1. Mystictrust's Avatar
    I guess I was under the impression that setting the phone to vibrate would put everything on vibrate, even the alarm. Imagine my surprise when my phone alarm went off during a final exam (scheduled during a time when I'm usually waking up). Annoyed, I quickly dismissed it, held the volume button down until it hit zero to silence everything, and continued my final. My "backup alarm" went off half an hour later. What gives?? Is there no way to set the phone so that all sounds are silenced besides turning it off?
    12-12-2012 10:46 AM
  2. anthonyng's Avatar
    Man I am so glad my alarm goes off even in silent mode. Kinda the whole purpose of having an alarm no?
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    12-12-2012 10:54 AM
  3. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    Would you prefer that you accidentally put the phone in silent mode only to have the alarm not ring and wake you up as intended?

    The grass is always greener...
    12-12-2012 10:54 AM
  4. congusano's Avatar
    I guess I was under the impression that setting the phone to vibrate would put everything on vibrate, even the alarm. Imagine my surprise when my phone alarm went off during a final exam (scheduled during a time when I'm usually waking up). Annoyed, I quickly dismissed it, held the volume button down until it hit zero to silence everything, and continued my final. My "backup alarm" went off half an hour later. What gives?? Is there no way to set the phone so that all sounds are silenced besides turning it off?

    Your backup alarm went off with the volume set to zero and you still heard that one too?

    I was under the impression that the alarm's volume was relative to the phone volume setting.
    12-12-2012 10:56 AM
  5. CapnPauly's Avatar
    My old iPhone did this too; alarms would still go off audibly if I had it set to vibrate only.
    12-12-2012 11:10 AM
  6. Boggy79's Avatar
    The alarm will still go off if the volume is set to 0. I turn mine all the way down while the phone is charging overnight so that I don't get woken by drunken texts :)
    Still get a wake up call before work each day...happy me!
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    12-12-2012 11:16 AM
  7. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    Why is this even a thread? Turn the alarm off if you don't want it to go off.
    12-12-2012 11:17 AM
  8. philpeeps's Avatar
    It is this way on every platform now, AFAIK.
    12-12-2012 11:18 AM
  9. fardream's Avatar
    Sadly on windows phone setting phone to vibrate doesn't silence a lot of things, game volume included
    12-12-2012 11:21 AM
  10. poken1151's Avatar
    It is this way on every platform now, AFAIK.
    Yea, I know for a fact this is how my android device works, and I'd assume as much for an iDevice. Unless, per chance, there is a specific setting that pushes alarms under all other media.

    The ida, as I understand it, is that people may be busy or forget to raise their volume, and the one thing you don't want to happen is Just cuz you se you're phne to vib and went to bed, you miss your alarm.

    So yea, I assume this is how all the platforms work, I know my android worked this way, BUT a specific app is different. Alarmdroid on android for ex. has a setting to keep it inline with system volume or media volume. Which is the same for some alarm apps on WP.
    12-12-2012 11:28 AM
  11. Mystictrust's Avatar
    Why is this even a thread? Turn the alarm off if you don't want it to go off.
    Had no idea I even had my alarms on and its not something I actively think of 24/7. Was hoping maybe someone would know of a magical way to silence all sounds buried somewhere. I can understand it working on vibrate and it makes sense if you forget to take the phone off vibrate before bed (or wish to not be disturbed) but I would think setting the phone completely silent would silence all sounds.

    Guess I just wasn't aware that the alarm is permanently locked into 100% volume no matter what and it can't be changed. I'll probably just stop using recurring alarms then. Thanks all.
    12-12-2012 11:30 AM
  12. Optimus82's Avatar
    It is this way on every platform now, AFAIK.
    not on android. you have the option to have the alarm follow system volume or not and you also have the option to set different volume levels for system, ringtone, notifications, alarms and media.
    12-12-2012 11:31 AM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    When I used a BlackBerry, my alarm would go off even if I had the device in silent or vibrate mode.
    12-12-2012 12:02 PM
  14. PG2G's Avatar
    Had no idea I even had my alarms on and its not something I actively think of 24/7. Was hoping maybe someone would know of a magical way to silence all sounds buried somewhere. I can understand it working on vibrate and it makes sense if you forget to take the phone off vibrate before bed (or wish to not be disturbed) but I would think setting the phone completely silent would silence all sounds.

    Guess I just wasn't aware that the alarm is permanently locked into 100% volume no matter what and it can't be changed. I'll probably just stop using recurring alarms then. Thanks all.
    If you pin the Alarms to your home screen it will show you the time of your next Alarm on the tile.
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    12-12-2012 02:04 PM
  15. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    In my testing, the volume for alarms can not be changed. It is set at one level. Took me a while to get used to it as for me, it is really loud.
    12-12-2012 02:27 PM
  16. Narr's Avatar
    On my 820 if I set the volume Rot zero the alarm does not make a sound.
    12-12-2012 02:34 PM
  17. inteller's Avatar
    until it goes off.
    12-12-2012 02:36 PM
  18. vedichymn's Avatar
    I swear to god, if I see anyone from the "SO GLAD WINDOWS PHONE ONLY HAS ONE VOLUME CONTROL" thread in here I am going to get grumpy.
    12-12-2012 05:08 PM
  19. inteller's Avatar
    won't be me. ringer/volume control in WP is a joke.
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    12-12-2012 05:14 PM
  20. MerlotC's Avatar
    Glad to hear that it works that way actually. I never realized that before.
    12-12-2012 05:27 PM
  21. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I'm glad it works this way. I work weird hours (start at 330 am), so I commonly get calls and texts when I'm in bed since I go to bed early. I'm glad I can set my phone to silent and still be woken in the morning. I do wish there were separate volume for things like ringer, notifications, and system sounds (like keyboard click).
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    12-12-2012 06:28 PM
  22. lcw731's Avatar
    Only if that tile is the middle sized tile. if it is the smaller tile, it does not show you the time of your next alarm.
    12-12-2012 06:46 PM

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