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Posted in TILs, How To by Patricia on January 17, 2023

Alarm icon not showing on iPhone

Alarm icon not showing on iPhone? You’re a new iOS user and are expecting to see the alarm clock icon in the status bar as a confirmation that the time alert is set and active on your device?

Alarm Icon Not Showing On iPhone 14?

This shortcoming has been reported by Janice (iOS 16):

“…Wish there was an “alarm set” icon or something to show it is set up correctly, on phone screen, so I don’t have to wake up every few minutes because I’m not sure if it will work.”

and Alexis (iPhone 14 Pro):

“I switched to iphone from android and i miss the alarm icon in the status bar. Why is my 14 pro not displaying the alarm clock icon when an alert is set?”

How To Show Alarm Icon On iPhone In iOS 16

alarm icon on iphone in control center
Indeed, older iPhone models were showing an alarm icon in the top-right corner of the status bar.

However, this functionality was removed ever since notched iPhones have been released and the screen real estate of the status bar has shrunken.

Nevertheless, you can still check if an alarm is set on your iPhone, in the Control Center:
Swipe-down from the top-right corner of the screen and the alarm icon displays next to the battery percentage indicator at the top of the Control Center!

More: Of course that you can also check if an alarm is active in the Clock app. Tap on alarm and check for the green knob next to the desired time.

Use Siri: Yes, you can also ask Siri if an alarm is set on your device. ‘Hey Siri, is there an alarm set on my iPhone?’. Your virtual assistant will display any active alarms and give you the option to turn it Off.!
check alarm on iphone with siri

Is the alarm icon showing on your iPhone running iOS 16? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Alarms not showing in widget on Lock Screen? Here is how to fix it!


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