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By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Here’s The Weird Reason Your Snooze Button Only Gives You An Extra 9 Minutes.

Setting Your Alarm Clock

The alarm clock on your iPhone is completely customizable. You can set the exact time, set it to repeat, and even name it. When the time comes to wake from your slumber, this pops up.

Setting Your Alarm Clock

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Naming Your Alarms

Here's some inspiration for naming your alarms. Look familiar? Seems like you're not the only one that likes to live on the edge.

Naming Your Alarms

The 9-Minute Snooze

Let's say you select 'Snooze.' Have you ever noticed that the snooze interval is set to 9 minutes?

The 9-Minute Snooze

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Tons of people are upset about it.

Sure, you can download other applications to customize your alarm further, but why isn't the option available in one place? That's why you bought the iPhone in the first place, right? For convenience and reliability.

One guy, Dave Smith, even wrote an article titled 'Apple really needs to fix the iPhone snooze button' for Tech Insider.

Tons of people are upset about it.

Looking Back: Limitations of Mechanical Clocks

This 9-minute mystery was probably best explained by David J. Slavik, a collector of antique clocks, on Quora.

"Many mechanical clocks achieved the snooze function by using a self-contained gear that reacted with the hour hand," he wrote.

"A specific timed snooze was not possible as the gearing was affected by the spring tension, size of the clock (limiting the size of the gear) and, since most relied on a separate spring drive, how long the entirety of the alarm function would be energized."

"In essence the alarm function of these old mechanical clocks was a separate set of gears that responded to the gross movements of only the hour hand which also explains why the 'hot zone' of a snooze alarm was only a single hour."

Looking Back: Limitations of Mechanical Clocks

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