As told before: up to yesterday I got an old basic GSM [no internet, just (a) plain texting (SMS), even without all those fancy emojis, (b) phone and… (c) ALARMS]. I used ALARMS a lot; It’s even vital in my life (due to one of my disabilities).
Fortunately to test it, I just enabled one (yesterday). Today, when it was activated, I couldn’t’ t stop it The “STOP” didn’t work neither did any of the other icons (arrow, square, etc.). I tried everything (but couldn’t remember ALARMS was hidden behind the CLOCK, which, in my GSM it was one of the 4 TOP choices, thus immediately reachable), So I panicked and had to remove the battery before it eventually stopped. In French they say:“OUFTI”.
Can anyone tell me what ent wring? Why the STOP didn’t work (I cleaned the case, and my hands, to make sure it was not due to any dust or grease on my finger or whatever). Nothing helped although I could “work” on it, I could even access internet, but the alarms didn’t stop. For me this is a real nightmare as I’m a hypersensitive person and quickly overwhelmed.
I’m confident someone will know… so I’m already grateful for you reading this and… giving me any possibility to avoid such “nightmare” in the future.
You are very welcome to ask your questions here at the forum.
This has the advantage that others can benefit from your questions and the answers you get from me and all the other people willing to help you.
For security reasons it’s better never put your e-mailaddress on this forum.
YES this is very useful to know. I’ll remember this and write it even down (helps me to remember). I now have a special file (on computer) where all solution are classified.
And: what is “a reboot function”? I know reboot on a computer, but on a Fairphone?
Definitely, we’re glad to help here if we can, but I would suggest to not put a list of questions into one topic, but to open single topics for each question.
This might take a bit more effort, but it makes answering the questions more simple, and users searching the forum with similar questions will have it easier to find and browse through the answers of interest to them. It’s also easier to point to and reference answers given to a singular question.
@Lidwien is correct. Swiping to the right should stop the alarm.
If you look closely, there should be indicators of this, here’s how it looks for me when an alarm goes off (Fairphone 3, different Android flavour, but this doesn’t matter, there just should be some indicators) …
To the left I see a “ZZZ” icon for sleeping, so swiping from the middle to the left would be Snooze. To the right I see a crossed alarm clock icon, so swiping from the middle to the right would be Stop.
Just take a quiet moment to set yourself some alarms for the following minutes and practice a little .
This sets whether to play a sound (and vibrate) once the phone starts (and stops? Don’t know) to charge.
As charging is kind of important, users might want to have clear indications that a charging connection was indeed established (or not) other than having to look for this info on the screen.
Yes, me too.
Something hitting the “Stop” works, sometimes not. It’s very random.
When it doesn’t stop , the alarm just continues, sometimes I got the screen shown above where i have to wipe from the far left to the right (starting far left of the “stop”)
Thank you. I needed to tap many times and hold down the icon I wanted to move for a very long time.
As this happens irregularly and seems to depend on which app I use, it can’t be a hardware problem, can it? Especially as this is a pure system function.
It also worked better the third time as if “it” activates a possibility only after several tries… Embedded bugged A.i.? Even if so, the tap on the pencil should be clear, isn’t it?
Dear @Meaghan, @Lidwien & @yvmuell,
I’m really grateful for your help.
I’m facing a difficulty with this site.
Prelude: I need a certain amount of consistency; and the judgements below are my opinion for which I take full responsibility.
So on the one hand it’s easy and nice that we can communicate via the last topic, but on the other hand, it seems messing up a topic which is closed, and can maybe help others (even if replying on a closed topic, it’ll be available for a longer period).
As I’m (a) extensively using Alarms, (b) having a list of unresolved (alarm) difficulties since almost a full month now, and (c) which have nothing to do at all with “stopping an alarm”, I can’t put it in here, because:
The “Can’t stop alarm“ issue is 100% solved.
I abhor inconsistency (to put those new difficulties in the same topic is totally inappropriate, unfair, confusing and even inadequate & inefficient).
If I have to put it in the same topic, it is corrupting this topic; the only link between the 2 is that is it about the alarm function.
I need to change its title… which isn’t fair either, is it?
So I’m asking you 3:
• Will I not be able to write a new issue about the Alarm function, as I refuse to corrupt the previous, nice and (¡¡¡)solved(!!!) issue?
• Is there another Category, I can put my new question in, and if so which one is it?
Hope you’re all doing fine and that we can find a solution which suits all of us.
you can start the new topic and label it as issues with alarms, or
you can continue here, after editing the name
Please do not mix topics and ask questions not about the alarm in the alarm dedicated topic though.
For the tapping thing, I am really curious what is going wrong as it is definitely not usual to be needing to tap several times.
Are using any devices apart from fingers? Are you holding your finger when swiping in a smooth and consistent manner? Quite often than not you need to tap and hold, instead of just tapping.