How to Change Alarm Sound on iPhone

You can change your iPhone alarm sound by going to Clock > Alarm > tapping Edit and choosing the alarm, selecting Sound, then choosing a new sound and touching the Back button, then tapping Save.

Our guide continues below with additional information about changing the sound for an alarm on your iPhone, including pictures of these steps.

You can also watch this video about how to change alarm sound on iPhone for more on this topic.

How to Use a Different iPhone Alarm Sound (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 14 Plus in the iOS 16.6 operating system.

These steps will also work in many other versions of iOS, plus on many other iPhone models, including the following:

  • iPhone Mini
  • iPhone Pro
  • iPhone Pro Max

Step 1: Find the Clock icon on your Home screen and select it.

open the Clock app

Step 2: Choose the Alarm tab at the bottom of the screen.

select the Alarm tab

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

tap Edit

Step 4: Select the alarm to change.

choose the alarm to edit

Step 5: Touch the Sound button.

tap the Sound button

Step 6: Choose the alarm sound that you want to use, then tap the Back button at the top-left of the screen.

Note that you will hear a sample of an alarm sound when you select it.

how to change alarm sound on iPhone

Step 7: Tap Save at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap the Save button

Now that you know how to change alarm sound on iPhone, you will be able to customize your alarms in the future so that the sound you hear is one that you prefer, or that does a better job of catching your attention.

Video – How to Switch Alarm Sounds

Summary – Changing the Alarm Tone for Your iPhone

  1. Tap Clock.
  2. Choose Alarm.
  3. Touch Edit.
  4. Select the alarm.
  5. Tap Sound.
  6. Choose a sound and tap Back.
  7. Touch Save.

Related: How to Make Alarm Vibrate Only on IPhone 14


When you set up an alarm on your iPhone, one of the options that you can select is the sound that plays when that alarm goes off.

If you’re like me, then you might not give this a lot of thought and just use the default option.

But as you use that alarm over time, you may start to dislike the sound or find that it’s not as effective as you would like.

Fortunately, it’s possible to edit existing alarms on your device, including the sound.

Hopefully, our tutorial above about how to change alarm sound on iPhone has helped you to edit the settings for an existing alarm so that it uses a sound that you prefer.

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