iPhone alarm not working? It’s not just you

Recently, many iPhone users have reported a frustrating bug: their alarms aren’t waking them up. If you’ve found yourself oversleeping and scrambling to explain your tardiness to your boss, you’re not alone. Reports on social media platforms like TikTok and Reddit have been flooding in, highlighting this problem. Fortunately, Apple has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix.

In this article, we’ll delve into the details of this iPhone alarm bug, what might be causing it, and how you can resolve it.

iPhone alarm app

Users have been taking to social media platforms to express their frustration with their iPhone alarms failing to go off as expected. Some users have reported that their alarms are going off but with barely any sound. This bug isn’t entirely new; similar issues have been reported in the past, but this recent surge in reports suggests that it’s affecting a significant number of users.

After numerous complaints, Apple has confirmed the existence of this bug. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal’s tech columnist, Joanna Stern, Apple is aware of the problem and is actively working on a solution. However, the tech giant has not provided any specifics regarding what might be causing the bug.

While Apple hasn’t officially stated the cause of the problem, users on social media platforms and the Apple Support Community believe that it might be related to a feature called Attention Aware. This feature, available for iPhones with Face ID, is designed to adjust the volume of alerts based on whether the user is paying attention to the iPhone screen or not.

How disable Attention Aware on iPhone

If you’re one of the affected users, there’s a temporary solution you can try while you wait for Apple’s official fix. Many users have reported success in resolving the issue by turning off the Attention Aware feature. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Face ID & Passcode.
  3. Scroll down to the Attention section.
  4. Find Attention Aware Features and toggle it off.Attention Aware features

While Apple has yet to release an official fix for this issue, users can take solace in the fact that the company is actively working on it. It’s expected that the fix will be included in the next minor update, possibly iOS 17.5, which is currently in beta testing. Until then, it’s recommended to disable the Attention Aware feature to ensure your alarms work as expected.

About the Author

Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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