Using Siri to set, edit or delete alarms is a much faster and easier process than having to poke, prod, and try to navigate around an iPhone touch screen last thing at night.
The commands we use here will work on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. You can also use a HomePod to create alarms that will play music. Find out how by checking out our guide on setting alarms with a HomePod.
In this article, we show you how to:
- Set an alarm with Siri.
- Name an alarm with Siri.
- Change an alarm with Siri.
- Ask Siri to read out your alarms.
- Snooze and stop alarms.
- Turn off and delete alarms.
How to set an alarm with Siri
First, you need to activate Siri on your device:
- Press and hold the Side/Home button until Siri appears.
- By saying “Hey Siri”.
- By saying “Hey Siri”.
- By pressing and holding the Digital Crown.
- By using Raise to Speak.
At its most basic, you can ask Siri to be woken up at a specific time.
Hey Siri, set an alarm for tomorrow at 7 am.
Hey Siri, wake me at 7 in the morning.
Siri is intelligent enough to understand natural speech and phrases, so you don’t have to be specific with times and dates; it will know when ‘tomorrow’ or ‘two hours’ is.
Hey Siri, wake me in an hour.
Once you’ve made your request, Siri will confirm the time you wish to be woken in a notification and set the alarm for you.
Slightly more complex alarms can also be set:
Hey Siri, set an alarm for 8.45 am that repeats every Saturday.
Hey Siri, wake me up every Monday at 9 am.
Note: You cannot set the alarm for more than one day in the future. If you try to specify a date outside that range, Siri will offer to create a reminder for you instead.
How to name an alarm with Siri
It can help to give context to an alarm:
Hey Siri, set a work alarm.
Siri will ask you what time to set the alarm.
You can also say the name and time of the alarm in the same sentence.
Hey Siri, set an alarm for 9 am every day to call my Dad.
How to ask Siri to read out your alarms
You can ask Siri to read out specific alarms or all alarms you have set, including their on/off status.
Hey Siri, read my alarms.
Hey Siri, show all alarms.
Hey Siri, read my work alarm.
How to change an alarm with Siri
You can enable and disable existing alarms:
Hey Siri, turn on/off my 7 am alarm.
Hey Siri, enable/disable all alarms.
To change the time of an existing alarm:
Hey Siri, change my 7 am alarm to 7.30 am.
Alternatively, if you’ve named an alarm:
Hey Siri, change my work alarm to 7 am.
How to snooze an alarm with Siri
If you want to stay in bed a little longer (9 minutes to be precise), then say:
Hey Siri, snooze.
How to stop an alarm with Siri
To silence an alarm completely:
Hey Siri, stop.
How to turn off your alarms with Siri
You can turn off individual alarms by time or name.
Hey Siri, turn off my 7 am alarm.
Hey Siri, turn off my work alarm.
If you change your routine, such as going on vacation, you may want to turn off all of your alarms for a while without actually deleting them. To do so, just say:
Hey Siri, turn off all my alarms.
All your alarms will be disabled. They can be easily reactivated again by saying:
Hey Siri, turn on all my alarms.
How to delete an alarm with Siri
When you ask Siri to ‘set an alarm’ or ‘wake me’, it creates a brand new alarm each time. If you regularly add alarms on an ad hoc basis, this can result in a very long list of alarms clogging up your app.
In this instance, you can remedy the issue by wiping all alarms from your device:
Hey Siri, delete all alarms.
You can also delete alarms by name:
Hey Siri, delete the work alarm