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By default the iPhone alarm sounds both through the headphones and speakers (understandably), is there a setting somewhere to set the alarm to only go through the headphones?

(The use case is I want to wake up with the alarm but not wake everyone else in the house)

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No, unfortunately there is no such setting. Your best bet is probably to use a 3rd party app with alarm clock functionality. That way it will only play the sound through the headphones and not the speakers. The main disadvantage is that you would need to remember to keep the app launched before you go to bed each time.

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Use the built in clock app for your alarm and it will bypass the cable and come out the speaker. All third party alarm apps fail at this...

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The question is the other way around - looking for sound only via the cable and no sound from the speaker. –  Mark Mar 1 at 15:42
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