The Apple Watch can be used for many things: monitoring your health and fitness, keeping your schedule up to date, sending messages, and more. But it can also be used as a personal alarm.
Whether you’re a light sleeper that gets up with the sun, or a heavy sleeper that continually hits snooze, it never hurts to have a back-up alarm, especially if it’s already on your wrist.
Here’s how to set an alarm on your Apple Watch.
1) Open the Alarm clock app
Using your Apple Watch, go to the Alarm app.
If the app view is set to List mode, you will find that the app is listed at the top as everything appears in alphabetical order. If it’s in Grid mode, look for the app icon with the alarm.
2) Tap “Add alarm” and choose your preferred time
Once the Alarm app is open, tap “Add Alarm” and you will see a clock. To set the time, tap the left panel and make sure it is highlighted in green. Then, use the Digital Crown to set the exact time you need. With that done, tap the left panel to set the exact minutes.
Depending on whether you need the alarm for the morning or for the evening, we also recommend that you double check if it is set to am or pm You will know what the alarm is set on whichever is highlighted in orange. But if you want to change it manually, you can also tap on either one.
Then, tap the green check mark in the bottom right corner to set and save the alarm.
3) Change the alarm
You can also use your Apple Watch to change the alarm whenever you want. When you open the Alarm app, you will see a list of your saved alarms. From here, you can turn alarms on and off.
When you tap an alarm, you’ll also be presented with a list of things you can change. This includes:
- Changing the alarm
- Choose when you want it to repeat
- label it
- Activate or deactivate the Snooze function
- Elimination of the alarm
4) Use Siri
If you don’t want to manually set an alarm by tapping the display, you can also use Siri and your voice. You can say something like “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 8:30 tomorrow” and the Apple Watch will automatically set and save.
You can then go to the Alarm app and edit it, using the above steps, as you like.