How to Set an Alarm on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re a proud owner of an iPhone, you know how versatile and multifunctional this device can be. Among its many features, setting an alarm is one of the most basic yet important functions.

Whether you need to wake up early for work, remind yourself of an important event, or simply want to take a power nap, the built-in alarm clock on your iPhone has got you covered. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to set an alarm on your iPhone.

Step 1: Access the Clock App

To set an alarm on your iPhone, start by opening the Clock app. This app comes pre-installed on all iPhones and is usually found on the home screen.

Step 2: Go to the Alarm Tab

Once you have opened the Clock app, navigate to the “Alarm” tab at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it to access the alarm settings.

Step 3: Add a New Alarm

On the top-right corner of the Alarm tab, you’ll see a “+” symbol. Tap on it to add a new alarm.

Step 4: Set the Time

You will now be presented with a screen where you can customize your alarm settings. The first thing you need to do is set the time for your alarm. To do this, scroll through the hours and minutes using either your finger or by tapping on them directly.


  • To increase or decrease time rapidly, swipe up or down respectively on either hours or minutes section.
  • To switch between AM and PM, simply tap on “AM” or “PM” located below the time section.
  • To set multiple alarms, repeat steps 3 and 4 for each alarm you want to add.

Step 5: Choose the Days

Once you have set the time for your alarm, you can choose which days you want it to repeat. By default, all days of the week are selected. However, if you only want your alarm to go off on specific days, tap on each day to toggle them on or off.

Step 6: Customize the Alarm Sound

Your iPhone gives you the option to choose from a variety of alarm sounds. To select a different sound for your alarm, tap on “Sound” and browse through the available options. You can listen to a preview by tapping on each sound.


  • To use your favorite song as an alarm sound, tap on “Pick a song” and select one from your music library.
  • If you don’t want any sound for your alarm, scroll all the way up in the sound list and select “None”.

Step 7: Save Your Alarm

Once you’re satisfied with your alarm settings, tap on “Save” at the top-right corner of the screen. Your new alarm will now be added to the list of alarms in the Clock app.

Step 8: Turn On/Off an Alarm

If at any point you want to enable or disable an existing alarm, simply swipe left on it in the list of alarms and tap on either “Enable” or “Disable”. This allows you to quickly turn alarms on or off without having to delete and recreate them.

Step 9: Edit or Delete an Alarm

If you need to make changes to an existing alarm, swipe left on it and tap on “Edit”. This will allow you to modify the alarm’s settings such as time, repeat days, and sound. To delete an alarm, swipe left on it and tap on “Delete”.

That’s it! You now know how to set an alarm on your iPhone. Whether you’re a heavy sleeper who needs multiple alarms or someone who relies on reminders throughout the day, the Clock app on your iPhone is a handy tool that can help you stay organized and punctual.

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