Sound wake Alarm on both watch and phone

Created at: 2021-05-12 18:38:21
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A recent update removed wake alarm function that made the wake alarm sound on both watch and phone. Now it only alarms on the watch which doesn’t always wake people, including myself. Why can’t users have haptics on watch, and alarm sound on both the watch and phone, or just the phone. I want to be sure to wake, but appreciate slow rise of the wake alarm and haptic so I can ideally wake before my alarm disturbs my partner, but also need to be sure that if I am not wakened by the haptics and watch sound, I have the certainty to wake via the louder sound from phone. Apple posted a work around of adding another alarm but that is not a good solution for so many reasons and won’t function the same way. After giving this solution, Apple marks the threads as solved and it totally is not solved. This error needs to be fixed, and turning off blue tooth is not the answer either. Apple has to address this and doing so should be very easy.

Answer #1:

By: Annabel Moore

A recent update removed wake alarm function that made the wake alarm sound on both watch and phone. Now it only alarms on the watch which doesn’t always wake people, including myself. Why can’t users have haptics on watch, and alarm sound on both the watch and phone, or just the phone. I want to be sure to wake, but appreciate slow rise of the wake alarm and haptic so I can ideally wake before my alarm disturbs my partner, but also need to be sure that if I am not wakened by the haptics and watch sound, I have the certainty to wake via the louder sound from phone. Apple posted a work around of adding another alarm but that is not a good solution for so many reasons and won’t function the same way. After giving this solution, Apple marks the threads as solved and it totally is not solved. This error needs to be fixed, and turning off blue tooth is not the answer either. Apple has to address this and doing so should be very easy.

Answer #2:

By: Elian Rath

Hi MykGee,



Thank you for using the Apple Support Communities. 



It sounds like you're having problems with the wake alarm on your Apple Watch and we have some Apple resources below that can help.



Add an alarm on Apple Watch

Track your sleep with Apple Watch

Use Bedtime to track your sleep on your iPhone



If you're still having issues with alarms, then follow the steps below and check to see if the problem is still there after each one: 



  1. Back up iPhoneUpdate iOS on iPhone and Update Apple Watch software
  2. Restart Apple Watch and Restart iPhone 
  3. Force Restart Apple Watch
  4. Unpair and erase your Apple Watch and Set up your Apple Watch again 



We hope this helps.



Take care.

Answer #3:

By: Nickolas Miller

Hi MykGee,



Thank you for using the Apple Support Communities. 



It sounds like you're having problems with the wake alarm on your Apple Watch and we have some Apple resources below that can help.



Add an alarm on Apple Watch

Track your sleep with Apple Watch

Use Bedtime to track your sleep on your iPhone



If you're still having issues with alarms, then follow the steps below and check to see if the problem is still there after each one: 



  1. Back up iPhoneUpdate iOS on iPhone and Update Apple Watch software
  2. Restart Apple Watch and Restart iPhone 
  3. Force Restart Apple Watch
  4. Unpair and erase your Apple Watch and Set up your Apple Watch again 



We hope this helps.



Take care.

Answer #4:

By: Ashlee Ferry

None of this works. These feature needed is not present in the latest iOS, and the similar function that was in previous iOS was removed by Apply during updates making one of most important functions of Apple Watch: waking me up while also providing sleep monitoring, unreliable. The sound on watch alone (even combined with haptic) cannot reliably wake me

and many others, such as in cases where my

wrist and watch are under my pillow.

Answer #5:

By: Jessica McKenzie

MykGee,



If would like further assistance with the wake alarm on your Apple Watch, then we recommend you Contact - Official Apple Support.



If you would like to send feedback to Apple about the wake alarm feature, visit the Product Feedback - Apple page.



Have a nice day.