This post will show you how alarms work with AirPods and AirPods Pro and what your options are depending on what outcome you are looking for.
Alarms still go off if you are wearing AirPods. The alarm will go off through the speakers on your iPhone first and then through your AirPods as well after.
Do alarms go off with AirPods?
If you are wearing AirPods and you have an alarm set, the alarm will still go off. The alarm will start through the phone and then go through the AirPods as well.
If you are taking a phone call or listening to music, this means that the alarm will still interrupt the call and it will be necessary for you to stop the alarm on your phone.
However, if you accidentally fall asleep with your AirPods in, this does mean that the alarm will still go off and you will still be woken up.
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Does the alarm go through the iPhone or the AirPods?
When using Apple apps, the alarm will go off through the iPhone and then through the AirPods shortly after.
If you want to avoid waking up the people around you by only having the alarm go off through the AirPods, there are third-party apps that you can download which will only play the alarm through your AirPods.
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If I fall asleep with AirPods will the alarm go off?
If you fall asleep with your AirPods in, the alarm will still go off. The alarm will start by going through your iPhone and then will go through your AirPods as well.
This means that the people around you will also be woken up. If you want the alarm to only go through the AirPods, you would have to download an app on the AppStore that allows you to do it.
If you want to be able to set a quiet alarm that does not wake up the people around you, the Apple watch would be a good option for you because the alarm wakes you up by vibrating the watch instead of playing a sound.