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Bug: Birthday reminders in 1.0.4.x

asked 2014-03-19 12:11:13 +0300

Venemo gravatar image

Birthday remindes in 1.0.4.x are different than they were before.

  • Birthday reminders are fired like alarms and use the alarm tone
  • Brithday reminders will ring even if the device is in silent mode


  • I used "Silence sounds" from the pulley menu in the lock screen
  • It is okay if alarms ring in silend mode, but it is not okay if birthday reminders do the same

The worst part is that this issue, combined with the fact that you can't turn birthday notifications off, means that I can no longer trust my Jolla that it will stay silent in a classroom.

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@Venemo - Have you checked what happens, if you uncheck System sounds from Settings => System => Sounds and response?

If that setting will silence the birthday alarm one could ask is the birthday alarm really system level topic?

Kari ( 2014-03-20 08:08:17 +0300 )edit

@Kari I don't want to turn off system sounds. I just want the birthday alarm to behave well.

Venemo ( 2014-03-21 15:56:57 +0300 )edit

@Venemo - Yes I understand. I was just suggesting to check and verify that if you do turn of the system sounds from that setting and that would also silence the birthday alarm that would be quite odd isn't it?

In my opinion birthday alarm should not be part of the system sound nor the alarm clock sound as well.

Kari ( 2014-03-21 16:49:47 +0300 )edit

I don't even get birthday reminders at all...

nthn ( 2014-04-07 14:00:55 +0300 )edit

I don't get birthday alert / reminder too. I use Sailfish I have a lot of birthday in my calander, the calender is activ, but i don't get a notification. Do i have wrong settings? Where can i set the calendar option?

Thanks in advance. Greets andre Zimmer

az2111 ( 2014-07-25 17:27:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-04-07 08:58:40 +0300

Fellfrosch gravatar image

I don't like the Birthday reminders the way they are implemented at the moment. They should definitely be configurable! I want to decide on my own if the reminder fires x days before the birthday of on the birthday itself. And I want to decide the way it reminds me (Just a notification/with vibration/as an alarm)...

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@Fellfrosch: Have a look at https://together.jolla.com/question/53692/feature-request-improve-missed-callmessage-reminder-with-mutiple-optional-periodic-notification-options-adjustable-per-event/, for a highly configurable event notification system. (I just added a comment to include birthday events, too.

ralooyar ( 2014-12-08 21:44:06 +0300 )edit
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