The clock is an application that comes pre-installed on all smartphones and it provides various features, such as “settings alarm” and “world clock”. The alarm is a very important feature of the clock app that helps us to wake up on time. Sometimes, the alarm does not ring even if the silent mode is not enabled. There could be several reasons for this; for example, “low alarm volume”, “corrupted cache files of clock app” or “software-related issues”.
This post will enlighten the solutions to resolve the alarm silence problem in smartphones.
Fix: Alarm Silent, Even When Not in Silent Mode
To fix the alarm not ringing even if the device is not on the silent problem, we will follow below-explained solutions:
- Restart the Smartphone
- Check the Volume of the Alarm Sound
- Check the Alarm Ringtone Settings
- Clear the Cache of the Clock App
- Update the Software of the Device
- Disconnect the HeadPhones
Let’s explain each solution one by one!
Solution 1: Restart the Smartphone
The restarting process will close all the files and then load them again from the start of each installed application on the Android device. So, this operation will be helpful to resolve the Alarm not ringing error. Let’s follow the section below for restarting an Android device as well as a device that has iOS.
Restarting Android Device
Long-press the power key of the Android for 2 seconds and choose the “Restart/Reboot” option.
Restarting iOS Device
Simultaneously press the “volume down with power” key until it displays the slider on the screen. After that, drag the slider to the right and hold the power key until the logo displays on the iPhone screen.
Solution 2: Turn Up the Volume for the Alarm
Sometimes, the volume of the alarm sound is muted or quite low, making the alarm go silent. So, checking and increasing the alarm sound is only the possible solution to tackle this. To do so, below stated section will be helpful.
Step 1: Using Volume Buttons
The first way to increase the alarm sound is to press the volume up button and hit the “three dots/Equalizer icon”. After that, swipe the slider of the alarm sound in the upward direction.
Step 2: Increasing Alarm Sound Via Settings
Navigate to the settings app of the smartphone and then select the “Sounds & Vibration” option. Here, drag the slider of the alarm volume to the right side.
Open the device settings and then choose the “Sound and Haptic” option. Now below the ringtone or alert volume, drag the slider to the right side:
By increasing the alarm sound the issue of not ringing will be resolved.
Solution 3: Check the Alarm Ringtone Settings
Often, the external ringtone file gets corrupted or set to none settings automatically due to bugs or glitches. So consider re-setting up the ringtone from the clock setting. Descriptive steps for doing so are explained below:
Step 1: Open the Clock App
First, launch the clock app on Android, and then select the “Alarm” that is enabled.
Step 2: Change the Ringtone
After that, select the “Alarm Ringtone” option and then select an appropriate ringtone.
Step 1: Open the Alarm Settings
Open the “Clock” app on the iPhone and then select the alarm that is enabled.
Step 2: Change the Ringtone
Now, hit the “edit” option, and then choose the “Sound” option. Here, make sure not to select the “None” option:
These steps will change the ringtone of the alarm on both Android and iOS smartphones.
Solution 4: Clear the Cache of the Clock App
The cache data are the files that are stored in one’s device after opening an app; these files often get corrupted and create issues related to that specific app. So, remove the cache data of the clock app using the below-described steps:
Step 1: Open the Apps and Notification Settings
Launch the Android phone settings app and choose the “Apps & Notification/ Apps” option.
Step 2: Select the Storage option
Now, select the clock app and choose the “Storage” option.
Step 3: Clear the Cache Data
Here, tap on the “Clear Cache” option on the smartphone screen.
Step 1: Open the iPhone Storage Settings
Navigate to the “settings>general” options and then choose the “iPhone Storage” option.
Step 2: Clear the Cache Data(iPhone)
Now, choose the “clock” app and then select the “Offload” option
These steps will remove the cache data of the clock app.
Solution 5: Update the Software of the Smartphone
Sometimes the bugs and glitches in the software lead to the alarm not ringing issues. To rectify any kind of software-related issues, the solution we apply is to update the device software. The proper steps to update the software of the smartphones are described below:
Step 1: Open System Settings
Go to the settings app and then choose the “System” option.
Step 2: Update the Android Software
Now, choose the “System update/ Software update” option and then choose the “Install” option.
Step 1: Open the General Option from Settings
Navigate to the iPhone settings and hit the “General” option.
Step 2: Update the iOS Software
Here, choose the “Software update” option and then select “Download and Install”.
Solution 6: Disconnect the Headphones
If the headphones are connected to the phone whether it is Bluetooth headphones or wired headphones; the alarm sound will only be played in them. Disconnect the headphones from the device to fix this issue.
We have covered more than five efficient solutions for fixing silent alarm issues.
To fix the alarm silent, even when not in silent mode, we will perform different solutions, such as “checking the alarm volume”, “clearing cache data”, and “updating device software”. Sometimes, the volume of the alarm sound is set very low, in that case, we will increase the sound by volume buttons and settings. The clearing of cache data will remove the temporary corrupted files from the app. By updating the software of the smartphone, the bugs and glitches of the software will be removed, and also make the operating system compatible with the apps. This blog has enlightened the six valuable solutions to rectify the alarm silent issue.