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Alarm is not ALARMING

For the past few days I'm rushing to my game , the reason behind this is"MY ALARM IS NOT ALARMING" , Please suggest some possible fix.

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The alarm doesn't work for me either.

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Tech Wizard

In the alarm app settings, please confirm the timer sound is set correctly? - The audible alerts for alarms, email and more changed itself to a numerical value on my phone, after updating the phone and/or apps, causing it to become silent. -- Hans

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 This started happening to me also.  The last two days my morning alarm hasn't gone off.  It seems that a recent update has really screwed up my phone.  If I don't have an app running in the background I almost never get notifications.

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Recently moved from Symbian (808 pureview) to Android Nokia 6 I have a similar issue. I kept a repeat alarm. But it never works. When I bought the mobile it used to work fine. Using my back up Nokia phone (6230i) for alarm purpose.

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Ever since the October Update that also brought Android 7.1.2, there have been some issues with background app management and specifically with the default alarm app. None of the alarms work. The alarm icon also disappears from the status bar. Restarting the phone gives this notification: 2 alarms missed.

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My phone alarm is also not working

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same problem with me. Alarm does not go off.

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I am waiting for the November update. May be it fixes things. Usually my Nokia 6 gets update on 29th of every month. Although after not working for almost weeks, my alarm was working this morning again, but there is definitely some issue with the background app management with 7.1.2 update. Many times my mails aren't syncing on Outlook. So I've to open the app to let them sync. HMD Global acknowledged a problem and promised a fix for background app management for Nokia 5. I hope an update fixes it on Nokia 6 too.

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Alarms are not going off since I updated the app. later I get a notification saying " missed alarm"

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Tech Wizard

First make sure the Clock app is updated to its latest version from the Play store?

Next I suggest, without any guarantee of success:

Settings > Notifications > Menu (the ellipsis top/right) - has an option to 'Reset app preferences'. - Please note this also enables previously disabled apps, and you may have some work to do in other apps afterwards!

- and/or:

Settings > Apps > Clock > Storage - has options to clear data and clear cache.

(This is an option for any misbehaving app).

I can't provoke any 'Missed alarm' notification on my TA-1021 Android 7.1.2 - it has worked reliably during both the October and November updates.

The defaults In Settings > Sound and the sound alerts in some apps changed to a numerical value earlier, causing it to become silent, but has worked for me since setting it to proper sounds.

I hope you get it sorted out.


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Hey there. I'm also facing the alarm issue on my Nokia 6 since it's upgrade to 7.1.2. I believe the reason behind this is the software upgrade which led to the battery optimisation of the Clock app also. Simply put we have to wait for an update from Nokia to solve this issue. Rest assured I have tried the sound settings and various restarts and resets. So if anyone wants to help please don't give me these solutions. Thanks

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My wife and I have been having the same issues with event reminders and alarms. They will work some times and not others. We have whitelisted the calendar app in power management, cleared the cache, disabled DND, installed alternate calendar applications, deleted and reentered all events and alarms all to no avail. It works sometimes and not others. This started happening with the update to 7.1.2. Not expecting a solution from the community but I am hoping all of these postings get the attention of Nokia support.

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Please Nokia people. Take this into serious consideration. It may seem a minor problem but for us it's a huge one. Will be glad if you provide a software update where the battery optimisation doesn't affect the alarm functioning. Thanks again

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I haven't been using the alarm, but I've definitely had issues with reminders. Had issues with Gmail notifications too, but that seems to be a more widespread Android issue (resulting from how doze works). Not sure if I should bother trying to open a case with Nokia support. They treated my last bug report with contempt and that was an easy-to-replicate issue while this one is more intermittent and requires long periods of waiting. What would be really nice is if Nokia could add an option to disable doze in the developer options menu like OnePlus does.
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