How to Change Alarm Sound on iPhone

You have a high chance of waking up early when your iPhone alarm sound is louder than when it’s on a measured or monitored volume level. Also, if the feature uses volume down or volume up to control the alarm sound volume you may accidentally lower the alarm volume below your target, that is why I prefer to lock the alarm volume level.

On the contrary, if there is a reason to change your alarm sound due to an external factor that has nothing to do with you, then, you will learn how to change alarm sound on iPhone in this guide.

Meanwhile, it’s a bit technical when you want to change your alarm sound and not change your iPhone ringer. This change is applied to all that are using volume on your iPhone including music, alarm and call sound. You can also set it to use the volume buttons to control both the iPhone’s ringer and alert level.

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How to Turn Up Alarm Volume on iPhone

You should consider turning up your alarm volume if you want the sound to be louder. So, I will teach you how to turn up the alarm volume on your iPhone below.

  • Open your iPhone “Settings” app.
  • Tap “Sounds & Haptics.”
  • Move the “Volume” slider “Up” under “Ringtones and alerts.”

You can also turn up the alarm volume on your iPhone using the volume up button.

  • Toggle on “Change with Buttons” while on the “Sounds & Haptics” screen on your iPhone.
  • Press the “Volume Up” button to increase the alarm sound.

This will make sure that your alarm volume is louder. You should increase the volume level to what you desire. For the loudest sound slide the volume level to the top end.

How to Turn Down Alarm Volume iPhone

There are two ways to turn down the alarm volume on your iPhone just like how you turn up the alarm volume sound as shared above. So, here are the steps to take to turn down the alarm volume on your iPhone.

  • Click on the “Settings App” on your “iPhone.”
  • Tap on “Sounds & Haptics” when you scroll down a bit.
  • Use the “Volume” slider to turn down the volume level.

Use the slider to reduce the volume level to your desired level. Meanwhile, this will also affect other sound effects on your iPhone including music and calls. To use the side buttons on your iPhone to turn down and turn up your alarm sound follow the steps below.

  • Tap on “Change with Buttons” on the “Sounds & Haptics” menu.
  • Use the “iPhone Volum Down” button to reduce the alarm sound.

Henceforth, you use the volume down or up button to turn down or up the alarm sound level whenever it beeps.

How to Change Alarm Sound on iPhone

There are a few ways to change your alarm sound on your iPhone. Here, we will discuss all the possible ways that let you change your alarm sound from default.

How to Change Your Alarm Sound through the Clock App

You can easily change your iPhone alarm sound through the clock app with ease. Meanwhile, you need to either purchase music or sound to set a sound different from the default on your iPhone or use the technique in this guide to set a custom ringtone on your iPhone and set it as your alarm sound.

  • Open the “Clock” app on your “iPhone.
  • Tap on the “Alarm” tab at the bottom.
  • Tap “Sound” on the “Edit Alarm” menu.
  • Select the  “Sound” you want to change to under “Ringtones.”
  • You can also click on “Haptics” to change the sound from “Default” to “Standard.”

Tap the back button to save changes once you are satisfied with the new alarm sound.

How to Add New Alarm Sound

If you want to set a unique alarm sound then you should think of getting sound from outside the default alarm sounds on your iPhone. All the sounds on your iPhone are the default for all iPhone users. So, to get something unique you must be ready to spend a few cents.

Apple Tone Store

For quick access, Apple includes a feature called “Tone Store” where you have access to Apple pre-trimmed tones for your iPhone. However, you will only be able to use “Tone Store” on your “iPhone” only if you have installed “iTunes.” If not you will be prompted to install the app to proceed. It’s worth noting that this is different from music.

  • Open the “Clock” app on your “iPhone” and tap “Alarm.”
  • Tap “Sound” on the “Edit Alarm” page.
  • Click on “Tone Store.”
  • Tap “Tones” and search for your favourite sound.
  • You will see the “Price” to download the sound.
  • Tap on “Sound” to listen to it and complete the purchase.

The trimmed sound is 30 seconds and this can be used as your iPhone alarm sound. You can access the sound in the download section on the “Tone Store.”

Apple Music

This is best for Apple Music subscribers as you can choose any music from your catalogue and set it as your alarm sound or alarm ringtone.

  • While on your iPhone “Alarm Sound” screen.
  • Tap “Pick a Song” under “Songs”
  • Your “iPhone Library” will open. You will have access to all your purchased music on Apple Music.

The selected song will be set as your alarm sound. Also, if your Apple Music is synced with your Mac and Windows you will have unrestricted access to them and they will be available for you to set as your iPhone alarm sound.

How to Change Alarm Vibration on iPhone

If you are not satisfied with the default alarm vibration mode on your iPhone you can change it just the way you can change your alarm sound. Here are all the steps that you need to take.

  • Open the “Clock” app on your “iPhone” and choose “Alarm.”
  • Tap on “Sound” to access the alarm sound menu on your iPhone.
  • Click on “Haptihcs” under “Sounds.”
  • Click  on “Create New Vibration” under “Custom.”
  • Tap the “Screen” where you see “Tap to create a vibration pattern” until the “Vibration” pattern is full and shows stop.
  • You hit the “Play” button to listen to the “Vibration” pattern or “Record” to delete the existing pattern and start a new pattern.
  • Tap the “Save” button at the top right corner.
  • Give the “New Vibration” a name and tap “Save.”

This is the vibration pattern that your alarm sound will use instead of the default vibration pattern.

With this guide, you should have learnt how to change alarm sound on iPhone, turn down and up the alarm volume button using the volume control button and how you can create a different and unique vibration pattern on your iPhone for alarm vibration.

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