Why iPhone Alarm Didn’t Go Off?

Why iPhone Alarm Didn’t Go Off?. Some of the iPhone users already reported that their iPhone alarm doesn’t go off sometimes. So you could miss your important deadlines such as meetings, a job, a date, business contracts, etc. While researching reasons that why iPhone alarm didn’t go off, we have found some reasons for this problem and how to solve this problem as well.

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Why Does My Alarm Keep Going Off On iPhone?

As we mentioned, there are a few reasons that your iPhone alarm didn’t go off. So please check this list and get an idea of why your iPhone alarm didn’t go off.

  • Increase up the Volume
  • Reboot Your iPhone
  • Use Only One Alarm Clock App
  • Check the Alarm’s Time Settings
  • Manually Update Your iPhone

Method 1: Increase up the Volume

First, make sure to check your iPhone volume. If the volume is mute, you cannot hear the alarm sound when it’s ringing. The volume buttons which are the side of the iPhone allows you to control two separate sounds.

Think, if you are open music app or game app. If so when you try to increase the alarm volume using buttons, it will be increasing the music app sounds instead of the alarm sound. So you need to be careful when alarm volume increasing.

To avoiding this, you can go to Settings on the iPhone and open Sounds. Then scroll down a little bit and find the “Ringer and Alerts” option. In there you can control the alarm volume without using buttons.

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You can check the alarm volume without waiting. go to the “Clock” and select “Alarm”. Then tap on the “Edit”. Then open the “Sounds” and tap on the one of the tone from the list. If you can hear it, the alarm sound will working perfectly.


Method 2: Reboot Your iPhone

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As you know, restarting is a common solution for lots of tech problems. So, you can restart your iPhone to check if the is alarm not working.

To restart your iPhone, hold and press the power button on the iPhone until you see the power-off screen. Then switch the slider to power off the iPhone. Once it’s turned off, press the power button again to restart the iPhone. Now check if the iPhone alarm didn’t go off.


Method 3: Use Only One Alarm Clock App

If you have installed more alarm apps on your iPhone, it should be the problem. Also, if you have set the same time on both alarm apps including iPhone’s default alarm app, it might be crushing the alarm and that’s why iPhone alarm didn’t go off.

So I recommend to you uninstall the third-party alarm app from your iPhone and check if the iPhone default alarm is working. However, if you need to use a third-party alarm app on your iPhone, please check the alarm app volume is muted. If it is muted, you must unmute it and increase the volume.


Method 4: Check the Alarm’s Time Settings

The Alarm time setting might be the reason for this problem. Make sure to check the alarm’s time settings. If you set a specific time for the alarm which means time and date, it’s generally working for only that the specific time. For example, if you set the alarm time today at 4.00 am. It is working today but it will not be working tomorrow if we are not set the right settings.

So you must set alarm’s repeat settings. Go to the “Clock” and open “Alarm” and then tap on the “Edit”. Once it’s opened, Tap on the “Repeat” option and you can see “Never” as the default setting. So you will able to set repeat settings to every day or a specific date that you need.

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Method 5: Manually Update Your iPhone

Many users have not updated their iPhone software before to look into the causes of this problem. If the iPhone software not been updated, you will some bugs like this “iPhone alarm not working” problem. So please check if your iOS is up to date.

To update your iPhone, go to “Settings” and tap on the “General”. Then open the “Software Update” and it will automatically check that if there are any available Updates you have. So if there are any Updates, you can just tab on the “Download and Install” button to update your iPhone.

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Final Word

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Sajith Herath

Sajith Herath is a Software quality analyst for Mobile and Computer applications. He is the founder of Bigfact-Review. He has written about technology for nearly a decade and He has lots of experience in tech field.