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Samsung SCH-u740 Calendar Appointment Problem

I had a calendar appointment reminder come up yesterday. I viewed the reminder and then it disappeared completely from my list of reminders for the day. However, the reminder keep popping up every 30 minutes or so even though its not there anymore! It came up while I was asleep, and since I didn't view it, my alarm didn't go off this morning! How do I fix the problem? please help!

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  • Alex Jun 10, 2008

    I have a Samsun SCH-U410 and have a similar problem with my phone.

    The calender appointment reminder alert went off and I hit view now, and then 5 minutes later the alarm sounds again. Now the event isn't even listed in the calender but keeps sounding. I tried setting alarms and even resetting them but it has not stopped the problem. What do I do?

  • hrodrig Jun 20, 2008

    I too have this same exact situation where my calendar constantly goes off reminding me of the same appointment over and over but when I try to modify or edit the calendar, the only option that appears is "OK". I've gone into the calendar and looked for it even to try and search it by the due date and I just cannot locate it. It has woke me up many of times when I have forgotten to shut off the phone before I go to sleep. I had the same exact situation happen before but because the calendar date on the reminder was for February 29, I thought that it was a glitch due to the leap year bug or something. At that time I shut the phone off completely and that resolved that problem then but this reminder for some reason continually comes up even after I've shut the phone off for hours at a time and took the battery out for hours at a time. Please Please help. Thank you

  • greggt67 Aug 02, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with a calendar appointment going off every hour but it's not listed when I try to go in and delete it.

  • MeatWhistle Aug 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, kinda. I will have a calendar event set and it will notify me and I acknowledge the alert. Then an hour later I am alerted again, this goes on every or or so forever. When I go to try and delete the event I notice it has changed to a 'Recurrence Yearly' event, and I cannot delete it. This has happened several times since I have had the phone. The only solution that has worked is to delete EVERYTHING in my calendar and start over.
    I have noticed that since I STOPPED CHANGING the DEFAULT END TIME on events this has NOT happened in about 6 months.
    I think VZW/Samsung needs a FW upgrade to fix this, cos they were no help.

    Good luck to all


  • sevanc Nov 05, 2008

    same thing

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I have a SCH-u740, and for 3 days its been reminding me about ths one event every 30 minutes or so!, it's so annoying, it wakes me up, and i just can't turn off my phone, cuz i use it as an alram to wake up.. I dont know wat to do, and id rather not delete all my others events, cuz i have many..

  • fourbairns Mar 11, 2009

    Calendar appts go into the 'twilight zone' periodically after I've viewed them. Then they 'remind' me every hour of an event that's already past, and show as 'repeat yearly', which is not how it was entered! The appt itself no longer appears on the calendar at all, so cannot be deleted.

    I also find that the only way to stop it is 'erase old' and select 'one day'. This means that I have to re-enter all my repeating events every time it happens. PITA. None of my efforts, nor the Verizon store's tech people's, have caused it to stop re-occuring on a random basis. As the phone gets older, it happens more frequently, once a week or more now at 18 mos old.

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    My Samsung phone is brand new and I have the same problem down to every detail, the vanishing entry, the "repeat yearly" glitch... except my alarm goes off erratically: it will go off every sixty seconds for an hour or so, then lay quiet for 20 minutes or so, then strat going off once every sixty seconds again. (@_@) Arg!

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This is what I got from Samsung when I sent them a summary of the calender failing to deactivate, even after the appointment was removed.
Mine has been quiet for an hour so far:

Thank you for your inquiry.
How Do I Reset My SCH-u740?
To reset the handset follow the steps below:

  1. While in standby mode, press the OK button for Menu
  2. Select Settings & Tools, using the navigation keys
  3. Select Phone Settings (6)
  4. Select Security (6)
  5. Enter the lock code, default password is the last 4 digits of cell phone number, unless it has been changed
  6. Select Reset Settings (3)
  7. Highlight Yes, using the navigation keys
  8. Press the OK button to confirm resetting the handset to factory default settings
Note: All settings (Except Contacts) are reset to factory default settings

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  • shiggys Dec 20, 2008

    My previous Solution #2 FAILED. It went off 3 hours later, same thing. I noticed a little calender icon on the front screen. I went back to the Calender page, hitOptions, then Erase Old, then One Day. I noticed it erased 1 entry (which I should have had 0 entries). The main page showed no Calender Icon. I hope this does it. PS write down any anniversaries, birthday, reminders prior to doing this.

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I basically cleared my entire calendar by going into the "options" menu while viewing my calendar and choosing the "erase all" option which is #5 of the entries of options to choose from. Ever since then I never had the problem again. I hope this helps

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I just erased all old events older than one day about 2 hours ago and so far I haven't had the event come back so I think this fix is the way to do it.

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Try setting your alarm again. There should be 3-4 alarm options that you can set....be safe and set multiple alarms.

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