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.
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.
Just climb into bed and ask to be woken up at a specific time.
Hey Siri, set an alarm for tomorrow at 7am
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 then confirm the time you wish to be woken and set the alarm for you.
Slightly more complex alarms can also be set:
Hey Siri, set an alarm for 8.45am that repeats every Saturday
Hey Siri, wake me up every Monday at 9am
Note: 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.
How to name an alarm with Siri
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 Succession
Ask Siri to read out 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 2pm alarm
Hey Siri, read my work alarm
How to edit 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 Succession alarm to 8pm
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
Whenever you ask Siri to ‘Set an alarm’ or ‘wake me’, it actually creates a brand new alarm each time. If you 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 Succession alarm
While using Siri to set alarms isn’t touted as a headline feature in iOS, it is one of the most useful.
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