How to Set an Alarm on the Apple Watch with Siri

In this guide, we’ll show you how to set, edit, and delete alarms using Siri on your Apple Watch.

How to Set an Alarm on the Apple Watch with Siri

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

How to set an alarm on the Apple Watch

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

  • Say “Siri” or “Hey Siri”.
  • Press and hold the Digital Crown.
  • Use Raise to Speak.

How to set an alarm using Siri

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

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

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

You might like to give your alarm a label:

Siri, set an alarm for 3 a.m. called flight wake-up.

How to set an alarm 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.

How to set a “silent” alarm on an Apple Watch

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

Turn on silent mode using Siri

Enabling silent mode involves a simple voice command:

Siri, turn on silent mode.

To disable silent mode, say:

Siri, turn off silent mode.

Turn on silent mode by using the 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. It will turn red with a line through it when it is off.
Create a 'silent' alarm on an Apple Watch
Create a 'silent' alarm on an Apple Watch

How to turn off Snooze on an Apple Watch

When an alarm begins sounding, you can tap Snooze to wait 9 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 an Apple Watch

Using Siri

To delete an alarm or all your alarms using Siri, say:

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

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

Siri, delete my alarm called flight wake-up.
Delete an alarm on your Apple Watch
Delete an alarm on your Apple Watch

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 alarms in Night Stand mode

If you set an alarm using the Alarms app and your Apple Watch is 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.