How to Turn Up Your iPhone Alarm Volume

Sleep is essential to our health, but we also need to get up in time for appointments and meetings. Almost everyone today owns at least a smartphone, so we rely on our iPhones with a classic alarm tone to get us out of bed.

However, you may have noticed that the iPhone alarm sound remains quiet, causing heavy sleepers to miss something important, which is very frustrating. Luckily, some simple workarounds make your iPhone alarm sound louder to ensure nothing is missed.

How to make your iPhone alarm louder

There are two ways you can turn up your iPhone’s alarm volume. The first uses the Settings app, and the other uses the physical buttons. We will cover them all in the section below.

Method 1: Use the Settings App

iPhone sounds settings
  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  2. Tap Sounds.
  3. Move the slider under the Ringer and Alert to the right to turn up the volume.

Method 2: Using the Volume Buttons

You can use the physical volume buttons to quickly turn your iPhone’s alarm volume up or down. However, you must first turn on the Change with Buttons option in the Settings app. Here is how to do it. 

  1. Open the Settings app from your home screen
  2. Tap Sounds.
  3. Turn on the switch for the Change with Buttons option and close the Settings app.
  4. You can now use the physical buttons to adjust your iPhone’s alarm volume quickly.

iPhone Alarm Not Working

There are times when your iPhone’s alarm is not working. There are several reasons for that, ranging from outdated software to speakers not working to hardware flaws. If you are now having trouble with your iPhone alarm, try the fixes below. 

Check your alarm sound. If your iPhone alarm is not going off, ensure that you have set it up properly. To do it, open the Clock app > Edit > Select your Alarm > Sound > None. Now, choose an alarm tone or song and Save. 

Turn off the Snooze option. If the problem persists, try disabling the Snooze option. To do it, from the Clock app, tap your alarm, then turn off the toggle next to Snooze.

Choose a new alarm sound. Your iPhone has many default ringtones to choose from. Try using a new alarm to see if the problem is fixed. To do it, open the Clock app > your alarm > sound > vibration

Try using an external speaker. Try connecting your iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker to see if the alarm tone is loud enough. If it’s not, the problem may be with your iPhone’s speaker itself. 

Also read: How to Fix Your iPhone alarm not working

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