Most of us rely on our phones for everything, including waking up in the morning. So it can be quite an inconvenience when your iPhone 13 Pro alarm is not working. After all, you might not have a traditional alarm clock or a smartwatch, or other devices to use instead. But don’t worry, I’ve got some solutions to help you out. Try the below tips to fix the iPhone 13 Pro alarm not working.
Note: information in this article apply to iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
What To Do if iPhone 13 Pro Alarms Won’t Work
If your iPhone 13 Pro alarms won’t work, follow the steps below to fix the problem:
Double-check Your Ringer Volume
This is the most common reason why your iPhone 13 Pro alarms won’t work, as the alarm actually went off when it was supposed to, but you didn’t hear the sound. This can happen if you accidentally turned the sound of your notifications down, which would include the ringer for your alarm.
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and tap Sounds & Haptics.
- Under the Ringer and Alerts section, move the volume slider all the way to the right.
- You might also want to toggle the Change with Buttons option to the On position.
Once you’ve adjusted the volume, you can jump into the Clock app and create a quick alarm to make sure that everything is back in working order.
Double-check the alarm settings
Unfortunately, most of the time when an iPhone 13 Pro alarm doesn’t go off when you expect, the root cause is user error — you probably simply set the alarm incorrectly. The most common errors? Choosing PM instead of AM (or the other way around) or believing the alarm was set to recurring when in fact it was a one-time alarm.
To check, start the Clock app, tap the Alarm tab at the bottom of the page, and find the alarm that didn’t work the way you expected. Check for the proper time, AM/PM setting, and see if it’s set to recur on the days of the week you want. If not, tap it and make the necessary changes.
Use an Apple Watch? Check your settings there
If you use an Apple Watch in conjunction with your phone’s Clock app, certain settings on your watch can interfere with the watch’s ability to gently wake you in the morning when the alarm is scheduled to go off.
First, make sure your Apple Watch isn’t locked. If necessary, enter your passcode on the watch so you can gain access to your watch apps. Then swipe up from the bottom to see the Settings screen and make sure that it is not set to Mute, Theater mode, or Airplane mode. If any of those three icons are selected, tap them to turn them off.
Make sure your phone isn’t connected to a Bluetooth device
Another way your alarm might sound but still not get your attention: The audio might be playing through a connected audio device, like headphones, earbuds, or a portable speaker that’s in another room. You can ensure there are no connected Bluetooth devices, or simply toggle Bluetooth off and then turn it back on again. Any devices will disconnect and the alarm should play through the iPhone’s speaker.
To do that, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to see the Control Center. Tap the Bluetooth icon in the top left, then wait about five seconds. Then you can turn Bluetooth back on again (or, if you prefer, simply leave it off).
Restart Your iPhone
iPhone 13 Pro Alarms Won’t Work – Restart your phone.
For one reason or another, we’ve found that a simple restart of your iPhone can fix any issues that you may experience. At the end of the day, our smartphones are just really fast computers, and there might be some software cruft that is wreaking havoc. Here’s how you can restart your iPhone:
- Press and hold the Side Button with either the Volume Up or Volume Down buttons at the same time.
- Once the Slide to Power Off slider appears, slide the toggle to turn off your iPhone.
When you perform a “regular” restart of your iPhone, this allows iOS to go through its traditional shutdown safety nets. But if you want to really knock out any potential cobwebs, then you might want to try a force restart.
- Quickly press the Volume Up button and release.
- Quickly press the Volume Down button and release.
- Press and hold the Side button for 10-15 seconds until your iPhone reboots.
Once your iPhone is finished booting back up, log back in, and then head into the Clock app to set a quick alarm. This should give you an idea as to whether everything is back in working order or not.
Pick A Different Alarm Sound
Another issue that we’ve run into in the past is that the default sound for the iPhone doesn’t actually work. It’s one of the weirdest bugs, but it’s happened off and on over the years, even after iOS updates claim to fix the bug. Here’s how you can swap out the alarm noises if your iPhone 13 Pro alarms won’t work:
- Open the Clock app on your iPhone.
- Tap Alarm in the bottom toolbar.
- In the top right corner, tap Edit.
- Select the alarm that you want to change.
- Tap Sound.
- Pick a Ringtone or Song that you want to use.
- Tap Vibration.
- Select one of the options provided.
- Tap < Sound in the top right corner.
- Tap < Back in the top right corner.
- In the top left corner, tap Save.
- Repeat the steps for all of your pertinent alarms
If you want to be on the safe side, you can always restart your iPhone after you’ve updated your alarms. This could help to knock out any of the kinks that have been preventing alarms from going off.
Check For An iOS Update
Apple has been feverishly updating its lineup of devices, at a more rapid pace than we’ve seen in the past. Chances are, you might have an update waiting for you, but it just hasn’t prompted you to install it yet. If you want to be on the safe side, you can quickly and easily check for an update.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap General.
- Select Software Update.
- If there is an update available, tap the Download and Install button.
After the update is finished downloading, your iPhone will prompt you to begin the installation. During this time, you will be unable to use your iPhone, so make sure you have a few minutes to spare.
Reset All Settings
The last method we recommend trying if your iPhone 13 Pro alarms won’t work essentially resets all of the preferences that you might have tweaked over the duration of owning your iPhone. This literally means that if you’ve tapped a toggle to turn something on or changed an alarm, performing this reset will put things back to the way that they were when you first took the iPhone 13 Pro out of the box.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap General.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
- Tap the Reset button at the bottom of the page.
- Tap Reset All Settings.
- Enter your passcode if prompted.
As you might expect, following the steps above will also require you to go back into the Clock app and set up all of your alarms again. Obviously, this is a rather cumbersome solution, but it’s better than waking up later than you need to be.
Download a different Alarm App
There’s really nothing wrong with Apple’s Clock app. It has much of the functionality that you need, along with a few added benefits thanks to Bedtime Mode. But for some, Apple’s app just won’t wake you up when you need to get up. Thanks to the wonder that is the App Store, there are quite a few alternatives that you can try out. Here are three of our favorites.
- Sleep Cycle – By using Sleep Cycle to track your sleep and find your perfect wake-up window, we believe you’ll be part of that change, for the benefit of better health.
- Alarmy – Joyful Alarm clock – Alarmy makes your BODY get out of bed first and then makes you get to the place like a bathroom where you have no other choices but to wake up. Alarm will keep ringing until you prove the fact that you arrived at the place through taking a “Photo” or scanning a “Barcode”.
- Alarm Clock for Me – Wake up and go to sleep to your favorite music, get your own collection of exclusive designer clocks, know weather conditions in your area, and light up the darkness with a powerful built-in flashlight!
Alarm not working on iPhone 13 Pro: fixed!
Alarm is something that we use a lot, as it’s a great feature to to make sure we wake up on time. Well, these tips should solve your iPhone 13 Pro alarm issues in most situations. If we missed something, let us know in the comments section below.