Why Is My iPhone 15 Alarm Too Quiet and What to Do

  • These tips can be helpful for iPhone X and later.
iPhone 15 Alarm Too Quiet January 2024 Featured

Picture this: you’re late for work, and your boss isn’t buying the excuse that the alarm was too quiet on your iPhone 15. Instead of losing your job or getting in trouble, why not find a solution? It turns out the Attention Aware feature might be the culprit.

Why Is My Alarm on iPhone 15 So Quiet?

The most likely reason why your iPhone alarm is quiet is due to Apple’s Attention Aware features. This feature has been around since the iPhone X series, and it’s your device’s way of determining whether or not you are using your iPhone. Attention Aware interacts with certain settings, and can lower the volume of certain alerts, including your alarm. Fortunately, turning off this setting is easy.

How Do I Raise the Volume of My iPhone 15 Alarm?

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The fastest way to change your alarm volume is by using the physical Volume buttons on the side of your iPhone.

1. Adjust Volume Through Settings

In addition to the Volume buttons on the side of your device, you can also adjust the alert and ringtone volume through your Settings:

  1. From your iPhone, go to Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds & Haptics.
    alarm too quiet iPhone 15 Select Sounds Haptics
  3. Under Ringtone and Alerts adjust the Volume Slider to the right to raise the volume.
    alarm too quiet iPhone 15 Adjust Volume Slider
  4. You may also want to note the Change with Buttons option underneath the slider. This will enable or disable the side buttons on your device changing the volume. Set it to your preference.
    alarm too quiet iPhone 15 Tap Change with Buttons

2. Disable Attention Aware Features

If you have Attention Aware enabled, your iPhone is likely adjusting the volume of your alerts while you are looking at your device. Here’s how to disable it:

Time needed: 1 minute

To disable Attention Aware:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Scroll down and select Face ID & Passcode. Enter your iPhone passcode.

    alarm too quiet iPhone 15 Tap Face ID Passcode

  3. Scroll down and disable Attention Aware Features.

    alarm too quiet iPhone 15 disable attention aware

That’s all there is to it. Of course, you may want to consider deleting all of your iPhone alarms and starting over from scratch. While following these steps may require a new reason to be late for work, you’ll hopefully never miss an alarm again.

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