May 2, 2024

Apple working to fix alarming iPhone issue

Apple says it is working to quickly fix an issue that caused some iPhone alarms not to play a sound, giving their slumbering users an unexpected lie-in. One is to guard against human error - so double check the phone's alarm settings and ensure the volume is turned up. Others though have pointed the finger at dozy Apple designers, saying iPhones' "Attention aware features" are to blame. When active, these enable an iPhone to check whether a person is paying attention to their device and take action automatically, such as lowering the volume sound of alerts, including alarms, if they are not. Some TikTokkers suggested that if a slumbering user's face were turned towards the screen of a bedside iPhone then, depending on the phone's settings, the features could be activated and alarms silenced.

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