Will Your iPhone Alarm Work with AirPods? Navigating iPhone 14 Settings

Have you ever wondered if your iPhone alarm will still blare out loudly even when you’ve got your AirPods plugged in? Well, you’re not alone. With the iPhone 14 and its updated settings, it’s a common question. But fear not, I’ve got the answer for you, and it’s pretty straightforward.

iPhone 14 Settings Tutorial

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s understand what we’re aiming for here. The steps below will guide you on how to ensure your iPhone alarm works perfectly, with or without your AirPods being connected.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone

Open the Settings app on your iPhone to begin adjusting the necessary settings.

When you open the Settings app, you’ll see a list of options. Don’t feel overwhelmed—we’re just going to focus on a couple of key spots.

Step 2: Tap on "Sounds & Haptics"

Find and tap on the “Sounds & Haptics” option to access the settings for sounds on your iPhone.

In "Sounds & Haptics," you’ll find all the settings related to the sounds your iPhone makes, including those for the alarm.

Step 3: Check the "Ringer and Alerts" settings

Make sure that the "Change with Buttons" option is turned off to prevent accidental changes to the alarm volume.

The "Ringer and Alerts" slider allows you to set the volume for the alarm. If "Change with Buttons" is on, you might inadvertently change the alarm volume when adjusting the volume of your media.

Step 4: Go back to the main Settings page and tap on "Bluetooth"

Go back to the main Settings page and tap on "Bluetooth" to manage the connection between your iPhone and your AirPods.

Here, you’ll see a list of devices your iPhone has connected to before. Your AirPods should be one of them.

Step 5: Ensure your AirPods are connected properly

Make sure your AirPods are connected correctly—if they are, you’ll see "Connected" next to them.

If your AirPods aren’t connected, you might need to put them back in their case and then take them out again to reconnect.

Once you’ve completed these steps, your iPhone alarm should go off regardless of whether your AirPods are connected or not. The alarm sound will come from your iPhone’s speakers, ensuring you don’t miss it.

Tips for Ensuring Your iPhone Alarm Works with AirPods

  • Keep your iPhone’s software updated to avoid any glitches with the alarm.
  • Charge both your iPhone and AirPods regularly to avoid any power-related issues.
  • Test your alarm after making any changes to the settings to ensure it works as expected.
  • Consider setting multiple alarms if you are a heavy sleeper or if it’s crucial you wake up on time.
  • Familiarize yourself with the different alarm tones available and choose one that’s sure to wake you up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my alarm sound be played through my AirPods if they’re connected?

No, the alarm sound will play through the iPhone’s speakers to ensure you can hear it.

Can I adjust the alarm volume with the volume buttons?

It’s best to adjust the alarm volume through the "Sounds & Haptics" settings with the "Change with Buttons" option turned off to avoid accidental changes.

What if my AirPods are connected but not in my ears?

The alarm will still play through the iPhone’s speakers even if the AirPods are connected but not in your ears.

How do I make sure I don’t miss my alarm?

Charge your devices, update your software, and test your alarms after setting them up.

Does the type of alarm tone matter?

Yes, choose an alarm tone that’s loud and distinct enough to wake you up.


  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap on "Sounds & Haptics"
  3. Check the "Ringer and Alerts" settings
  4. Go back and tap on "Bluetooth"
  5. Ensure AirPods are connected properly


Wrangling with technology first thing in the morning isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, especially when all you want is to rely on your trusty alarm to get you up and at ’em. The good news is, with the iPhone 14 settings, you’re in good hands. The steps outlined above are your recipe for success, ensuring that your iPhone alarm will pierce through the silence of your room, AirPods or not. Remember, technology is there to make life easier, not to add another layer of stress. So, set your alarm confidently, give your AirPods a rest, and wake up knowing that your iPhone’s got your back. Keep these tips and FAQs in mind, and you’ll never have to worry about sleeping through your alarm again—no matter what gadgets you’ve got connected.