How to Fix iPhone Alarm Not Working

What happens when the alarm on your iPhone doesn’t go off in the morning and you are late for your work or a scheduled appointment. Many people tried to set multiple alarms on their iPhone but it did not work. Therefore, we have a list of solutions in this post to help you resolve this problem and you will not have to worry about waking up late in the future.

How to Fix iPhone Alarm Not Working Issue

Trouble with Alarm Volume or Ringtone

If you just overslept and you realized that the alarm wasn’t ringing, then you should make sure that you already set the alarm volume at a high level to wake you up. You can increase the ringer volume by unlocking your iPhone and using the volume keys to crank it up before you sleep.

However, you should note that iOS has two types of volume settings, including ringer volume and media volume. The media volume controls all the in-app, music, video and games volume, while the ringer volume takes responsibility for the ringtone, notification, and alarm sounds volume.

Alarm is Not Working

Make sure the sound you set for your alarm. To do this, head to Clock -> Alarm -> Edit -> Sound. If the tone is  ‘None’, then the alarm would will play no sound. Another solution is deleting your existing alarm and create new one.

Finally, reboot your device by holding the Power button to switch of your iPhone, then turn it back again. If it still does not work, then you should make a reset by holding down both the Power button and Home button (on iPhone 7/7 Plus is Volume Down key) at the same time until you see the Apple logo. After that, release all buttons. Your device will go to the home-screen and check if the alarm works.

Also read: How to Restore iPhone From Old iCloud Backup

Update your iOS Version

Sometime, the issue can be fixed by updating your iPhone to the latest iOS version. To do this, you navigate to Settings -> General -> Software Update and check the update to a newer iOS version of iOS then  tap Update. Once your phone is up to date, check if the alarm is working or not.

Reset All Settings

The last resort you can do to fix the issue is resetting your device to the factory settings. However, we recommend you to back up your data to iCloud or iTunes first before doing the reset. After resetting the settings, set a new alarm and check if the issue is resolved.

You should follow all the steps above first, if the issue still remains, then the single option is to contact the Apple Support.

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