Alarm Not Working on iPhone

Some people have lost their job just because their alarm did not work in the morning. It’s a serious situation, especially when you don’t have any other person to throw a bucket of water on your head! Jokes apart, if you are facing issues with the alarm on your iPhone and iPad then we have some possible fixes which should resolve this issue. Check the list of fixes given below and try them one-by-one.

Alarm Not Working on iPhone or iPad? Check this out

Check The Mute Switch

The very basic thing is to check whether you have turned ON the Mute switch on your device. If so, turn it OFF.

Check Volume Level

Check whether the volume of your device is too low. If it’s low, make sure to increase.

Delete All the Existing Alarms and Start Afresh

Another simple but very effective trick that has worked for me on many occasions is to delete all the existing alarms and set fresh ones. So, I’d suggest you try out this little nifty trick.

Step #1. Launch the Clock app on your iPhone/iPad.

Open Clock App on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Now, tap on the Alarm tab at the bottom → Next, you need to tap on Edit at the top left corner.

Edit Alarms in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #3. Next up, tap on the red button to the left of an individual alarm. Then, tap on Delete; following the same method delete all the alarms.

Delete All Alarms in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Now, reboot your device. On iPhone 6s Plus/iPhone SE or earlier, press and hold the Home button and ON/OFF button at once until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

On iPhone 7/7 Plus, you need to press and hold the volume down button and ON/OFF button at once to force restart the device.

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

To reboot iPhone 8 and later, press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button and press and hold the side button.

Hard Reboot iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8

Step #5. Once your device has restarted, open the Clock appAlarm and set a new alarm.

Set Alarm in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Remove Third-Party Alarm Apps

Are you using any third-party alarm app on your device? If yes, delete the app as it might be confronted with the stock Clock app. Simply touch and hold on the app and when it starts wiggling, tap on “X” button. Then tap on Delete in the popup to confirm.

Reset All Settings

No solution as yet? Try resetting your iOS device to factory setting. As it will remove all the Wi-Fi passwords and website logins, you will have to re-add them. But your media along with data will remain safe.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on General.

Step #2. Tap on Reset.

Step #3. Tap on Reset All Settings and confirm.

Reset All Settings on iPhone

Update iOS on your Device

Apple always recommends you keep your device updated. It not only makes your device more secure but also helps it run more smoothly. Hence, try it out as well. Open the Settings app on your iOS device → General → Software Update and install it.

Update iOS on iPhone or iPad


What if nothing works for you?

Having faced such problems on quite a few occasions, I can say that you won’t have to come this far—on most occasions. But if, unfortunately, nothing has worked for you, restore your device as new with iTunes. Make sure to back up your device first before restoring it. Connect your device to the computer → open iTunes → select your device → Restore iPhone and confirm.

Restore iPhone and iPad using iTunesLast resort

If no luck at all, contact Apple care and do as direct.

Your take?

Which one of the above-mentioned tricks worked for you? Let us know that in the comments below.

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