How to Fix Alarm Not Working on iPhone in iOS 10/11

“Why won’t my alarm go off on iPhone 7 Plus? I have lost count how many times I have been late for work as a result of this. Really need help to fix this. Any idea?”

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Have you ever got late for work because of your iPhone alarm not going off in the morning? It’s a pain to find iPhone alarm not ringing on time, especially for those people who have trouble getting out of bed early. Recently after updating to iOS 11, some people got issues with iPhone 7 alarm. If you also face the problem of iOS 11 or iOS 10.3.3 alarm not working on iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, check the fixes in this article.

How to Fix iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus Alarm Not Working Issue

1. Check your iPhone settings

If you wake up to see the alarm screen “playing” with no sound, here are some basic iPhone settings you need to check firstly:

  • Check volume level

Sometimes you may find your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus alarm not playing sound because the ringer volume is at a decent level. Therefore, you can go to Settings > Sounds to check the volume level of the ringer and alerts. Or you can directly adjust the ringer volume from your home screen using volume control button. Notice that if your screen shows “Volume” when you press volume control button, you are adjusting the media volume for music, videos, or games. To adjust the volume for alarms, ringer, or system notifications for your iPhone, make sure the volume meter is labeled “Ringer”.

Adjust iPhone ringer volume
Fix iPhone 7 Alarm Not Sounding – Adjust the Ringer Volume
  • Check the sound

Next you should check the sound for your alarms. Open Clock app > go to the Alarm screen > tap Edit in the upper left corner > choose an alarm. Then make sure you have set an alarm sound tone in Sound option. If you set Sound as “None”, the alarm won’t sound when it’s time to alert.

Fix iPhone Alarm Not Ringing - Check Alarm Settings
Fix iPhone 7 Alarm Not Working – Check Alarm Settings

2. Reset all settings and restart your iPhone

It could be possible that system update have reset some settings on your iPhone and make your iPhone 7 alarm won’t go off. Thus, you can reset all settings on your iPhone in Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. Then restart your iPhone and create new alarms for your iPhone.

Fix iPhone Alarm Not Working - Reset All Settings on iPhone
Fix iPhone 7 Alarm Not Going Off – Reset All Settings on iPhone

3. Check third-party apps

Some third-party alarm apps may conflict with the stock iOS Clock app on iPhone. If you have installed third-party alarm apps, try to uninstall them to see if it fix alarm not working on iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

4. Update to the latest iOS version

It could be some unexpected bugs in current iOS version that cause alarm not working on iPhone 7/7 Plus or earlier model. If you are older iOS version, it is advised to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 11 to see if Apple fixes this issue. To check iOS software update, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Fix iPhone Alarm Issues - Check iOS Updates
Fix iPhone Alarm Not Souding – Check iOS Updates

Tip: If you decide to install iOS 11, check the 5 things you should do before updating your iPhone.

5. Restore your iPhone

Another way solve iPhone 7 alarm not working issue is restoring your iPhone, which could be also helpful to fix many other common iOS 10.3/iOS 11 issues. You can restore your iPhone with either iTunes or iCloud.

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  1. My iPhone 7 Plus is not working also. I managed to update , checked the volume and removed the third party apps, reset the settings but still not working.

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