- 12-05-2012, 04:21 AM #27
I can HARDLY wait for MS and manufacturers to come out with their first set of updates so we can put a lot of these issues in the past. It will take until early next year for all these bugs to be found, updates written for the corrections, and for them to be distributed to all the WP 8's. Until then, some irritated WP 8 users will have forum issues which begin:
"I love my phone, but....."
And we all know, nothing matters before the "but".
- 12-05-2012, 04:31 AM #28
- 12-05-2012, 04:49 AM #30
Use 627.AM too although I never charge my phone overnight since that would be too much charge for the battery.
I know the plate shuts off at full charge and mine is working fine. However I recall others were having issues with the plate not shutting off and the relationship between the phone and the plate seem to correct itself after a soft reset and then re-introducing the phone to the plate.
- 12-05-2012, 11:39 AM #32
- 12-05-2012, 12:13 PM #33
I have relied on my blackberry for 3 years to wake me up, and it never failed, not even once. So, that's not 9 times out of 10, but more like 700 times out of 700.
If you can't trust on your phone for something as simple as an alarm clock, then it is a garbage phone. (Not saying the lumia 920 is garbage, but his is).
- 12-05-2012, 02:47 PM #37
I have 4 pre-programmed alarms on my Lumia 920, and 2 special alarms that I have been using since launch day and I have NO PROBLEMS whatsoever. I also do not have a charging plate. My sister, brother Aunt, and mom also have 920's and they all use the OS alarm app and have not told me of any issues they are having (and believe me when I say that they are NOT tech saavy) so I think philharmonk's issue is isolated. Like he said, it's probably between the battery charging and charging plate.
- 12-05-2012, 02:52 PM #38
- 12-05-2012, 03:50 PM #39
- 12-05-2012, 03:51 PM #40
12-05-2012, 04:44 PM #41
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This has happened to me several times since I started using the charging plate. It is rather annoying, and it has resulted in me being late for things (fortunately not late for work yet.)
Combined with the Windows Store update notification bug, I find myself wondering whether to return it and get an exchange.
12-05-2012, 05:07 PM #43
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Why shouldn't someone rely on a 21st century device loaded with technology to make our lives easier, more efficient and save energy?
I've been using my phones as alarm clocks since the early 2000's and never had a problem until my first Android phone, Samsung Captivate. It just started shutting itself off at night after the latest update. No device should do that. I resorted to using my old Sony w810i as my alarm clock. It works flawlessly as a stand alone alarm clock and music player and is 7 years old.
- 12-05-2012, 08:09 PM #45
have you been experiencing any other power shut downs? this issue seems to be OS wide as 8x reports are coming the same way. This cant just be a Nokia thing. I havent used an analog clock in a loong looong time since my first cell phone that had an alarm clock. the random reboots are one thing but full on power off and nothing after that. Big issue.
- 12-05-2012, 09:24 PM #46
I've been using the charging stand since Saturday with no issues.
I am a little concerned though....how do you people not have a bare minimum of two alarms set?? I have an old Sony alarm clock I bought when I was in highschool that I use every night. I set it for 10 minutes before I absolutely have to get up. Then I set my phone to 30 minutes before I absolutely have to get up. This way I can snooze twice with the phone if I'm really tired and once with the clock before I know I have to drag my *** outta bed.
All I know is that I haven't been late to work due to an alarm clock failing, or me sleeping through an alarm (hard to do that with two alarms) since like 2002.
- 12-06-2012, 12:41 AM #47
- 12-06-2012, 01:25 AM #48
My opinion, FWIW, is that it has nothing to do with the charging plate. It's related to the problems that a lot of folks are having with some *process* running in the background and hanging the phone. Mine has hung a few times now. Ya, I'm pretty sure I exited all the apps ahead of time and keep most things turned off, but it happened. I don't have a lot of apps, so it has been easy enough to nail down what might have caused it. I'll delete the app and have no further issues. Not very scientific, I know. I'm with another poster, It'll be nice when MS and Nokia get out their updates.
I'm in agreement with another poster that you should be able to rely on today's communication devices as reliable alarms. That functionality has been built in for a longggg time and many people have come to rely on them. Sucks for the OP and others right now that there's a possibility the alarm won't activate because the phone is hung.
The people who are saying you shouldn't be relying on an alarm... What if, like another poster mentioned, you relied on your phone for an important call in the middle of the night. Solution: get a land line? don't think so. Lots of potential issues right now for people that are relying on their 920 to alert them to some incoming bit of needed information (text, voice, alarm, etc).
That's the cost of being an early adopter. We are not only enjoying a newly released phone, but a newly released OS. I've experienced battery drain, locked up phone, etc and have narrowed it down to some app every time. Just need to use some caution for now IMO.
- 12-06-2012, 01:30 AM #49
Recently back to WP, so I have been lurking around here a little bit....I have seen this thread at the top of the page for a while, and was curious why...
This has nothing to do with the OP's issue, but I have seen all the comments about people never having an old skool alarm clock failing them. Ever. Period.
I call BS on that. Have these folks never, in all their years, experienced loss of power after they have gone to bed? Maybe a storm blew through, a transformer went down, etc....?
And besides, who has room for an alarm clock on the nightstand anymore? I have so many gadgets to plug in at night, I now have a power strip on both sides of the bed...
- 12-06-2012, 02:06 AM #50
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