[FIXED] Alarm silent, even when not in silent mode

Having a reliable alarm is crucial, especially when you have an essential meeting the following day. But imagine the panic if your alarm fails to ring.

The most frequent reason for a silent alarm is when your phone is on silent mode or set to “Do Not Disturb” (DND). However, if neither of these is the issue, it might be a problem with your alarm system.

Listed below are numerous fixes to resolve the issue of a silent alarm even when the phone isn’t in silent mode:

[FIXED] Android Alarm Not Ringing Even When The Phone Isn’t On Silent

Fortunately, the issue is easy to fix, and it mostly happens because of some changed settings. Let’s see various ways to fix alarms not ringing on Android phones.

1.   Restart Phone

As you start troubleshooting, it’s always recommended to initiate a phone reset. Take a moment to pause and press the reset button on your device.

2.   Check The Volume

On certain Android phones, especially those with stock Android, there’s a specific volume control dedicated to alarms. If your alarm isn’t audible, it might be due to a low volume setting. Here’s how you can adjust it:

  1. Access Settings and then navigate to Sound. Look for different volume sliders here.
  2. Locate the alarm volume slider and adjust it higher using the slider provided. If the sliders aren’t immediately visible, check the Volume option or tap on it to reveal the sliders.
  3. Alternatively, you can utilize your phone’s physical volume buttons. Pressing them will display a volume slider on the screen. Tap the settings icon to access more volume sliders and increase the alarm volume.

3.   Check Alarm Tone

In certain instances, the chosen alarm tone may fail to function due to potential file corruption or issues with the transfer process. This can result in no sound when the alarm activates. Here’s how you can verify the alarm tone:

  1. Open the Clock app and access your alarm settings.
  2. Look for the alarm tone selection option within the settings. Test the chosen tone by tapping on it to ensure it plays correctly without any glitches.
  3. Instead of using a tone downloaded or installed from an external source, consider using a system tone designated for alerts.

4.   Check Sound Settings


Most times, Clock app notifications get unintentionally muted when swiping on the notification panel, allowing the turning off of app notifications.

To re-enable Clock app notifications, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings on your phone and go to Apps or Apps & notifications.
  2. Find and select Clock within the All applications section.
  3. Tap on Notifications from the drop-down menu. Ensure the Show notifications toggle is enabled.
  4. If already enabled, navigate to Notifications and verify various options like Upcoming alarms, Bedtime, etc., to ensure notifications for each setting are activated. Set Alarms to a high priority if a Priority setting is present.

5.   Check Do Not Disturb Settings

The Do Not Disturb (DND) feature on smartphones, while helpful, can also cause issues with other apps if its settings aren’t thoroughly checked. Even if your alarms aren’t sounding, a misconfigured DND setting might be the culprit.

6.   Disable Flip To Shhh (PIXEL PHONES ONLY)

The ‘Flip to Shhh’ feature on Google Pixel phones triggers the Do Not Disturb mode when the phone is flipped upside down, potentially turning off your alarm. To adjust this function, follow these steps: Go to Settings > System > Gestures > Shhh and toggle the switch to turn it off.

7.   Clear Cache and Data

A number of Android users have discovered that clearing the cache and data for the Clock app can be helpful, although this solution comes with a drawback. Clearing data will erase all previous alarms. It’s advisable to take a screenshot or note down the existing alarms to recreate them later.

To clear the Clock app’s cache and data, access phone Settings > Apps > Clock. Choose Storage from the menu and locate the Clear cache and Clear storage/data options. Start by selecting Clear cache, then restart your phone. If the issue persists, select Clear storage.

8.   Uninstall Updates

The Clock app can’t be completely removed from your phone, but you can uninstall the latest updates and restore it to factory settings, which has been helpful for many users encountering similar issues.

Navigate to Settings > Apps > Clock. Tap the three-dot icon at the top and select Uninstall updates. After uninstalling updates, visit the Play Store and update the Clock app from the My apps section. If there’s no immediate update available, it may take some time for the app to update itself.

9.   Reset App Preferences

If all other solutions fail, resetting the app’s preferences can be effective. This action doesn’t delete personal data but resets your phone’s settings to default, resolving potential conflicts affecting your alarm.

Access Settings > System > Reset options > Reset app preferences to execute this reset. On certain phones, this setting might be located within Settings > Apps.

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