What does the clock symbol next to the battery indicator on my iPhone mean?

What does the clock symbol next to the battery indicator on my iPhone mean?

A clock icon will appear next to your battery indicator at the top of your iPhone each time you set an alarm.

iPhone Clock Icon

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That means that you have an alarm set.

I had this clock on one of our phones for several years and couldn't figure out why it was there. I had no alarms set, not on the phone clock nor on any apps or programs. I eventually would give up exhausting all efforts to find this elusive alarm and rid myself of the icon. Today I solved the riddle! I set an alarm on the normal phone clock, then deleted it and the icon disappeared! I hope this response helps someone.