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How to Change the Default Timer Sound in iOS 17

Welcome to our guide on changing the default timer sound in iOS 17. Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 17, brings a host of new features and design updates. However, not all of these changes have been well-received, particularly when it comes to the Timer function.

Gone are the days when you could simply tell Siri, “Set a timer for x minutes,” and expect to customize the timer sound to your liking. Now, Apple has made it more challenging. The default timer sound, the new Radial tone, is often too quiet, causing users to miss their timers.

But don’t despair. We’ve discovered a clever workaround to help you change the default timer sound in iOS 17. This method doesn’t involve Siri or any complicated procedures. So, without further delay, let’s dive into how you can make your timer sound just the way you want it.

How to Change the Default Timer Sound in iOS 17

How to Change the Default Timer Sound in iOS 17

If you’re looking to change the default timer sound in iOS 17, follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Start by opening the Timer app.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Timer app and delete all the recent timers. This clears the slate for your new sound preferences.
  3. Create a new timer manually for a short duration, like 15 seconds. To do this, tap the “+,” choose the timer duration, and tap “Start.”
  4. While setting the timer, you’ll have the option to select the default sound you prefer. Pick the one you like from the available options.
  5. After setting the timer, put your phone to sleep or lock the screen while you wait for the timer to go off. Make sure to stay in the Timer app to complete the next step.
  6. Once the timer goes off, stop it as usual.
  7. Now, you’re ready to set a new timer using Siri. Ask Siri to set a timer for 15 seconds. This time, it should automatically use the last sound you selected in the Timer app.

Following these steps, you can easily change the default timer sound on your iOS 17 device to your preferred tone.


In conclusion, you now have the steps to change the default timer sound in iOS 17. If you have any questions or need further assistance with the process we’ve outlined, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. We’re here to help and will respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: TWe recommend verifying the steps and ensuring compatibility with your specific iOS version before making any changes to your device. It’s essential to exercise caution and back up your data if necessary when making adjustments to your device’s settings. We are not responsible for any unintended consequences or issues that may arise from following the instructions provided in this guide. Always consult official Apple resources and support for the most up-to-date and accurate information related to your iOS device.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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