Jelly Bean update breaks alarm clock on ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity

One of the most important features on any Android device – and one that we often take for granted – is the alarm clock. Gone are the days when I owned a separate alarm clock; I rely on my phone or tablet to wake me up on time each morning. And if they don’t, well, I’m screwed.

Unfortunately, when major OTA updates are released for Android devices, they have a horrible tendency to break things, and the Jelly Bean update for the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) is no exception. And this time, it broke the beloved alarm clock.

Users have been reporting that, when the tablet is docked and closed, the alarm clock will make a short “chirping” sound, and then be completely silent. When turning on the screen, users note that the regular alarm dialogue appears, asking users to dismiss or snooze – but the alarm itself is completely silent; the tablet won’t even vibrate.

Obviously, this is a big deal – and I’m wondering how many people were late for work the next day after accepting the Jelly Bean update. Luckily, if you’re experiencing this yourself, you’re not crazy – and you’re not alone. I just hope ASUS fixes this ASAP.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.