iPhone Users Finally Figure Out Why Their Alarms Haven’t Been Going Off

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We’re all guilty of lying about sleeping through our alarms. Well, now karma’s come to get us, because iPhone users are genuinely having issues with their phone’s alarm app. It’s an issue that Apple’s yet to solve, but the internet may have stepped in for them.

The Reddit Post

One Redditor called on the powers of the internet to help them resolve the issue by writing, “Has anyone else had issues with their alarms failing to go off in the morning like this? I usually set several sequential alarms. Only my alarm for 6:45 actually sounded and I woke up to find that my earlier alarms had all remained ‘set’ but failed to sound. None of these are recurring alarms, so they shouldn’t ‘reset’ themselves after going off. I also did not snooze any of the first alarms. Is this happening to anyone else? It’s incredibly inconvenient, as the time I actually want to wake up is 6:38.” Well, they asked, and the internet answered.

The Issue

Some tech-savvy Redditors explained that the iOS 17 update came with something called Attention Aware. According to Apple, this means your phone will “check whether you’re paying attention to your device and take action automatically.” Redditors seem to believe this is the issue – your phone thinks it’s being looked at, so it thinks you don’t need a loud alarm to wake you up.

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Luckily, you can turn off Attention Aware in your phone’s settings. Or, you know, you can just buy an old-fashioned but reliable alarm clock.