How to set an alarm on the Apple Watch with Siri

How to set, edit and delete alarms using Siri on your Apple Watch.

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Setting an alarm on the Apple Watch using Siri is very easy. Here, we’ve included instructions on setting, editing, and deleting alarms using voice commands and manually using the Alarms app.

Siri can be activated on an Apple Watch in three ways.

  • By pressing and holding the Digital Crown.
  • By saying “Hey Siri” then speaking your request.
  • By using the Raise to Speak feature.

If you haven’t used Siri on the Apple Watch yet, be sure to check out our tutorial on how to use each of these methods.

How to set an alarm on Apple Watch

Using Siri

You can talk to Siri on the Watch in much the same way as you can on the iPhone or HomePod.

Once you have Siri’s attention, say something like:

Hey Siri, set repeating alarm for 9 a.m.
Hey Siri, set an alarm for 7 a.m. tomorrow
Hey Siri, set an alarm for an hour’s time
Hey Siri, set an alarm for every weekday at 8 a.m.
Set Alarms on Apple Watch

You might like to give your alarm a label:

Hey Siri, set an alarm for 3 a.m. called flight wakeup

Using the alarms app

Set an alarm manually on your Watch:

  • Open the Alarms app on your Apple Watch.
  • Tap Add Alarm.
  • Tap AM or PM, then tap the hours or minutes. (This is not required when using 24-hour time.)
  • Turn the Digital Crown to adjust, then tap Set.
  • To turn the alarm on or off, tap its switch. Or tap the alarm time to set repeat, label, and snooze options.

Set a silent alarm

To create a ‘silent alarm’ that produces a tapping sensation on your wrist, but doesn’t make a sound, turn on silent mode.

Using Siri

All it involves is a quick command:

Hey Siri, turn on silent mode

To disable silent mode, just say:

Hey Siri, turn off silent mode

Manually using control center

  • On your Apple Watch, use your finger to swipe up and view the Control Center.
  • Tap the icon that looks like a bell to switch silent mode on or off. When it is off, it will turn red with a line through it.
Apple Watch Silent Mode

Turn off snooze on the Apple Watch

When an alarm begins sounding, you can tap Snooze to wait a few minutes before it starts again. If you want to turn the Snooze option off:

  • Open the Alarms app on your Apple Watch.
  • Tap the alarm in the list of alarms, then turn off Snooze.

How to delete an alarm on the Apple Watch

Using Siri

Simply say:

Hey Siri, delete my 7 a.m. alarm
Hey Siri, delete all my alarms

If you have given the alarm a label, you can reference it by its name:

Hey Siri, delete my alarm called flight wakeup
Apple Watch Delete Alarms

Using the alarms app

  • Open the Alarms app on your Apple Watch.
  • Tap the relevant alarm in the list.
  • Scroll to the bottom, then tap Delete.

Apple Watch in nightstand mode

If you set an alarm using the Alarms app and your Apple Watch in nightstand mode, it will gently wake you with a unique alarm sound.

When the alarm sounds, press the side button to turn it off or press the Digital Crown to snooze for another 9 minutes.

Want to discover more about using Siri, Apple’s popular virtual assistant? We’ve written a helpful collection of tutorials full of techniques for using apps, dictation, using Siri Shortcuts, and a comprehensive beginner’s guide to activating and using Siri.

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