How to Set an iPhone Alarm to Vibrate Only

Customizing the elements of your iPhone is an important aspect to enjoying the device. This can include things like setting your notifications and using tools like the alarm clock to make your life easier. But you might want to know how to set an iPhone alarm to vibrate only if you don’t want the alarm to make any sounds other than the vibration.

The iPhone makes a great alarm clock, largely because you will often have it near you whether at home or traveling. But the alarm sound can be loud, so you might be looking to set an iPhone alarm that only vibrates. Fortunately this is an option that is available to you as an iPhone owner, although the method for setting it up might be less than obvious.

Our guide below will show you how to set up a vibrate-only iPhone alarm, without having to worry about muting your device.

How to Set an iPhone Alarm to Vibrate Only

  1. Open the Clock app.
  2. Select Alarm at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Touch Edit at the top-left corner of the screen.
  4. Select the alarm that you wish to modify.
  5. Tap the Sound button.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select None.
  7. Scroll to the top and select Vibration.
  8. Specify the type of vibration that you wish to use.

Our article continues below with additional information on setting your iPhone alarm to vibrate only, including pictures of these steps.

iPhone 6 – How to Set Alarm to Vibrate Only (Guide with Pictures)

Device used – iPhone 6 Plus

Software Version: iOS 9.3

Step 1: Tap the Clock icon.

open settings

Step 2: Tap the Alarm option at the bottom of the screen.

open alarm menu

Step 3: Tap the Edit button at the top-left corner of the screen.

tap edit button

Step 4: Select the iPhone alarm that you want to vibrate only.

select alarm

Step 5: Tap the Sound button.

tap sound button

Step 6: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and select the None option.

iphone alarm vibrate only

Step 7: Scroll all the way back to the top of the screen and select the Vibration option.

You can then choose the type of vibration that you would like to use for your iPhone alarm that will now only vibrate.

select vibration

Click here if you would like to learn more about editing and creating alarms on your iPhone.

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