I'd rather just be able to set it to vibrate only. I'll hear it buzz if its right next to me. Problem is, iPhones don't have a "vibrate only" setting for their alarms. So I tried a few different work-arounds.
I tried turning the alarm ring to "none."
Result? Didn't wake me up at all. Apparently it just lights up. And that's not going to wake me up.
I tried flipping the switch to silent.
Result? Not silent. The alarm still rings like normal and wakes up the whole house.
The I got really smart (or so I thought), and turned my volume all the way down.
Result? Silent and vibrating alarm. BUT I forgot to turn the volume back up and missed a couple calls/texts and was this close to taking my phone in because I couldn't hear any audio and thought my speaker was broken (I had forgot that I turned the volume down).
But there is a way!!!
How to set a vibrate only alarm on your iPhone:
1. From your phone, search for and purchase a "silent ringtone" on iTunes. They're $1.29
2. Make sure you have your sound settings turned to vibrate - on.
3. Set your alarm and pick "silent" as the ringtone.