Samsung Galaxy J1

Hi guys.
I know this is not computer, but have a technical question that a tech maybe able to help with.
I bought this 2-3 weeks ago and my first, so called, smart phone.
I have always had analog phones and find them somewhat easier to use.
My first question is about the alarm function.
I have always used them as an alarm clock, to wake me up in the morning.
I have always turned my phone off, at night and the alarms have worked on all the phones I've had.
This one, when turned off, does sound the alarm.
Anyone know, why and if possible to rectify?
Also the review at http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_j1-6907.php says it has Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by).
I put micro sim in bottom and mini SD in top.
Does this mean I can put sim in both?
Thanks,
Ian

geek_ianalice1, Jun 5, 4:54 pm

If the phone's off, the alarm won't work. Nothing you can do to change that. Same goes for my smartphone and everyone elses.

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 5, 4:56 pm


So, analog phones work, but smart phones don't?
Seems strange.

geek_ianalice1, Jun 5, 5:04 pm

Far different technology. Those phones probably had something built-in to make the alarm work.

Think of a smartphone like a computer. When it's off, it's off. There's nothing operating to tell the alarm to go off.

Leave the phone on at night? I only ever turn mine off when flying.

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 5, 5:11 pm

Switch "blocking mode" on, so your alarm can still work.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00050954/56073

geek_rz_zone, Jun 5, 5:31 pm

Or just put the phone on silent. The alarm will still sound.

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 5, 5:37 pm

True, but having blocking mode on is handy for emergency contacts to still get through.

geek_rz_zone, Jun 5, 5:44 pm

I leave mine on the charger overnight,still switched on, the alarm will still work then.

geek_budgel, Jun 5, 5:54 pm

Only some sub models are actually dual SIM.

geek_vtecintegra, Jun 5, 6:03 pm



Good point

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 5, 6:11 pm



This is for the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, menu system on my phone is different.
Sorry

geek_ianalice1, Jun 5, 8:31 pm

I know you all gona laugh at this, but was watching a program, with doctors on it and they said that smart phones put out a lota radiation and should be turned off at night.
Analog phones are quite safe.

geek_ianalice1, Jun 5, 8:34 pm

Imagine how much deadly radiation is eating your brain when you're on call.

geek_clip1, Jun 5, 8:45 pm



Can always use a headset.
This is the first phone I've bought, that comes with a headset.

geek_ianalice1, Jun 5, 8:47 pm



Put it on airplane mode if you're worried. It won't transmit anything but your alarm will still work.

Also there's a LOT of conflicting evidence on the radiation harm thing.

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 5, 8:48 pm



What do you mean by 'analogue phone'?

While it is true a corded phone doesn't produce any radiation, the old analogue cordless and mobile phones generated a lot more than any modern digital cordless or cellphone.

geek_vtecintegra, Jun 5, 9:27 pm

Yes. The interface is a bit different but all Galaxy looks and works the same once you get the hang of it. It should be in settings somewhere. If not in there, you can download a "do not disturb" app from the play store, there are few to choose from. Otherwise, just put it to flight mode as others has suggested.

geek_rz_zone, Jun 5, 9:47 pm

Hi all and thanks for the info.
Re rz_zone, yes I am a newbie and because of my age, I don't understand these phones at all.
Flight mode sounds interesting and seems easy to put on.
Thanks to all.

geek_ianalice1, Sep 13, 11:01 pm

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