Easy Fixes for iPhone Alarm Not Working Issue

It is 2017 and we don’t have flying cars yet. You must have come across memes using that phrase if you are an avid social media user. On the other hand, it is 2017 and you may be having a bone to pick with the stock alarm app on your iPhone.

Whether you are using the iPhone X, 8, 7, or 6, the chances of a bug affecting the alarm clock are minimal. As such, the cases of the alarm not working on iOS 10 or 11 mainly arise from user mistakes. Don’t believe me? Check out the following reasons for your iPhone 7 or iPad alarm not working and their fixes.

iPhone or iPad Alarm Not Working Solutions

As mentioned, having an issue like no alarm sound after updating your iDevice to iOS 11 can be your undoing.

Low Volume Level

When setting the alarm on your iPhone 6 just before going to bed, ensure you set the sound volume at a decent level. You can take the volume to the full level if you are a heavy sleeper.

Mute Switch

Another simple reason that cause your iPhone alarm only vibrate without any sound is when the Mute switch is ON. Go ahead and turn OFF the switch and you’ll have fixed the problem.

Changed Settings

As I already pointed out, most of the causes of iPhone alarm failing to work are user errors. In case you miss an important appointment because the alarm did not go go off, it might be time you consider resetting your settings.

However, only consider if you think it might be a setting that you changed that affected the alarm clock. In addition, resetting your iPhone settings will erase all your iPad settings.

iOS Update

Updating your iOS can quickly fix your iPhone’s no sound issue for the alarm. That the case although some users might mistake an update to iOS 11 as the cause for a faulty alarm.

Third Party Alarm App

Third party alarm applications are great although some require jailbreaking. Such apps give users the freedom and control over the stock Alarm app. As a result, the third-party app might be messing with the stock one. Go ahead and uninstall the app and see if it fixes the problem.

Apple Care

In the case that all the above simple fixes fail to work, opting for Apple Care is the last resort.

Given the great improvements that came with iOS 11, it is less likely that the alarm app fails to work. If you think there is a fix we did not cover, mention us on Twitter with your thoughts.

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