1. frett's Avatar
    Like many others, I have been getting the Alarm error: "Something went wrong. Try again in a little bit." (8000ffff)

    I saw the suggestion to remove any third-party alarm apps, but I didn't have any!

    After a little head-scratching, I checked my "TinyDO" app and sure enough--a couple items had alarms set for them. I disabled the alarm, and now Cortana sets alarms for me!

    I went back in and re-enabled the alarm for a TinyDO item, and Cortana started giving me the alarm error again.

    So, another fix besides removing any alarm apps, is to disable alarms in other apps (i.e. reminder or to-do apps).

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by frett; 04-18-2014 at 08:29 AM.
    jmerrey likes this.
    04-17-2014 06:52 AM
  2. jmerrey's Avatar
    Worked for me! Thank you.
    04-17-2014 09:28 AM
  3. frett's Avatar
    @jmerrey. Glad I could help! I guess no one else has seen my little post since Sam Sabri and others are still only talking about the Alarm App fix. Oh well! :)
    04-18-2014 08:23 AM
  4. Heber Gonzalez's Avatar
    I got this error too, but I my case, the issue was only present, while I had an app called Alarm Plus. After I uninstalled it, I also had to reboot the phone in order for the "Set Alarm " or similar commands to start working again. --I did not test this: but it is possible that the issue was caused by the fact that I had active alarms set on the Alarm plus app, and based on what I am reading from this post it appears that the issue can occur with just about any app that has an alarm function.
    09-17-2014 08:39 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-18-2016, 06:05 PM
  2. Error: Update downloaded but can't be opened: Error code 80188309
    By Genghis7777 in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-2014, 08:58 PM
  3. Error when signing into Microsoft Account
    By Teguh Priyanto in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-17-2014, 12:50 AM
  4. Cortana alarm issues (CAN SET ALARM)
    By Michael Kerametlian in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-16-2014, 06:30 PM