Your iPhone’s alarm can help you wake up on time, remember important appointments, and stay on schedule throughout the day. However, sometimes the default alarm volume may be too loud or too quiet for your tastes.
Luckily, you can easily adjust the volume of your iPhone’s alarm sound. This can make it easier to get out of bed in the morning.
1. Open the Settings app
If your iPhone alarm is not ringing or sounding correctly, it can be helpful to know how to turn down the volume. This will help you wake up on time and avoid disturbing other people in your home.
One easy way to change the alarm volume on your iPhone is to open the Settings app and tap Sounds. Then, you can use the Ringer and Alerts slider to adjust the volume of your alarms. The volume level will be displayed and an alert will ring to indicate how high or low it is.
Another way to change the volume is to use the physical volume buttons on your iPhone. However, these can only be used if you enable the ‘Change with Buttons’ option in the same Ringer and Alerts section.
There are also some third-party apps that can cause the alarm to ring too loudly, so you may want to disable them. If that doesn’t work, try deleting them and restarting your iPhone to see if it fixes the problem.
The ‘Attention Aware’ feature can interfere with the alarm volume, so turning it off should fix your problem. If you don’t have an iPhone X or later, you can find this in the iPhone Settings app under “Face ID and Attention.”
When you turn off the ‘Attention Aware’ option, your iPhone will no longer be sensitive to your face. This feature is designed to protect your privacy and can be useful, but it can irritate people who are trying to sleep.
2. Tap Sounds
Many people find that their alarm sounds too loud on their iPhone 12 and need to find a way to change it. There are a few different ways you can adjust the sound on your iPhone, including using a third-party alarm app and changing the settings in your phone’s Clock app.
The first step is to open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap Sounds. Then, tap Ringer and Alerts to adjust your iPhone’s ringer, alert, and alarm volume.
You can also use the side volume buttons on your iPhone to adjust your alarm’s ringer and alert volumes. Generally, this feature is turned off by default, but you can enable it in Settings. To do so, just tap the “Change with Buttons” slider and turn it on.
Another way to adjust your alarm’s volume is to use the slider on the Sounds & Haptics screen. You can drag the slider to decrease or increase your alarm’s volume, depending on how loud you want it.
Lastly, you can switch your iPhone’s Ring/Silent physical switch to silent mode to prevent the alarm from being heard if your device is muted. You can also turn on your iPhone’s Do Not Disturb feature if you don’t want to be disturbed by calls or notifications during your sleep.
If none of the solutions above work for you, restart your iPhone. This is often a quick and easy fix that can fix a number of issues, including iPhone alarms that don’t go off or are too loud.
3. Tap Ringer and Alerts
If your iPhone alarm sounds too loud, you can turn down the volume to a more comfortable level. This will also help you to wake up on time without disturbing anyone else.
Apple’s latest version of iOS (iOS 12) has a feature that lets you change the volume of the phone ringer and alerts by tapping on a bar located in the Settings app. This is the easiest way to lower or raise the volume of your alarm, though you can also use a hardware switch on the side of your device to adjust the ringer and alerts volume.
When you tap the Ringer and Alerts bar, you’ll see a slider that will let you change your alarm’s volume. You can drag this slider to the left to decrease the volume of your alarm and to the right to increase it.
This is a great way to make your alarm sound less annoying, especially when you’re in the middle of a project that requires a lot of focus. Alternatively, you can choose to play a song when you wake up instead of an alarm tone.
If you have a problem with the volume of your iPhone alarm, it’s best to start by checking whether your ringer volume is set to muted or not. The ringer volume is located in the “Ringer and Alerts” section of the Settings app, and it’s typically set to muted unless you enable a setting that allows you to adjust the volume using your phone’s physical buttons.
You can easily check this by opening the Settings app and tapping on “Sounds & Haptics.” Once you’re in that section, scroll down to “Ringer and Alerts” and tap the “Change with Buttons” toggle.
4. Tap Volume
If you’re having trouble hearing your iPhone alarm sound, you might need to adjust the volume. You can do this on the phone’s Settings app or the Control Center, which is accessible by swiping down from the Home screen or lock screen.
You can also use the physical volume buttons on your iPhone to increase or decrease the alarm volume. If you want to use the buttons, go to the Sounds section of the Settings app, then toggle on the Change with Buttons option in the Ringer and Alerts tab.
Once you’re there, drag the Ringer and Alerts slider to your desired level. Then, a notification will pop up telling you how your volume has changed.
Another way to manually adjust the alarm sound is to go to the Control Center and tap the volume button on your iPhone 12. This is a great option if you don’t want to use the Settings app, as the control center’s buttons work much like those on your physical device.
The only problem with this method is that it’s tied to the ringer and alerts setting. That means the change will apply to your phone’s other alert sounds. To avoid that, try turning off the “Change with Buttons” feature in the Ringer and Alerts section.
You can also remove a third-party alarm clock app from your iPhone. These apps are often easy to use, but they can interfere with Apple’s own alarm clock app.