How to fix Alarm not working issue in iOS 11

iOS 11 is not a huge upgrade over its predecessor, but there are reasons to still upgrade your device. Apple’s latest version of iOS comes with a lot of small little things that add up to a better user experience. However, that doesn’t mean that everything works perfectly.

We have heard some of the issues iPhone and iPad owners are facing with iOS 11 ranging from issues with apps to software update failed. A new problem emerges today and annoys a lot of iOS 11 users. A good number of users have reported that their alarm fails to work after updating to iOS 11, making them late for work.

If you are among those users who have been hit by the issue, don’t worry because we have a couple of solutions that help you fix Alarm not working in iOS 11. Before trying to do anything, make sure you have turned off mute switch on your device.

How to fix alarm not working in iOS 11

  1. Remove all of your existing alarms

If the problem still persists, the next solution is to remove all the existing alarms and start refresh. The problem is pretty simple and we will show you in the section below.

Step one: First off, launch the Clock app on your device and then make sure that the Alarm tab is selected

Step two: Once you are in, hit the Edit button located at the top left corner of the screen and then tap on the red Delete button to the right of the alarm you wish to remove

Step three: Once you are done, reboot your iPhone or iPad. If you now own a 2017 iPhone, press and quickly release the Volume Up button. After that, press and quickly release the Volume down button and press and hold the side button to complete the task

Step four: When your iPhone or iPad finishes rebooting, launch the Clock app, hit Alarm and hit the Plus button at the top right corner.

  1. Delete a third-party alarm app and reset all settings

If you are now using a third-party alarm app, it’s a good idea to remove it from your device. A third-party alarm app may give you more advanced options, but it may confront with the stock app. To remove it from your device, simply touch and hold the app until it jiggles and then hit the X button.

If the problem is still present, try resetting your settings. Following this method, all of your Wi-Fi passwords and website logins will be erased. To do this, launch the Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

  1. Make sure you are up to date

Apple regularly rolls out iOS updates to fix errors and improve performance. Therefore, it’s a good idea to stay up to date. To check for updates, Settings > General > Software Update.

If none of the above solutions works for you, restore your device using iTunes backup or bring your device to a local Apple Store.

Also read: How to set up a workout playlist on your Apple Watch

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