A less popular change in iOS 14 is the revamp of the Clock app. The wheel selector used to set the time and configure the alarms is no longer the focal point of the interface. The new version, while simplified, can be somewhat confusing. So, let’s see how to add new iPhone alarm in iOS 14 and all the rest related to it.
Alarm icon in the control center
First of all, make sure you have quick access to the Stock Alarm app.
How? ‘Or’ What: Open Settings and scroll to Control center. Make sure the Alarm icon is in the Controls included listing.
Otherwise, tap green ‘+’ icon to add it to the list. Then drag and drop it to the desired location.
Add a clock widget to the home screen
iOS 14 does not come with a native alarm widget. You can use the clock look instead. This provides one-click access to the Clock app. From here you can press the Alarm tab, in the bottom menu and you can start to add or edit your iPhone alarms.
How? ‘Or’ What: Long press the Homepage. Press the ‘+’ icon, in the upper left corner of the screen. Scroll down for the The clock widget, select the desired size and press Add Widget. Drag it to the desired location on your home screen and tap Finished.
How to add a new iPhone alarm
- 1. Press orange ‘+’ icon, available in the upper right corner of the screen.
- 2. Set alarm Time.
- 3. Make sure to configure AM or PM by pressing the correct selection.
- 4. Configure the other available options as before. Set whether you want the alarm Repeat (Every day, or only certain days of the week), modify Label, choose it Sound for audio alert and decide if you want to allow Snooze or not.
- 5. Tap save, in the upper right corner when you’re ready.
Important: Use the keyboard which automatically appears at the bottom of the screen. Enter the full alarm time (type 941 or 0941 if you want to set an alarm for 09:41). Do not tap the orange time available box at the top of the screen. This will only complicate the process as you will have to choose the hours and minutes separately.
Made: iOS 14 selects the current time by default. For example, if you try to change the alarm when the current time is 1:30 p.m. PM will be set as the default setting for your alarm time unless you change it manually.
Set the alarm with Siri
You can also use your iOS 14 virtual assistant to add a new alarm, bypassing the alarm app.
1. Speak out “Hey, Siri” or long press the side button to wake up Siri.
2. Order: “Set an alarm for [desired time]! “
3. Siri confirms, “OK, I turned it on.”
Made: Tap on the alarm design, in the Siri interface, and you will be taken to the alarm app. Here you can change the alarm if necessary. Tap “Edit” in the upper left corner and tap the label of the alarm you want to edit.
No more Bedtime tab in the Clock app?
In iOS 14, the Bedtime tab was removed from the Clock app and added to the Health app. However, sleep / wake-up alarms always have their own section at the top of the alarm screen. If you haven’t set up a sleep routine yet, you can still start it from the Clock app. You can also change the sleep and wake alarms if needed. Everything else is available in the Health app.
How to configure sleep / wake alarms
- 1. In the Alarms application, tap the orange INSTALL icon.
- 2. Hit Configure in Health and you will be redirected to the Health app.
- 3. Use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons to Set a sleep goal. Tap following, once ready.
- 4. Choose active days and use the dial to set Bedtime and Wake up time. Tap Add when ready.
- 5. Activate Standby to help you eliminate distractions at bedtime.
- 6. Activate Relax to trigger the sleep mode settings even before bedtime, to help you get ready for sleep.
- 7. Install Relaxation shortcuts to help you relax before going to sleep.
- 8. Review your Sleep setup and press Finished to finish. the Wake up the alarm is automatically added to the Alarms app.
How to check if the alarm is set
If you have a really important meeting, you might want to check that the alarm is on. The most obvious way is to open the Alarm app and verify that the toggle next to the alarm in question is green.
Another way to do this is to drag down to the control center. If an alarm is active, the alarm clock icon is displayed in the upper right corner, next to the percentage of remaining battery.
IPhone alarm not going off?
Are you sure you set an alarm correctly on your iPhone, but the device did not ring when it was supposed to? IPhone alarms are supposed to alert you even when the device is in Silent or Do Not Disturb mode.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article there is an iOS 14 bug randomly cutting ringtone and alerts on iPhone. The only temporary fix available is to restart your iOS device. However, if you want to wake up for a really important event, use an emergency alarm. We will update this article as soon as the bug is fixed.
IPhone alarm faqs
Q: How long can you snooze an alarm?
A: IPhone alarms repeat for 9 minutes, no more no less. iOS 14 does not change this setting and there is no direct option to change it unless you set a secondary alarm to go off between 1 and 8 minutes after the initial alarm. This way you can shorten the rehearsal time.
Q: How long does an iPhone alarm sound?
A: IPhone alarms sound by default for 15 minutes. If that isn’t enough to wake you up, you should consider changing the alarm tone, as the default one may be too common.
Q: How to make iPhone alarm louder?
A: To increase the alert volume level on your iPhone, open the Settings app and search for Sounds & Haptics. Use the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the alarms. You can also activate the change with buttons. This will allow you to adjust the intensity of the alarm using the iPhone Turn up the sound and Lower the volume buttons.
What is your preferred method of setting alarms in iOS 14? Let us know using the comments section available below.
Related: How to snooze or stop an iPhone alarm without looking at the screen!