Disable need to lift iPhone to turn off alarm

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When an alarm goes off, no amount of hitting the Stop button in various ways seems to turn it off unless I lift the phone. Is there any way to disable the requirement to lift the phone?
 
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Clarification: Lifting the phone by itself doesn't stop the alarm, and neither does pressing Stop alone. I have to life the phone *and* press Stop.

I am using iOS 11.2.6 on the iPhone SE.
 
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Further clarification: Raise to Wake is already disabled.
 

Ledsteplin

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I'm on iOS 10.1.1. I never noticed that. But I usually pick up my phone to dismiss an alert anyway.
 

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The current behaviour probably arose because of a recent update (weeks/months ago).
 

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I’m using 11.2.5 on a 7plus. Just set an alarm to go off a minute ago. Phone was laying down, screen off.
Alarm went off and all I did was tap the stop button (did not lift the phone up at all) & the alarm silenced as normal.

Have you tried a reboot of the phone itself? When strange things happen, that’s the first thing I do and it seems to fix 99% of the problems.
I’ll update to 11.2.6 soon and see if it changes the stop feature.

EDIT: just updated to 11.2.6 and can still shut off an alarm by only pressing stop on the screen.
 
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Yes, I reboot daily. Next step is Reset, and failing that, reset to factor default. I haven't yet decided to go ahead with those.