How to Fix Alarm Not Working on iPhone iOS 11.3/11.2/11

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Question
“I’ve heard the latest version of IOS 11.3 has a bug where the alarm not working or playing up? I’ve held off updating mine and the wife’s iPhone X as we both use the alarm everyday. Anyone else had problems like this with IOS 11.3? If so what phone is it? Or perhaps you’ve updated and the alarm is working fine?”

It can be one of the most annoying problems ever, you set your alarm to wake you up and then it doesn’t work. The major problem is you realize your alarm is not working too late when you’re already late for work, school or that appointment. So as annoying as this problem can be, it van also really mess with your daily life.

So what do you do when you realize your alarm is not playing songs or making noise? In this article, we take a look at some of the most effective solutions to this problem so you never have to miss an appointment because of a faulty alarm.

1. Part 1. Check the Volume

As obvious as it sounds it is quite possible that you are simply unable to hear the alarm because the volume isn’t high enough. The iPhone has two volume types; Ringer volume and the Media volume. The media volume is used to control volume in apps, games and videos while the ringer volume is used to control volume in system alerts, notifications and alarms.

To make sure that your volume is loud enough before you go to sleep, go to the Home screen and use the volume control button to turn it up. If the volume control is marked “volume” and not “ringer” you are adjusting the media. Adjust the “ringer” volume to adjust the alarm volume.

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2. Check the Settings of the Alarm

If the alarm rang yesterday and not today, the problem could be your settings. You need to check if you set the alarm for just one day or for every day. To do that, follow these simple instructions;

Step 1: Launch the Clock app on your device and then select “Alarm.”

Step 2: Click on “Add Alarm” and then choose “Repeat” alarm to select the number of days you’d like the alarm to repeat.

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3. Remove 3rd Party Apps

Third-party alarm apps have been known to interfere with the functionality of the stork alarm. If you have a third-party alarm app installed on your device, delete it.
Touch and hold the app until it starts to wiggle and then tap on “X” that appears. Tap “Delete “in the popup to confirm.

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4. Restore your iPhone Without Data Loss

When certain functions on your deice will not work as expected, restoring the device often works. But restoring a device in iCloud or iTunes can often result in data loss; it is likely that you could lose some of the new data on your device.

Fortunately, there is a tool you can use to restore an iPhone without losing any of the data on your device. This tool is iMyFone D-Port Pro Backup & Restore Tool . As the name suggests, this tool is a backup and restore tool that allows users to easily make a backup of all the data on their devices and then restore the backup on to the iPhone in a single click, you can also selectively restore just some of the data on your device without affecting the other data.

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5. Reset All Settings of iPhone

Resetting all the settings on your iPhone could work to solve the problem especially since the function of the alarm is affected by a bug in the settings.  A reset will eliminate the bug, rendering your system functional again. Here’s how to reset settings on your iPhone;

Step 1: Open the settings app on your device and then tap “General.”

Step 2: Tap on “Reset” and then choose “Reset All Settings.”

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6. None of the Tips above Work for You?

If none of the solutions above work to fix the problem, your best course of action would be to restore the device in iTunes. Make sure that you back up the device before restoring it since you could lose the new data on the device. To restore the iPhone in iTunes, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Select the iPhone when it appears.

Step 3: Click “Restore iPhone” and then confirm.

Wait for the restore process to be completed.

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