How to Change the Sound on an iPhone 5 Alarm

Choosing an alarm sound is a tricky endeavor. It needs to be annoying enough that you get up and shut it off, but not so annoying that it puts you in a bad mood as soon as it goes off. So it is unlikely that the default alarm sound, or even your first choice after that, will be the right option. Fortunately your iPhone 5 features a number of different alarm sound options, allowing you to tweak your wake-up process until you have found something with which you are comfortable.

Change the Sound That Plays When Your Alarm Goes Off on the iPhone 5

You can change this alarm sound as often as you would like by following the steps below. Additionally, note that a preview of the alarm sound will be played whenever you select a different option. This can be a bit of a shock if you are trying to do this somewhere quiet, or if you are changing the sound in bed while someone else is sleeping.


Step 1: Open the Clock app.

open the clock app



Step 2: Touch the Edit button at the top-left corner of the screen.

touch the edit button



Step 3: Select the alarm for which you want to change the sound.

select the alarm that you want to edit



Step 4: Touch the Sound option.

how to edit the alarm sound on the iphone 5



Step 5: Select the sound that you want to use for your alarm.

select the sound that you want to use for the alarm



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We have also written about how to change the ringtone on your iPhone 5 as well. newsletter
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