alarm going off screen as well.
Any ideas, anything sound similar I tired to be as detailed as I can be for early in the morning.
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- 09-14-2010, 12:49 PM #12
I do have a task killer and the problem did start shortly after I installed it. I can't believe I didn't think of that I usually figure that sort of stuff out.
Anyways I did set the alarm and some of the other what I perceive as basic apps to ignore. I'll try that if it doesn't work I'll just get rid of the app killer as I really don't know what it does or at least can't really see it. I do wish this had a way of showing free memory like the blackberrys do.
And maybe I'm just getting older but does this android os seem less intuitive then blackberry.
- 09-14-2010, 01:22 PM #14
- 09-14-2010, 01:48 PM #15
I came from a Blackberry and had all sorts of problems initially with the alarm clock. The main one being that my alarm clock would just not go off but also I really liked "bedside mode" on the BB. I thought RIM did that well and it was probably the only thing about the BB that I liked better than my Droid X.
Here are my 2 solutions that made me 100% happy with the alarm clock.
1. Task Killers are a problem. That was causing my alarm clock to shut down. My rule now, if my phone is unstable I need to find that app that's making it that way and remove it. Task Killers are a band-aid.
2. Get "Bedside (Night Clock)". It can be configured to act just like "bedside mode" on the BB.
Once I did that I had no more issues with the alarm clock.
My two cents
- 09-15-2010, 02:30 AM #16