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Countdown function

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Countdown function

Hi guys.

Just made the switch to Z3 from Z1C. Overall very pleased. And so far i just found this tiny issue. If I use the countdown and the phone has the screen locked a notification pops up i get 1 second of the alarm and then silent.

The phone is running on kitkat.

I did restart in safe mode, i did clean the app cache but no luck.
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Re: Countdown function

I went to Sony shop and had the phone examined by a technician who confirmed is a 4.4.4 bug for this model and "warmly" advised to upgrade to 5.0.2.

Lollipop is still love hate so if the battery life is an issue I'll skip it for now.

I really appreciate your input guys!

Cheers

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Emperor
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Re: Countdown function

I was not able to recreate this, could you elaborate a bit more?




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Commissioner
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Re: Countdown function

I open alarm and clock
I pick the timer
Set the countdown time
Lock the device
When the time is up the alarm rings for just one second and the phone unlocks

If i do not lock the phone the alarm sounds until I mute it.

Hope i was clear this time.

Thanks
Emperor
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Re: Countdown function

it works fine for me, it keeps ringing, you might want to change the alarm sound




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Commissioner
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Re: Countdown function

I can not change the timer alarm...

 

It's really odd. If I keep the phone awake with the screen unlocked, when the time is up, lets say 1 minute countdown, the alarm rings ok until I stop. If the screen is locked it wakes up the phone, unlocks it, sounds for 1 second and then mutes, However the alarm clock pops up and still ask me to stop.

 

I use this function very often when I exercise, between reps. 

 

Any other ideas?

 

Thanks

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Re: Countdown function

Test it on safe mode

 

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/FAQ/How-to-boot-your-phone-into-safe-mode/m-p/348008#U348008




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Commissioner
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Re: Countdown function

I did. Is the same...

Emperor
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Re: Countdown function

that's quite odd, perhaps 

 

settings > apps > all > look for the clock or alarm app > clear data > restart the phone > check again.




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Commissioner
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Re: Countdown function

I mentioned in the first post that I have done this... 

 

I am doing it again as I type this. 

 

... and the same. 

 

I'll go back to shop and try another unit if I can't find a way to fix it. 

 

Thank you!

Demigod
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Re: Countdown function

There is a count down mini app. Try that 1 except the clock.

Press the right botton from the home screen then at the bottom a yellow mini app, its a tiner