Why won’t the alarm on this iPad sound?
June 12, 2021 9:18 PM   Subscribe

My son’s iPhone (an 11 I think) won’t sound an alarm under certain conditions.

My son is trying to use his phone as an alarm using the bedtime feature. If he decides to get up at a different time and changes his wake up time the phone won’t go off in the morning.
We have already checked the sounds and haptics settings and they are all set.
posted by Biblio to Technology (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This just happened to me. The only thing that did it for me was to stop using the bedtime feature. I also use an Apple Watch that I previously had set up to wake me, but despite turning all those watch-related features off entirely, it never went back to making a sound to wake me. Timers were all sounding correctly. So frustrating but I found other users with the same issue.
posted by ancient star at 12:27 AM on June 13, 2021

It's definitely the bedtime feature. It has happened in our household and I feel like every other day I hear someone screaming about this among my friends on FB.
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:15 AM on June 13, 2021

Is he setting more than one alarm or is he changing the wake up time on the bedtime alarm, do you know? I reset my bedtime wake up pretty frequently and have never had this problem, for what it’s worth.
posted by mskyle at 5:58 PM on June 13, 2021

Even before the bedtime feature, I had this problem with my iPhone at least 10% of the time. I never could pin down what was going wrong. Sometimes I would find it “ringing” silently or very quietly. Sometimes I’d wake up an hour after the set time and there would be no indication whether it had sounded at all. I actually think that it’s gotten better since the bedtime feature was released, but this has always been a huge pain point for me. I feel like the intention of a user setting an alarm is very clear and very important.
posted by lostburner at 8:54 PM on June 13, 2021

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