iPhone Users Say Their Alarms Aren’t Going Off In the Morning

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Waking up and realizing that you slept through your alarm is the worst feeling, but what if your alarm never went off? This week, iPhone users are reporting this very phenomenon.

While this isn’t the first time there have been reports of iPhone alarm mishaps, this occurrence seems to have affected more users than usual after a TikTok video gained over one million views talking about the issue. 

The comment section was full of people thanking the creator for sharing that this has been happening to a multitude of users, because a lot thought it was only happening to them.  

The video referenced a popular iPhone Reddit thread that was explaining the issue. The Reddit user explained that both their alarm and their sons didn’t go off in the morning, making both of them late in the morning. 

“I have used the Health Sleep Schedule thing for about 3 years now, and it has NEVER failed to go off,” the user explained. (1)

It appears that iPhones have randomly been updated throughout the night, without alerting the user that an update will occur. This causes the iPhone to restart and any alarms set to be lost. 

The majority of complaints are coming from iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro users on iOS 17, but there have been reports of older iPhone models experiencing issues too. Not all users are experiencing shutdown issues and it seems to be an isolated issue, not happening multiple nights.

How do you know if this has happened to you? If you wake up to your passcode screen, it’s likely your iPhone restarted throughout the night. Alternatively, you can also go to your Settings and click on Battery, and if there was a gap in the charging throughout the night it’s likely your iPhone turned off at some point. 

Apple has not commented on the problem recently, however, there are some things you can do to help ensure you’ll wake up on time. 

Make sure to set multiple alarms. Some iPhone users are reporting that only one of their alarms didn’t go off, while others did. Just try not to go overboard and wind up with a girl alarm (kidding!).

Have a backup option. While an old-fashioned alarm clock might seem outdated, they can be a reliable backup. You can also set an extra alarm on a different device (iPad, Amazon Alexa, etc.) to help ensure at least one alarm goes off. 

  • theblobsnark. Reddit. October 11, 2024. https://www.reddit.com/r/iphone/comments/175dic1/2_different_iphones_alarms_didnt_go_off_this/. 

Julia Medina

Julia Medina

Julia is a Staff News Writer for Sleepopolis. From sleep news and education to the latest sleep trends, her goal is to keep you informed about what's going on in the world of sleep, dreams, mattresses, and more. Julia graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in communications and minors in film and sociology. In her free time she loves exploring new cities, relaxing with a good tv show, and getting some good quality sleep.

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