How to Set Alarms on Android and iPhone

In this post, you’ll see the steps to set, edit, and delete alarms on iPhone and Android. Let’s get started.

How to Set, Edit, and Delete Alarms on Android

Here, we’ll see two diverse ways to do this task. You can pick the one you prefer. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Set an Alarm on Android

Open the app drawer on your Android phone (To open the app drawer, tap the “Apps” icon, or the “Up” arrow on the home screen).

Tap “Clock.”

Hit the “Alarm” icon, which is the first one from the left side of the screen.

Tap the “+” icon at the bottom.

Set the alarm time and then tap “OK.”

That’s all.

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Edit Alarm on Android

Tap the “Down” arrow in the alarm you want to edit.

You can see the following options:

  • Tap the alarm time to change it.
  • Tap “Repeat” to set the repeat frequency of the alarm.
  • Tap the current alarm sound to change it.
  • Uncheck “Vibrate” if you don’t want your device to vibrate when the alarm goes off.
  • Tap “Label” and it’ll open the “Label” pop-up. Provide the label as per your wish and then tap “OK.”
  • Tap “Google Assistant Routine” to set up a routine.

Keep in mind that you can turn off the alarm that you want by disabling its switch.

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Delete Alarm on Android

To delete the alarm, tap the “Down” arrow in the alarm you prefer to remove. Tap the “Delete” option.

Remember that you can’t delete multiple alarms at once.

When the alarm goes off, you will see two options – Snooze and Dismiss. Pick the one you want.

If you want to change the alarm settings, then do the following steps:

Tap on the three vertical dots at the top of the “Clock” app.

Tap “Settings.”

You can see the “Alarms” section.

All the options in this section are regarding the alarm. Customize them as per your needs.

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Method #2

Note: Use all of the below commands after unlocking your device.

Set an Alarm

The following are the steps to set the alarm using Google Assistant:

Say “Okay, Google,” and then “Set alarm on 7 am for hello.”

Replace the 7 am in the above command with the time you want.

Remember, the “hello” in the command is the label that you can replace with the word(s) you want.

Also, note that the label is optional. If you don’t want one while setting an alarm, then use this command:

Say “Okay, Google,” and then “Set alarm on 7 am.”

If you want to set a repeating alarm, then use any of the commands like these:

Say “Okay, Google,” and then “Set alarm on 7 am every day,” or “Set alarm on 7 am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.”

If you want to do the same using a label, then try commands like these:

Say “Okay, Google,” and then “Set alarm on 7 am every day for good,” or “Set alarm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for good.”

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To Edit an Alarm

Say “Okay, Google,” and then “Edit an alarm.”

It’ll take you to the “Alarm” section of the “Clock” app where you can see all the alarms.

Tap the “Down” arrow on the alarm you prefer to edit. You can see its options.

Tap the option you want. Change it as per your wish.

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How to Delete an Alarm

If you wish to delete an alarm, say “Okay, Google” and then “cancel alarm.”

If you only have one, then it got immediately canceled.

Else, Google Assistant will show you all the alarms you have (active and inactive) and ask you to choose one. Tap the one you prefer and it’ll get canceled.

If you prefer to delete a specific alarm, then use the following command:

Say “Okay, Google,” and then “Cancel label alarm.”

In the above command, replace the “label” with the label of the alarm you preferred to remove.

If the alarm doesn’t have a label, then use the following command:

Say “Okay, Google,” and then “Cancel time alarm.”

Replace time with the time of the alarm you preferred to delete.

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Remember:

  • If there is over one alarm (they may be active or inactive) with the same label or time, then Google Assistant will list them out and ask you to choose the one you prefer.
  • You can’t delete multiple alarms at once.

Here are some other things to note (say the below commands after saying “Okay, Google”):

  • The “View all alarms” command will show all your active alarms. However, in the meantime, Google Assistant will state all your alarms (both active and inactive).
  • The “Stop” command will stop the alarm.
  • The “Snooze” command will snooze the alarm for 10 minutes (default snooze time).

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How to Set, Edit, and Delete Alarms on an iPhone 

Set an Alarm on iPhone 

Open the Clock app. 

Hit “Alarm” tab at the bottom. 

Hit “+” at the top. 

Set the alarm time. 

Tap “Repeat” to set a recurring alarm. 

Tap “Label” to set the label for the alarm. 

Tap “Sound” to set the alarm sound. 

Disable the switch beside “Snooze” if you don’t want snooze option. 

Tap “Save” at the top. 

That’s it.

Remember that to disable an alarm, you need to disable its switch. 

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Edit Alarm on iPhone 

Open the Clock app. 

Hit “Alarm” tab at the bottom. 

Tap “Edit” on the top. 

Tap the alarm you’d like to edit. 

Change the alarm as per your wish. 

Tap “Save.” 

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Delete Alarm on iPhone 

Open the Clock app. 

Hit “Alarm” tab at the bottom. 

Tap “Edit” on the top. 

Tap the “Minus” icon beside the alarm you want to remove. 

Tap “Delete.” 

Tap “Done” at the top. 

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Alternate Method to Delete an Alarm 

Slide the alarm to the left. 

Tap “Delete.” 

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