How to Set, Edit and Delete Alarms using Siri

Using Siri on your iPhone or iPad to set, edit or delete alarms is a much faster and easier process than poking, prodding, and navigating around an iPhone touchscreen, last thing at night.

With Siri, just climb into bed and ask to be woken up at a certain time.

In this article, we trigger Siri using the “Hey Siri” voice command. Did you know there are other methods available, depending on your device? You can read about them all in our how to use Siri guide.

Hey Siri, set an alarm for tomorrow at 7am

Hey Siri, wake me at 7 in the morning

Alarms - Set 7am Alarm

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 time’ is.

Hey Siri, wake me in an hour

Once you’ve made your request, Siri will then confirm the time you wish to be woken and set the alarm for you.

Alarms - Wake me in an hour

Slightly more complex alarms can also be be set:

Hey Siri, set an alarm for 8.45am that repeats every Saturday

Hey Siri, wake me up every Monday at 9am

Set Alarm Every Monday

You cannot set the alarm for more than one day in the future. If you try to specify a date outside of that range, Siri will offer to create a reminder for you instead.

Naming an alarm

It can help to give context to an alarm.

Hey Siri, set a work alarm

Hey Siri, set my alarm for 9am every day to call my Dad

Hey Siri, set my alarm for 7pm to watch Stranger Things

Set Stranger Things Alarm

Ask Siri to read out alarms

You can ask Siri to read out specific alarms or all alarms you have set, including its on/off status.

Hey Siri, read my alarms

Hey Siri, show all alarms

Hey Siri, read my 2pm alarm

Hey Siri, read my work alarm

Editing an existing alarm

You can enable and disable existing alarms:

Hey Siri, turn on/off my 7am alarm

Hey Siri, enable/disable all alarms

To change the time of an existing alarm:

Hey Siri, change my 7am alarm to 7.30am

Alternatively, if you’ve named an alarm:

Hey Siri, change my watch Stranger Things alarm to 8pm

Change Stranger Things Alarm

Snoozing and stopping alarms

If you want to stay in bed a little longer (9 minutes to be precise), then say:

Hey Siri, snooze

To silence an alarm completely:

Hey Siri, stop

Deleting Alarms

Whenever you ask Siri to ‘Set an alarm’ or ‘wake me’ it actually creates a brand new alarm each time. If you tend to 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 Stranger Things alarm

Delete Stranger Things Alarm

While being able to use Siri to set alarms isn’t precisely touted as a headline feature in iOS, it is one of the most useful.

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