How to Make Alarm Not Go Through Headphones Android

Isn’t it annoying that you slept with your headphones on and your alarm didn’t wake you up the next day? It happens when the headphone is still connected to your phone. But how to make alarm not go through headphones Android? Using third-party apps, and settings, you can do so.  

Sometimes, customizing the settings option for the alarm might not stop it from playing on headphones. And not all third-party software has the feature to force play through the speaker. However, the tweaks are easy to follow as I have discussed in today’s article.

How to Make Alarm Not Go Through Headphones Android without Third-Party Apps?

It is not always necessary to use third-party programs to customize an alarm. You can play the alarm through speakers with headphones on or removed. And here are the methods as follows:

Main Settings:

Android’s Settings app can prevent the alarm from transferring to the earphone alarm. You need to follow this method before connecting the headphones. Then, all you have to do is:

  • Open the Settings menu of the phone or the cogwheel icon at the top of the quick-access panel.
  • Scroll down and find the built-in clock app to access its info menu.
  • From the menu, click on the three-dot icon menu at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Then, select the Settings option and turn the “Silence Alarm” when System Sound is Off toggle. 
  • Press the volume button on the side of your phone and increase the Ringtones and Media volume.

Unpair the Bluetooth Headphones:

Sometimes, even after disconnecting the earplug, the phone gets stuck in the headphone mode. As a result, the system plays the Android alarm through Bluetooth headphones. To resolve the issue, here are the steps:

Step-1: Enable the Bluetooth on your Android

  • Open the Android Settings menu and click on the Connection menu, followed by the Bluetooth tab.
  • From the Bluetooth info menu, scroll down to access the connected devices.
  • A list will appear on the menu that shows all the connected devices through Bluetooth.
  • Swipe left or right on the Headphone name and click on the remove or unpair option.
  • On some phones, there is an “I” button beside the connected devices, click that button to choose the “unpair” or disconnect option. 
  • Last but not least, restart the phone, and upon turning the device on, the headphone will be disconnected.

Step-2: Disconnect the Headphones 

For wired headphones, turning the Bluetooth connection is not enough to disable the Headphone mode. All you need to do is:

  • Turn off any music or videos on your phone.
  • Insert the headphone plug into the Android audio jack and move the plug through the port. 
  • Once the phone recognizes the earphones make sure the sound is coming from them. 
  • Then, disconnect the plug from the audio port and restart the phone. 
  • If you set the alarm now, it will not play through the headphones. 

If no solution works, rely on the apps described in the next section. 

How to Make Alarm Not Go Through Headphones Android with Third-Party Apps?

In case the settings app does not resolve the alarm sound issue, I have got you covered with some third-party software. You will find these on the Google play store or APK sites. Here are the programs to adjust the alarm sound media:

1. SoundAbout

SoundAbout is a free app available on APKmirro and other authentic sideload sites. It helps to manage how the sounds should play on your phone. To use the program, all it takes is:

  • Download SoundAbout from an authentic site and make sure to scan the file before downloading it to secure data.
  • Open the app and click on the Media Audio to Speaker option. 
How to Make Alarm Not Go Through Headphones Android
  • Download Tasker from the play store and open it to remove the checkmark from the Beginner Mode.
  • Download the userbackup.xml file and transfer it to the tasker folder from the SD card.
  • Go to the Tasker app and click on the menu section. 
  • Choose the Data followed by the Restore option, and it will adjust the alarm audio to play it on the phone’s speaker. 

2. Alarm Clock Xtreme 

Not only the preinstalled clock app but also some third-party clock programs can offer features to modify the sound source of the alarms. Such is the app Alarm Clock Xtreme available free on the play store. With this program, follow these steps: 

  • Download the Alarm Clock Xtreme and allow all the permissions required. 
  • Open the app and click on the Alarm option to set your alarm. 
  • Choose the Settings option and go to the Sound tab. 
  • From the Sound menu choose Prioritize alarm volume so that even if you plug in headphones the alarm will play on the phone. 
How to Make Alarm Not Go Through Headphones Android
How to Make Alarm Not Go Through Headphones Android
  • Also, enable the Force through Speakers option from the Behavior tab. 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q’s):

Will the alarm snooze or disable in the headphones mode?

Yes, the alarm will disable if you plug in the headphones and forget to change the audio source. Also, if the phone is in silent mode and the earphones are still connected, the alarm will not make a sound. 

How to set alarm through headphones only?

You will need to install and download clock applications that offer features to customize the audio output. For that, “Sleep” as an Android app can be beneficial. Because it offers force through headphones mode so that the sound can play through headphones. 

Is it safe to use a third–party app to customize alarm output?

As long as you download the apps from accredited sources or sideload sites, your data is safe. It is better to stick to play store alarm programs for enriched data security.


There is no definite answer to how to make an alarm not go through headphones Android. Because different users face issues with alarm output due to varying factors. Therefore, I have tried to incorporate all the possible solutions with or without any additional software. 

However, if you want to prevent such a scenario, I’d highly suggest using a third-party alarm program. Because these apps provide updated features to save the alarm sound source. 


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Last Updated: November 29, 2023

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