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Will your alarm go off if you’re on FaceTime?

Today’s smartphones are very smart devices that have long outgrown regular phones. The modern user uses a smartphone for everything, ordering food from it, working, watching the news, and of course, using it as an alarm clock. One of the world’s most popular smartphones is the iPhone, which has many features and differences from other mobile devices.

Let’s understand how alarm clocks work on iPhones. Will your alarm or timer go off when you’re chatting on FaceTime? The answer is probably no since you won’t hear a beep, but there is a way to know that the alarm has rung. Let’s explore in more detail how alarms work during calls.

Does your alarm turn off when you are on a FaceTime call?

Let me briefly answer the central question of this article. You will not be able to hear the sound of the alarm clock if you chat via FaceTime. So technically, the alarm will not work during the call. This applies to FaceTime and other calling apps such as WhatsApp or Telegram. However, you will still be able to know that it’s time for the alarm clock.

Although you won’t hear a beep, you will have a notification at the top of your screen that the alarm has “sounded.” So if you are video chatting, you will probably notice this notification. However, if you’re on a regular voice call, your iPhone is probably attached to your ear or lying on the table if you’re on speakerphone or AirPods, so you won’t be able to see the notification in that case.

Note that the call will not be interrupted, and you will generally not feel any change in the sound or vibration while the alarm is running. If you know the alarm is about to sound, you manually check the time or delay the call a little later.

How to set the alarm on iPhone

To ensure you hear the alarm you want, I suggest you set several alarms 5 to 10 minutes apart. This will help you if you miss the first alarm when it rings. You can hear the next alarm. In this case, even if you are late, it will not be for long. To do this, you need to:

  • Go to the Alarm Clock app. Here you need to click on the Alarm tab at the bottom of the screen.
  • Then click on Plus at the top right of the screen.
  • In the pop-up menu, you must select the time and period to repeat the alarm.
  • You can also check Snooze so that if you miss an alarm, it will automatically repeat after a few minutes.
  • When you’re done setting your alarm, click Save in the upper right corner.

Alternatively, you can customize the sound of the alarm using the Sound button. You can set the sound as annoying as possible so that you will hear it and want to turn it off. You can also use the Label button to name the alarm so you know why you set it.

How to increase alarm volume on iPhone

To hear the alarm better when you need it, it’s a good idea to turn the volume up to maximum. Note that the volume of your iPhone’s alarm clock and the ringer is not attached by default to the general volume. You won’t be able to change it through Control Menu, for example. You will need to do this:

  • Open Settings and find the Sounds & Haptics item there.
  • Here you will need the Ringtone And Alert Volume tab. Move the slider under it to the rightmost corner.

Other than that, I suggest you look at the Change with Buttons switch. If you turn it on, you can control the volume of calls and alarms with the volume rocker on your iPhone. Also, remember that if you set the silent mode with the side switch, the alarm clock will automatically be muted. In that case, the iPhone will only play vibration.

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