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Silencing sound when choosing an iOS Alarm iOS devices
When you choose the sound for a new alarm that you are creating in the Clock application of iOS, I used to quickly select the back button to silence the sound since it always plays a preview of it. This is especially important if you have a significant other sleeping right next to you. However this still will play the sound for about half a second or so, but there is an easy work-around.

Simply double tap the alarm sound you are choosing rather than single tap. Double tapping the tone of choice will select it but not play the audio at all.

[crarko adds: It does indeed work.]
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Silencing sound when choosing an iOS Alarm
Authored by: gabester on Jul 12, '11 09:21:05AM

This is a bit more of a hardware hack and no doubt varies with your iOS device model, but I find pressing the ball of my thumb into the speaker of my iPhone 4 goes a long way to minimize the sound volume. It might still make a slight amount of noise, but it shouldn't wake a sleeping baby.
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Silencing sound when choosing an iOS Alarm
Authored by: Sesquipedalian on Jul 12, '11 12:08:03PM

Thanks for this one. I've been in the example situation so many times, and always to my wife's annoyance.



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Silencing sound when choosing an iOS Alarm
Authored by: slb on Jul 13, '11 03:38:35PM

I don't care who you are, that thar hint rocks!



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